Vlad Dima is Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University. He has published numerous articles, mainly on French and francophone cinemas, but also on Francophone literature, comics, American cinema, and television. He is the author of the following books: Sonic Space in Djibril Diop Mambety’s Films (Indiana University Press, 2017), The Beautiful Skin: Football, Fantasy, and Cinematic Bodies in Africa (Michigan State University Press, 2020), and Meaninglessness: Time, Rhythm, and the Undead in in Postcolonial Cinema (Michigan State University Press, 2022).
Professor Dima can discuss issues with African cinema, French Cinema with a focus on New Wave, film theory, the films of Alfred Hitchcock, American auteur cinema such as Tarantino films, television studies, theater of the absurd, and zombies. He also teaches a course about soccer in Africa.