Michael B. Gillespie is a film professor at The City College of New York, CUNY. His research focuses on film theory, black visual and expressive culture, popular music, and contemporary art. He is the author ofFilm Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film (Duke University Press, 2016). He is co-editor of “Dimensions in Black: Perspectives on Black Film and Media,” a special dossier for Film Quarterly (Winter 2017); and “Black One Shot” (http://asapjournal.com/tag/black-one-shot/), an art criticism series devoted to black visual and expressive culture on ASAP/J (Summer 2018). His work has appeared in Film Quarterly, Black Camera, Flash Art, and several collections. He is Senior Editor of ASAP Journal.