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LEENA JAYASWAL 912 Hamilton St. NW


leenajayaswal@gmail.com Washington, DC 20011

September, 2010 (202) 232-3794



EDUCATION


M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland 1998

Thesis project: “A Suitable Girl”, video on Indian Arranged Marriages

B.A., American University, Washington, D.C.

Double Major: Visual Media Production

Anthropology 1994

EMPLOYMENT/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Film and Media Arts 2009-present

Tenure Track American University 2003-2009

Full Time Temporary Track American University 1999-2003

Teaching three courses a semester in the Film and Media Arts Department as well as a number of independent studies. Production courses include Basic and Intermediate Photography, Basic Digital Imaging and Film and Video I. The Visual Literacy course is a brief introduction to the arts as part of the general education program. Developed a theory course called The Radical Image concerning concepts such as postmodernism, conceptual, and contemporary art in film, video, photography and digital arts. Co-taught with Anthropology department a course on Indian films. Organizing and curating a student photographic and digital gallery at the school and local restaurant Chef Geoff’s. Guest photography lecturer and critic in numerous other Film and Media Arts courses, including Understanding Mass Media and Fundamentals of Multimedia, and Anthropology course including Movies, Masala, Magic and India: The Living Tradition, Visual Anthropology. Brought Magnum Photographers, Bruce Davidson, Eli Reed, Bruce Gilden, Leonard Freed, Paul Fusco and Chien-Chi Chang to speak as part of the Center for Social Media.


Assistant to Photography Dealer


Sandra Berler Gallery 1995-2003
Assisted the owner of the gallery in computer and clerical work. Worked on mailings and updating clients on upcoming exhibits at the gallery. Curated some photography exhibits, including Bruce Davidson, Inge Morath, Helen Levitt, Sebastio Salgado and others, helped assist at photography associations, such as A.I.P.A.D. (Association of International Photography Art Dealers.)
The Photo Collective

International Visions Gallery 2003- 2005


Member of a photography collective, where the focus is on international issues. Help run the gallery, install shows, public relations and the sale of photographs. Record and disperse the minutes of our monthly meetings.
Lecturer on Photography, Visual Media

Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, Virginia 2001

The Art League, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia 2000

American University 1995-1999

Adult Education, Fairfax, Virginia 1996
Taught 2 Basic Photography Darkroom courses at the Woodbridge Campus of NOVA. Taught an Introduction to Photography course using slide film, researched courses on the moving

image for The Art League. Taught basic and intermediate photography courses, as well as Visual Literacy in the Visual Media Division, as part of American University’s core curriculum for the Visual Media degree. Taught a basic black and white darkroom course for the Adult Education course in Virginia.


Photography Instructor

American University Film and Video Institute 2000-2006

Taught a two-week introductory and intermediate black and white photography course to high school students as part of the Film and Video Institute.

Polaroid Facilitator


Polaroid Education Program 1995-2000
Present workshops for elementary school educators, in the Mid-Atlantic Region, on the use of teaching visual learning, portfolio, and the use of the Polaroid camera in the classroom.

Art Instructor


Maryland National Parks and Planning Visual Development Program 2000
During a two-week art summer camp, taught 15 elementary aged students various forms of art, from animation, Polaroid transfers, woodworking, pillow making, plaster, batiks and other mediums.

Assistant to Mary Ellen Mark, Photographer


New York, New York 1997
Helped run the studio, while the studio manager was on leave. Assisted on some location shoots. Worked on updating the library, through digital imaging.

Photography Lab Supervisor


American University 1994- 1996
Oversaw operation of the School’s photography labs; ordered and secured all supplies; arranged for disposal of hazardous waste; hired and trained part-time staff and work/study employees; performed routine maintenance and minor repairs, arranged exhibits for the showcases in the lobby and library.

Teaching Assistant


American University, Maryland Institute, College of Art 1993- 1997

Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Photography, Large Format/ Studio Lighting, Artists’ Books


Advised students in developing and printing photography, lectured and demonstrated various techniques of printing, evaluated students’ work.

Photographers’ Assistant


Washington, D.C. 1993- 1997

Processing and printing negatives, on location lighting and shooting.


Executive Photographer


Black Entertainment Television 1995
Exclusive photographer for the show “Story Porch”. Shot on site photographs as well as product shots.

University Publishing Printing Office


American University 1994
Part-time job doing printing, with some clerical and computer work.

EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS

Draupadi” video installation, Juried Show, University Film and Video Association, Burlington, Vermont 2010

Partition Revisited” video installation, Juried Show, Society for Photographic Education Multicultural Caucus screening, Dallas, Texas 2009

Partition Revisited” video installation, Juried Show, “iDEAs 08 Continuum”, Savannah,

Georgia 2008

Partition Revisited” video installation, Juried Show, Won Best Scholarly Merit New Media Award UFVA, “New Media Exhibition” Colorado Springs, Colorado 2008

The New F-Word” video installation with Brigid Maher, Visions In Feminism Conference, American University, Washington, DC 2008

The New F-Word” video installation with Brigid Maher, Juried Show, “iDEAs 07: Beyond Boundaries” iDMAa, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007

The New F-Word” video installation with Brigid Maher, Juried Show, “National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 20th Anniversary Festival of Women’s Film & Media Arts”, Washington, DC

2007

The New F-Word” video installation with Brigid Maher, Juried Show, UFVA, “New Media Exhibition” Denton, Texas 2007 “The Digital Silk Road of the 21st Century” Bridging Nations, Washington, DC, Invited Artist, Photograph Donated and Sold 2007 “Photography NOW” Juried Show, Juror- Sam Abell, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky 2006 “Remix: East-West Currents in Contemporary Art” Juried Show, Jurors- Debra Diamond, Claudia DeMonte, Carol Lukitsch, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia 2006


Coding Identity: The Symbolic Deconstruction of Hurricane Katrina” video installation with Brigid Maher, Invited Artists, UFVA, “New Media Exhibition” Orange, California 2006

Travel, Afar” Juried Show, Capital Arts Network, Bethesda, Maryland 2006

Coding Identity: The Symbolic Deconstruction of Hurricane Katrina” video installation with Brigid Maher, Juried Show, “iDEAS>Emerging Codes of the Digital”, iDMAa, Oxford, Ohio

2006

Best Friends” Juried Show, Capital Arts Network, Bethesda, Maryland 2006

All Hung”, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland 2006

New Faculty Work” Group Show, Terrace Dining Hall, Washington, DC 2005

Photography Collective” Group Show, A.Salon, Washington, DC 2005

Photography Collective” Group Show, A.Salon, Washington, DC 2004

Digital Image Gallery”, Group Show, Red Brook Gallery, Washington DC 2004

Harmony of Hues” Juried Show, Juror-Rebecca Karamehmedovic, Indus Woman Leaders Conference, Boston, Massachusetts 2004

Dog Days Dog Show” Juried Show, Juror- Kathleen Ewing, Kathleen Ewing Gallery,

Washington, DC 2004

Annual National Juried Competition Photography/Digital Photography” The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Juror- Katherine Ware, Loveladies, New Jersey 2004

din ke sapne (Dreams of the Day)” Invited Artist, India Mela, Germantown, Maryland 2004

din ke sapne (Dreams of the Day)” Solo Exhibition, International Visions Gallery,

Washington, DC 2004

Annual Silent Auction” Invited Artist, Medina General Hospital Foundation, Weymouth

Country Club, Medina, Ohio. Invited Artist, Photograph Donated and Sold 2003

ASEAN Film and Photography Festival”, Invited Artist, J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC 2003

The Photography Collective”, Group Show, International Visions Gallery,

Washington, DC 2003


"5 Profiles: Studio 311", Invited Artist, Watkins Art Gallery, Washington, DC 2002

"Not Yet Titled", Juried Show, Juror- Chan Chao, Corcoran Gallery of Art/Washington

Project for the Arts, Washington, DC 2002

Traveling”, Invited Artist, Western Reserve Bank, Medina, Ohio 2001

India Through Your Lens”, Arthur M.Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institute,



Exhibitions and Installations Continued

Washington, DC 2001

All Hung”, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland 2001

Photo 2000 An Annual Regional Exhibition”, Juried Show, Juror- Elizabeth Krist,

The Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia 2000

Art-O-Matic”, Washington, DC 2000

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month”, Newton White Mansion, Mitchellville, Maryland 2000

Show”, Greenhouse Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland 1997



Graduate Photography, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland 1996

School of Communication, American University, Washington, DC 1996

Your Shot, Our Show”, Washington Center for Photography, Washington, DC 1995



Bender Library, American University, Washington, DC 1993- 1994

School of Communication, American University, Washington, DC 1994


Dress Without Fear, Washington, DC 1994

Third Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror-Thomas Beck, Maryland

Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland 1994


FILM

Crossing Lines” Co-Producer, Co-Director, Cinematographer, 30 minute documentary about an Indian American woman who returns to India for the first time after her father’s death



www.crossinglinesthefilm.com

Distributed by New Day Digital 2010

Distributed by New Day Films 2009

Distributed for Public Television by NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association) 2008
GRANTS

Department of Education Grant, Awarded for Close Captioning and DVI 2008

University of Maryland Research Grant, Awarded to Co-producer, Indira Somani 2007

The Richard Eaton Foundation Grant, Awarded to Co-producer, Indira Somani 2007

Faculty Research Grant $5000 2004
FESTIVALS/SCREENINGS/AWARDS

George Washington University, Invited, Washington, DC 2010

Mumbai International Film Festival, Invited, Mumbai, India 2010

International Film Festival South Africa, Juried, Dargle, South Africa 2009

James Madison University, Invited, Harrisonburg, Virginia 2009


University of Illinois-Springfield, Invited, Springfield, Illinois 2009

Faculty Juried Screening, University Film and Video Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana 2009

