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Film and media scholar to play leadership role with national society


April 29, 2010

Bambi Haggins was recently elected to the board of directors for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. She is director of Film and Media Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

Haggins begins a three-year term on the board this July as the society, one of the most esteemed organization in the discipline of film and media studies, prepares for its 51st annual conference in New Orleans in 2011.

Founded in 1959, the Society of Cinema and Media Studies is an international professional organization of college and university educators, filmmakers, historians, critics, scholars and others devoted to the study of the moving image. Haggins has been a member since 1994. She formerly was co-chair of the group’s African/African American Caucus and Caucus Coordinating Committee.

Haggins joined the ASU faculty ranks in 2008 from the University of Michigan where she had a major role as director of graduate studies.