Martin, Michael T. 1947-
MARTIN, Michael T. 1947-
Born September 13, 1947, in New York, NY; son of Alida (Comellini) Martin; children: Pilar. Ethnicity: "African American." Education: City College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1970; Columbia University, M.A., 1971, Ed.M., 1972; University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Ph.D., 1979.
California State University—Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, professor and department chair, 1981-84; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, adjunct professor of African-American studies and director of Third World Center, 1984-90; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, professor and department chair, 1990-97; Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, professor of ethnic studies and department chair, 1997—. Consultant to National African American Museum Project of the Smithsonian Institution and International Student Identity Scholarship Fund of the U.S. Department of Education.
Latin American Studies Association, Society for Cinema Studies.
Award of merit, film category, Latin American Studies Association, 1989; Mellon Foundation grant, 1990.
(Editor and contributor) Cinemas of the Black Diaspora: Diversity, Dependence, and Oppositionality, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1995.
(Editor and contributor) New Latin American Cinema, Volume 1: Theory, Practices, and Transcontinental Articulations, Volume 2: Studies of National Cinemas, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1997.
The Cinema of Gillo Pontecorvo (monograph), Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), in press.
Contributor to books, including Perspectives in International Development, edited by Mekki Mtewa, Allied Publishers (New Delhi, India), 1986. Contributor to periodicals, including Latin American Perspectives, Transafrica Forum, Transition, Phylon, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film Quarterly, Third World Quarterly, Political Psychology, Western Journal of Black Studies, and Research in African Literatures. Guest coeditor, California Sociologist, 1985.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Cineaste, fall, 1996, Cliff Thompson, review of Cinemas of the Black Diaspora: Diversity, Dependence, and Oppositionality, p. 66.
Contemporary Sociology, January, 1991, Robert Fiala, review of Studies of Development and Change in the Modern World, p. 31.
Film Criticism, winter, 1996, Wheeler Winston Dixon, review of Cinemas of the Black Diaspora, p. 62.
Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, March, 1997, Onookome Okome, review of Cinemas of the Black Diaspora, p. 163; August, 1998, Luis Elbert, review of New Latin American Cinema, Volume 1: Theory, Practices, and Transcontinental Articulations, p. 467.
Journal of Economic History, December, 1989, David Felix, review of Studies of Development and Change in the Modern World, p. 1084.
Journal of Popular Film and Television, fall, 2000, Barbara F. Weissberger, review of New Latin American Cinema, p. 142.
Research in African Literatures, winter, 1998, Kenneth W. Harrow, review of Cinemas of the Black Diaspora, p. 192.