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New Appointments in the School of Media Studies Faculty


MANUEL ERMECHEO, Manager of Technical Operations for the Film Office at the School of Media Studies
FABIOLA HANNA, Assistant Professor of Emerging Media (School of Media Studies)
Fabiola Hanna is a new media artist and software theorist. She is a hybrid/practitioner, and her work engages the theory of digital media with a focus on software that interfaces with archives of memories of the past. She earned her PhD in Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz where she also holds an MFA in Digital Arts & New Media. View faculty bio
AMIR HUSAK, Assistant Professor of Media Studies (School of Media Studies)
Amir Husak is a documentary media maker, artist and educator. Combining emergent and traditional media, essay and experimental techniques, Husak’s work explores documentary as social practice and investigates digital media representations of history and identity politics. Husak is a recipient of Fulbright, DAAD, and Jack Kent Cooke fellowships. View faculty bio.
NEYDA MARTINEZ, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Media Management (School of Media Studies) 
Neyda Martinez is a producer and independent strategic communications and cultural consultant with over 20 years experience, with clients including Hachette Book Group USA, NYC’s Mayor’s Office of Adult Education, and the Latin Grammy’s. An active cultural advocate and leader, Martinez nurtures the next generation with hands-on mentoring. She earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. View faculty bio
MICHELLE MATERRE, Director of Media Management at the School of Media Studies. 
Michelle Materre’s professional background spans more than 30 years experience as a film producer, writer, arts administrator, and distribution and marketing specialist. Her critically acclaimed film series, Creatively Speaking, has been a leading forum for presenting works by and about women and people of color for 21 years. Michelle is Associate Professor of Media Studies and previously served as Director of the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students. View faculty bio.
JOSH SCANNELL, Assistant Professor of Media Studies (School of Media Studies)
(Raymond) Josh Scannell is interested in understanding how changing digital technologies transform the relationship between the body and its environment, and how these transformations are harnessed to racial and sexual techniques of organizing populations for political and economic exploitation. Prior to joining The New School, he taught sociology and women, gender, and sexuality studies at Hunter College, and Queens College, CUNY, and in the Media Culture and Communication department at NYU Steinhardt. View faculty bio.
MARCUS TURNER, Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Media Studies.
Marcus Turner is a member of The Directors Guild of America and Local 52 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. His directorial effort ET TU BRUTUS for HBO’s Peace: Live In It or Rest In It, a nationwide campaign against gun violence, won a CLIO Award and was nominated for an EMMY. View faculty bio.


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