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Noah Tsika

Noah Tsika

Associate Professor
noah.tsika@qc.cuny.edu

AB, Dartmouth College
MA, New York University
PhD, New York University

Noah Tsika is a media critic and historian. His work explores the politics of representation in both commercial and noncommercial media, emphasizing race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nationality. He has conducted field research in West Africa and the United States, focusing on the production, distribution, and reception of Nollywood films. His research on the internet combines queer theory, digital media theory, and online ethnography, examining some of the emergent conditions of circulation for global queer cinema. He is the author of four books: Gods and Monsters: A Queer Film ClassicNollywood Stars: Media and Migration in West Africa and the DiasporaPink 2.0: Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet, and Traumatic Imprints: Cinema, Military Psychiatry, and the Aftermath of War. His writings appear in journals including African Studies Quarterly, The Journal of African Cultural StudiesBlack Camera, The Velvet Light-TrapWSQPorn Studies, and Paradoxa. He is the editor of a special issue of Black Camera on the marginalization of African media studies. He is a contributing editor of Africa is a Country and a contributor to The Huffington Post. 

Imprints: Cinema, Military Psychiatry, and the Aftermath of War Pink 2.0: Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet
Imprints: Cinema, Military Psychiatry, and the Aftermath of War (University of California Press, 2018) Pink 2.0: Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet (Indiana University Press, 2016)


Nollywood Stars: Media and Migration in West Africa and the Diaspora Gods and Monsters: A Queer Film Classic
Nollywood Stars: Media and Migration in West Africa and the Diaspora (Indiana University Press, 2015) Gods and Monsters: A Queer Film Classic (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009)
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