Meet the Faculty

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Joi Carr

Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
Director, Film Studies Program
Director, Multicultural Theatre Project

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 113
Phone: (310) 506-7610

  • Ph.D., English, Literature and Film Studies, Claremount Graduate University, 2005
  • Post-Doctoral Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Certificate, Claremont Graduate University, 2013
  • Post-Doctoral Studies, African Studies Certificate, Claremont Graduate University, 2012
  • M.A., Religion Interdisciplinary History, Pepperdine University, 2001
  • M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies (English, Theater, History), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1998
  • B.S., Bible and Ministry, Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, Texas, 1998, Summa Cum Laude
  • B.A., Liberal Arts, Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, Texas, 1996, Magna Cum Laude
  • Film Studies - Intro to Film Studies, Women and Film, and African American Cinema, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Literature and Film, Theology and Film
  • American Literature After the Civil War to Present
  • Senior Projects in Film Studies
  • Film Studies Internships
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Brett J. Love Award for Teaching Excellence, Pepperdine University, 2004
  • Exemplary Teaching in the Area of Faith and Learning, Pepperdine University, 2002
  • Jonathan Dolgen Fellow, Claremont University, 2001-2002 (Ph.D. studies)
  • Irvine Scholar, Seaver College Pepperdine University, 2000-2005 (Ph.D. studies)
  • Modern Language Association, 2000-present
  • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), 1987-present
  • Screen Actors Guild (SAG), 1987-present
Academic Interests:
  • African American Studies: Literature and Film, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison
  • Christianity and Literature
  • Film Studies
  • Religion and the Arts
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