Christine Acham received her Ph.D. in Critical Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She is currently the Chair of the Academy for Creative Media at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
Prior to joining University of Hawai’i, Christine was Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts at the School of Cinematic Arts at USC. She previously held the position of Associate Professor in the African American and African Studies Program at the University of California-Davis.
She teaches classes on Film Form, Style and Culture, American Television history and culture, African American film, television and popular culture. She has also taught documentary history and production in both the US and Trinidad and Tobago.
She is the author of Revolution Televised: Prime Time and the Struggle for Black Power (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) and several articles on African American film, television, documentary and web series. She co-directed, edited and produced the award winning documentary Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door (2011), which has screened at over 20 national and international film festivals and universities and is currently working on a documentary on race and the city space and a book on African American contemporary television. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Film Quarterly.
Phone: (808) 956-5660