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Anna Everett is a Professor and Chair in the Film and Media Studies department at UC Santa Barbara. She works in the fields of film and TV history/theory, African-American film and culture, and Digital Media Technologies. She is the author of Returning the Gaze: A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949 (Duke Univ. Press, 2001) and is currently at work on books titled Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace, and Inside the Dark Museum: An Anthology of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1959. Recent articles include: “The Revolution Will Be Digitized: Afrocentricity and the Digital Public Sphere” (Social Text, Summer 2002), “The Black Press in the Age of Digital Reproduction” (The Black Press, 2001), “‘I Want the Same Things Other People Enjoy’: The Black Press and the Classic Hollywood Studio System” (Spectator, 1997), and “The Other Pleasures: The Narrative Function of Race in the Cinema" (Film Criticism, 1995-96). She is founder and managing editor of the Internet newsletter, Screening Noir Online; and she is currently co-organizing the conference titled "Race in Digital Space 2.0." Everett is the recent winner of the prestigious UCSB Plous Award, the top recognition for younger faculty at UCSB.