Michael Laramee, Ph.D.Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication
Tel: 617 243-2042
Degrees: Ph.D. Communication, 2013, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; MA Film Studies, 2006, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; BA Comparative Literature, 2002, UMASS/Amherst, MA; Interdisciplinary Film Studies Certificate, 2002, UMASS/Amherst, MA
Professor Michael Laramee, Ph.D. is a film and media studies specialist in his fourth year teaching graduate and undergraduate communication, mass media and film studies courses at Lasell College. He has published articles on African cinema in Rethinking Third Cinema: The Role of Anti-Colonial Media and Aesthetics in Postmodernity (Lit-Verlag Berlin, 2009), Jean Rouch in Three Documentary Filmmakers: Errol Morris, Ross McElwee, Jean Rouch (SUNY press, 2008), and a forthcoming chapter in Nollywood: Nigerian Movie-Making and Entertainment Culture in Glocal Perspective (University Press of the Americas, Society and Change in Africa Series, 2014) . His primary research interests include film history, postcolonial studies, and African film and video, recently completing his dissertation on Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, titled “Digital Zoom on the Video Boom: Close Readings of Nigerian Films,” for which he did extended in-depth interviews in Nigeria and the U.S.
What do you like about teaching at Lasell?
As an adjunct at Lasell before being hired full-time, I found the smaller class enrollment to be an effective setting for fostering strong professional relationships with students. One can really get to know their students and provide them the opportunity to contribute to the community through connected learning and service-learning projects which in my experience do provide Lasell undergraduates and graduates with valuable real-world knowledge and practices. It is truly a unique institution and the opportunity to teach at Lasell Village and share stories with another generation of life-long learners is unquestionably one of the most beneficial aspects of the college!