Adrien Sebro’s lifelong interest in film, television and media is more than a passing curiosity. He considers it a tool to learn about different cultures, languages and customs.
Sebro and his film and media students
“Specifically, the different forms of blackness seen across media have always made me interested in investigating my own culture and identity,” Sebro said. “As I got older, I realized that film and TV are crucial for communication, and they hold significant political power. I want to always encourage whomever I come across to be conscious of that power and to use it responsibly.”
Sebro is a lecturer in the Department of Radio-Television-Film who researches and teaches on U.S. black television sitcoms, television history and filmmakers across African Diaspora. He will begin a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in fall 2020, and he recently visited with us to offer insight and analysis on the portrayal of black characters and cultures through the years.