Mia Mask

Professor of Film on the Mary Riepma Ross '32 Chair

Mia Mask, Professor of Film, received her PhD from New York University. At Vassar College, Ms. Mask teaches African American cinema, Documentary History, seminars on special topics such as the horror film, and auteurs like Spike Lee, Charles Burnett and Ava DuVernay. She also teaches feminist film theory, African national cinemas, and genre courses. Her commentary can be heard on NPR.

BA, Tufts University; MA, PhD, New York University
At Vassar since 2000


Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film
Box 628

Research and Academic Interests

African American Cinema
Documentary History
Feminist Film Theory
African National Cinemas

Departments and Programs


AFRS/FILM 232 African American Cinema

In the Media


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Mia L. Mask
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