Curriculum Vitae

1996 Ph.D., University of Southern California
School of Cinema-TV and Critical Studies


2228 Social Sciences & Media Studies



Film and Television History and Theory, Black Film, Digital Media Technologies,
Gaming Studies, Digital Humanities,


Anna Everett works in the fields of film and TV history/theory, African-American film and culture, and Digital Media Technologies. She is the author of Returning the Gaze: A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949 (Duke Univ. Press, 2001) and Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace. Recent articles include: “The Revolution Will Be Digitized: Afrocentricity and the Digital Public Sphere” (Social Text, Summer 2002), “The Black Press in the Age of Digital Reproduction” (The Black Press, 2001), “‘I Want the Same Things Other People Enjoy’: The Black Press and the Classic Hollywood Studio System” (Spectator, 1997), and “The Other Pleasures: The Narrative Function of Race in the Cinema" (Film Criticism, 1995-96). She is founder and managing editor of the Internet newsletter, Screening Noir Online; and she is currently co-organizing the conference titled "Race in Digital Space 2.0." Everett is the recent winner of the prestigious UCSB Plous Award, the top recognition for younger faculty at UCSB.

Digital Diaspora A Race for Cyberspace

by Anna Everett (Author)
SUNY Press
February 2009

AfroGEEKS: Beyond the Digital Divide

Edited by Anna Everett and Amber Wallace
University of California
The Center for Black Studies Research

Returning the Gaze:
A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949

by Anna Everett (Author)
Duke University Press

New Media:
Theories and Practices
(AFI Filmreaders)

by Anna Everett (Editor), John Caldwell (Editor)
February 2003