Alexandra Juhasz

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz is Chair of the Film Department, Brooklyn College.

Recently, as a Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College (1995-2016), she was the director of the Munroe Center for Social Inquiry (2014-2016), and led the Mellon funded Digital Humanities. While at Pitzer and at the Claremont Graduate University, she taught courses on media production, history and theory.

She has a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from NYU and has taught courses at NYU, Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, Claremont Graduate University, and Pitzer College, on YouTube, media archives, activist media, documentary, and feminist film.

Dr. Juhasz has written multiple articles on feminist, fake, and AIDS documentary. Her current work is on online feminist pedagogy, YouTube, and other more radical uses of digital media.

Dr. Juhasz produced the feature films, The Owls, and The Watermelon Woman, as well as nearly fifteen educational documentaries on feminist issues like teenage sexuality, AIDS, and sex education.

Books :

Dr. Juhasz's latest book, Blackwell Companion to Film Studies: Documentary, presents a comprehensive collection of essays relating to all aspects of contemporary documentary films. Co-edited with Alisa Lebow (Cambridge, MA, Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2015).

Dr. Juhasz's first book, AIDS TV: Identity, Community and Alternative Video (Duke University Press, 1996) is about the contributions of low-end video production to political organizing and individual and community growth.

Her second book is comprised of transcribed interviews from her documentary about feminist film history, Women of Vision, with accompanying introductions (Minnesota University Press). Her third book, F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth’s Undoing, was co-edited with Jesse Lerner, from the University of MN Press.

Her innovative "video-book," Learning from YouTube, was published in 2011 by MIT Press. Her earlier digital effort is Media Praxis: A Radical Web-Site Integrating Theory, Practice and Politics. She blogs on this and other projects at www.aljean.wordpress.com.

The Watermelon Woman 20th Year Anniversary: Watermelon Woman 3.0 considers how the ideas of the project—faking the real, making your own media histories if they’ve been otherwise denied, the role of archives for the construction of self and community, black queer identity—have motivated and motivate across forms.

Produced by Alexandra Juhasz, 1995
Directed by Cheryl Dunye, www.cheryldunye.com

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Documentaries :
Documentaries by Dr. Alexandra Juhasz include
SCALE, Dear Gabe, Video Remains, Women of Vision:
18 Histories in Feminist Film and Video, and Released.
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SCALE: Measuring Might in the Media Age is a documentary video by Alexandra Juhasz featuring Antonia Juhasz.
60 mins, 2007. Read More...

VIEW IT at snagfilms.com, or on YouTube.com
Airs on www.freespeech.org
Learn more, visit www.scalethedocumentary.com

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Naming Prairie

Naming Prairie
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Naming Prairie is a 6 minute video by Alexandra Juhasz that celebrates Jewish family, tradition, and ritual. This joyous recounting of a lesbian couple’s babynaming ceremony for their daughter, Prairie, also introduces a supportive and diverse network of family and friends who participate in their re-thinking of Jewish life. Read more...

Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival, 2002.
VIEW IT at snagfilms.com

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Dear Gabe

Stills & Video Clips
  Press Packet

Dear Gabe presents six professional women who seek to explain to the next generation-our children-how we manage (or do not) given the complex choices that are now open to us. Intimate dv-footage reveals women who bend traditional ideas of race, sexuality, religion, and gender into more equitable forms while still respecting "family values."

Produced by Alexandra Juhasz. VIEW IT at snagfilms.com. Distributed by Cinema Guild

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Video Remains

Artist's Statement

Video Remains: In 1993, Alex shoots an interview with her best friend Jim as he tries to recount his life as he is dying. In 2004, she re-works this haunted video, playing it in real-time but letting bleed in a host of present day interviewees who also reflect upon AIDS, death, activism, and video.   --   Order Now

Synopsis    :   Cast & Crew Bios   :   Press Packet

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Released

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Released: 5 Short Videos about Women and Prison. Completely unique in its format, this 28-minute dv documentary artfully merges five short videos to create a powerful - and empowering - forum. Read More...

Released   :   Photos   :   Streaming Video

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SCALE, VIDEO REMAINS, and RELEASED
can be purchased by sending an email to Alexandra.Juhasz@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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Visit Alex Online :

FemTechNet:
A network of hundreds of international scholars and artists
Feminist Online Spaces:
Building & Linking Principled Sites in Collaboration
Ev-ent-anglement.com:
an experiment in digital embodied collective feminist media praxis
PerpiTube: Repurposing Social Media Spaces:
www.youtube.com/PerpiTubeSpace
WordPress Blog: aljean.wordpress.com
YouTube Class: youtube.com/mediapraxisme
Media Praxis Online Publication: www.mediapraxis.org
 

Visual AIDS

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Visual AIDS art show:
EVERYDAY

Curated by Jean Carlomusto, Alexandra Juhasz and Hugh Ryan, "Everyday" explores the AIDS crisis (historically and currently) through the lens of art work that looks at and evidences daily experiences & practices in response to HIV/AIDS.

www.visualaids.org

Day With (out) Art

Day With (out) Art:
COMPULSIVE PRACTICE

A video compilation of compulsive, daily, and habitual practices by nine artists and activists. Curated by Jean Carlomusto, Alexandra Juhasz, and Hugh Ryan.

www.visualaids.org

New Book

A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film

Blackwell Companion to Film Studies: Documentary, edited by Alexandra Juhasz and Alisa Lebow


DOCC

A Distributed Open
Collaborative Course
"Collaborations in Feminism
and Technology
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Learning from
YouTube

youtube

Written by
Alexandra Juhasz

www.mitpress.mit.edu/
learningfromyoutube

www.youtube.com/
mediapraxisme


The Owls

the owls

Digital Video, 70 mins.
Produced by
Alexandra Juhasz

Four aging lesbians accidentally kill a baby-dyke and live to suffer the consequences.

theowlsmovie.com

 

Contact

Alexandra Juhasz
Brooklyn College
201 West End Building
2900 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210

ph: (718) 951-5664

 Alexandra.Juhasz@brooklyn.cuny.edu



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