Robinson, DeSimone to be honored with MLK Awards, Jan. 24

Robinson, DeSimone to be honored with MLK Awards, Jan. 24

On Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room, please join us for this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Agent of Change Awards program. The keynote speaker for the program will be author, film historian and educator Ed Guerrero. Honorees will be:

  • Chanez Robinson of Newark, N.J., a junior majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing, and
  • Professor Frank DeSimone, assistant professor of marketing.

If you plan to attend the Jan. 24 program, please email your RSVP before Friday, Jan. 20, as seating in the FDR is limited.

More about our keynote speaker
    Ed Guerrero, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker at Wagner College’s 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Agent of Change Awards program, being held Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room.
Guerrero is an associate professor of cinema studies and Africana studies at New York University. In his books, “Framing Blackness” (Temple University Press, 1993) and “Do the Right Thing” (British Film Institute, 2008), Guerrero explores black cinema’s cultural, political and aesthetic history as well as its critical discourse.
Ed Guerrero has written numerous book chapters on black cinema — its movies, stars, culture and politics — as well as essays and reviews for such journals as Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Quarterly, Discourse, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Ethnic & Racial Studies, and Callaloo. Guerrero’s research interests and projects encompass black cinema and black celebrity; Africa, Asia and their cinematic representation; science fiction & horror cinema; utopia/dystopia; mapping the Black Pacific, and theories exploring the burden of race and difference. He has served on numerous editorial, review and executive boards, including Cinema Journal, African American Review, the American Studies Association, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress.
Guerrero earned his B.A. from San Francisco State University, his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.