About the author: Renata Jackson received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Film Production and Film History/Criticism from the Pennsylvania State University, and her Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University. She has taught film history, theory, and analysis at Penn State, Emerson College, The European Institute for International Communication, and New York University. She is currently on the Critical Studies faculty at the School of Filmmaking, North Carolina School of the Arts.