UC SANTA BARBARA
Assatu Wisseh

Film & Media Studies Graduate Student

Assatu Wisseh

Biography

Assatu Wisseh is a PhD student in the Film and Media Studies department at University of California, Santa Barbara.  Her research explores representation, Diaspora subjectivity, media as pedagogies, and visual pleasure through the lenses of Black feminisms and critical race theory.  The Howard Journal of Communication accepted her article “Mapping Mammy 2.0: Insecure and the Middle-Class Black Woman’s Burden” for publication in June 2018.  In March 2019, Black Camera accepted for publication her article,  “Mother Myths: Cinematic Representation of Eurocentric Diffusion in Losing Isaiah.