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Noah Tsika

Noah Tsika

Assistant Professor

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 three books: Gods and Monsters: A Queer Film Classic, Nollywood Stars: Media and Migration in West Africa and the Diaspora, and Pink 2.0: Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet. His writings appear in journals including African Studies Quarterly, Black Camera, The Velvet Light-Trap, WSQ, Porn Studies, and Paradoxa. He is the editor of a special issue of Black Camera on the marginalization of African media studies. He is a contributor to Africa is a Country and The Huffington Post. He is currently working on a book on American military documentaries, and another on "New Nollywood."

Pink 2.0: Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet
Pink 2.0: Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet (Indiana University Press, 2016)

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