Jonathan Buchsbaum

Professor of Media Studies and is also a member of the Film Studies Certificate Program doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center . Educated at the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., Economics), Harvard University (M.Ed.) and New York University (M.A., Ph.D., Cinema Studies), Professor Buchsbaum teaches “Principles of Sound and Image,” “African Americans in Film and Television,” “Styles of Cinema,” and “Latin American Cinema.” His publishing concentrates on political filmmaking, in the United States , Latin America , and France . His doctoral dissertation, Cinema Engagé: Film in the Popular Front , was published by the University of Illinois Press in 1988. His most recent book is Cinema Sandinista: Filmmaking in Revolutionary Nicaragua , 1979-1990 ( University of Texas Press , 2003). His current research focuses on the government support system for cinema in France, and its relation to the liberalizing pressures of the European Union and the World Trade Organization.


Recent Publications

“Cinema Sandinista: Filmmaking in Revolutionary Nicaragua,” 1979-1990 ( University of Texas Press, 2003)


Current Book Project

Exceptional Times: National Cinema and Global Culture.


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