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Garritano, Carmela Associate Professor


A background in African area studies undergirds my research on African media and film under globalization, with a specialization in Ghana. cultural production. I have written on commercial movies from Ghana and Nigeria (Nollywood); African literature, and African cinema. My current book project, tentatively titled African Energy Worlds: African Cinema of the Anthropocene, puts energy humanities scholarship in conversation with African film and media and aims to orient readers to methods of analysis centered on the materialities and infrastructures of energy. I am more and more interested in engaging with energy and environmental sciences to make a case for the significance of humanities scholarship in addressing the urgent crisis caused by catastrophic climate warming, the worst effects of which are lived by people in the global South.

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  • Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies