In recognition of his outstanding work and his global reputation as a leading figure of experimental film and African American cinema, Associate Professor Christopher Harris has been awarded an F. Wendell Miller Professorship, one of the highest honors bestowed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Since joining the Department of Cinematic Arts in 2017, Professor Harris has helped to shape the program in Film and Video Production in our department, while continuing to gain acclaim as a world-renowned experimental filmmaker. His work has featured recently in such prestigious venues as the Locarno Film Festival, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Images Festival in Toronto, the Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival in Brazil, and the Berlin Arsenal, among many others. He was recently awarded the Distinction through Diversity fund from the University of Iowa Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Currently, he is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. The F. Wendell Miller Professorship is a five-year appointment, which provides funding to support the research and/or artistic work of outstanding faculty members in the College.
Congratulations Chris for this much-deserved recognition!