Garritano, Carmela individual record
Associate Professor

A background in African area studies undergirds my research on African cultural production. I have written on commercial movies from Ghana and Nigeria (Nollywood); African literature, and African cinema. My current book project, tentatively titled African Energy Worlds: African Cinema of the Anthropocene, puts energy humanities scholarship in conversation with African film and media and aims to orient readers to methods of analysis centered on the materialities and infrastructures of energy. I am more and more interested in engaging with energy and environmental sciences to make a case for the significance of humanities scholarship in addressing the urgent crisis caused by catastrophic climate warming, the worst effects of which are lived by people in the global South.

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  • Harrow, K. W., & Garritano, C. (2018). Introduction. A Companion to African Cinema. (pp. 1-20). John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
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  • Garritano, C. (2013). West African Video‐Movies and Their Transnational Imaginaries. A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism. (pp. 249-262). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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  • Garritano, C. (2013). 1: Mapping the Modern. African Video Movies and Global Desires. (pp. 24-60). Ohio University Press.
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  • Garritano, C. (2013). 2: Work, Women, and Worldly Wealth. African Video Movies and Global Desires. (pp. 61-90). Ohio University Press.
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  • Garritano, C. (2013). 3: Professional Movies and Their Global Aspirations. African Video Movies and Global Desires. (pp. 91-128). Ohio University Press.
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Texas A&M University; Department of International Studies; 4215 TAMU
College Station, TX 77847