Dr. Anna Everett is a media historian, and she is Emeritus Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) after 22 years. She is a Ford Foundation Fellow, and a two-time recipient of the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, a MacArthur Foundation Subject Area Expert, among other honors and awards. Her many publications include the books Returning the Gaze: A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949; Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media, AfroGeeks: Beyond the Digital Divide, Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace, among others. Currently, Dr. Everett’s community service involves serving as a Commissioner of the County of Santa Barbara Commission for Women, and as an elected Trustee of the Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees. Dr. Everett recently launched a diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting business, EDS (Everett Diversity Strategies+).

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