Jacqueline Stewart

Cinema and Media Studies

Jacqueline Stewart is Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies. She directs the South Side Home Movie Project, is co-curator of the L.A. Rebellion Preservation Project at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and also serves as an appointee to the National Film Preservation Board. Stewart is the author of Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity (University of California Press, 2005), which received recognition from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Her work explores African American film cultures from the origins of the medium to the present, as well as “orphan” media histories—including nontheatrical, amateur, and activist film and video—and the archiving and preservation of moving images.