University of Regina
Sheila Petty is professor of media studies at the University of Regina (Canada). She has written extensively on issues of cultural representation, identity and nation in African and African diasporic
screen media, and has curated film, television and digital media exhibitions for galleries across Canada. She is author of Contact Zones: Memory, Origin and Discourses in Black Diasporic Cinema, Wayne State University Press, 2008. She is co-editor (with Blandine Stefanson) of Directory of World Cinema: Africa (Intellect Books, 2015). She is completing a monograph on Algerian filmmaker, Habiba Djahnine. Her current research focuses on new Maghrebi cinemas and interpretive strategies for analyzing digital creative cultural practices and real-time decision making.