South Asian Journalist’s Association of Australia (SAJAA), Invited, Melbourne, Australia

2009


Tie (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and AIBC (Australian India Business Council Film Screening, Invited, Sydney, Australia 2009

Heart of England International Film Festival, Juried, Best American Documentary Tamworth, England 2009

Matthew Boulton College, Invited, Birmingham, England 2009

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Invited, Office of Pesticides Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 2009

Mexico International Film Festival, Bronze Palm Winner- Shorts Category 2009

Gracie Allen Award, “Outstanding Documentary-Short Format”, Juried, American Women in Radio and Television, McLean, Virginia 2009

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Film Series, Invited, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 2009

Indian Community Center of Rochester, New York, Invited, Rochester, New York 2009

Society for Photographic Education’s Women’s Caucus, Juried, Dallas, Texas 2009

Legacy Film Festival, Invited, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009

Film continued

The Marshall Foundation, Virginia Military Institute, Invited, Lexington, Virginia 2009


California Arts Association Digital Short Film Festival, Best Documentary Award, $500 Juried, Cupertino, California 2009

Washington and Lee University, Invited, Lexington, Virginia 2009

2nd Indian Visions Film Festival, Juried, Washington, DC 2008

8th Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, Juried, New York, New York 2008

5th GiRL FeST Hawaii Film Festival, Juried, Honolulu, Hawaii 2008

Cross Cultural Film Festival, Juried, Los Angeles, California, 2008

9th DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Juried, Washington, DC 2008

2nd New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest, Juried, Piscataway, New Jersey 2008

The Baltimore Women’s Film Festival, Runner Up Best Short Documentary Film Competition Juried, Baltimore, Maryland 2008

Temecula Valley International Film and Music Film Festival, Juried, Temecula,

California 2008



Gloria Film Festival, Juried, West Valley City, Utah 2008

CHAI, Counselors Helping (South) Asians/Indians, Invited, Silver Spring, Maryland 2008

Austin Woman’s Film, Music and Literary Festival, Juried, Austin, Texas 2008

Delray Beach Film Festival, Juried, Delray Beach, Florida 2008


spork A Festival of Shorts, Juried, New York, New York 2008

Atlanta Indo-American Film Festival, Juried, Atlanta, Georgia 2007
PUBLIC TELEVISION SCREENINGS

WQPT HD, Quad Cities, Illinois, Iowa, August 2010
WNJS-HD, Camden, New Jersey, June 2010
WNJT-HD, Trenton, New Jersey, June 2010
WNJN, WNJN-DT, Montclair, New Jersey, June 2010
WNJB-DT, New Brunswick, New Jersey, June 2010
KUAS HD, KUAT, Tucson, Arizona, May 2010
KCSM-HD, San Mateo, California, May  2010
WNED-DT2, WNED-HD,  Buffalo, New York, May  2010
KCGE, Grand Forks, North Dakota, April 2010
KFME, Fargo, North Dakota, April 2010
KJRE, Ellendale, North Dakota, April 2010
KMDE, Devils Lake, North Dakota, April 2010
KBME, Bismarck, North Dakota, April 2010
KDSE, Minot, North Dakota, April 2010
KSRE, Dickinson, North Dakota, April 2010
KWSE, Williston, North Dakota, April 2010
WNED-DT2, WNED-HD, Buffalo, New York, March 2010
KEET-13, KEET-DT, Eureka, California, March 2010

WNJS-HD, Camden, New Jersey, February 2010

WNJN, WNJN-DT, Montclair, New Jersey, February 2010
WNJB-DT, New Brunswick, New Jersey, February 2010
KCSM-HD, San Mateo, California, February 2010
KLRU Q, Austin, Texas, December 2009, February 2010
KVCR-HD, KVCR-DT3, San Bernardino, California, August 2009

Peralta TV, Peralta Community College, Oakland, California, July 2009

City-12, Rochester, New York, June 2009

WITF-HD, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, June 2009

WHYY-12.2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2009

KEET-13, KEET-DT, Eureka, California, May 2009

KVCR-DT3, San Bernardino, California, May 2009

KQED-W, San Francisco, California, May, June 2009

WNPT-46/8, Nashville, Tennessee, May 2009

WNPT-2, Nashville, Tennessee, May 2009

WHYY-12.2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2009

WMBH-60, KMBH-DT, Brownsville, Texas, March 2009

Film Continued

KUEN, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2009

KAID-41, Boise, Idaho, March 2009

KUID-12 DT, KUID-12 HD, Boise, Idaho, March 2009

KCDT-26, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, March 2009

KISU-10DT, Idaho Falls, Idaho, March 2009

KIPT-13 DT, Idaho Falls, Idaho, March 2009

WMHT-17 D, Albany/Troy, New York, March 2009

WNED-17, Buffalo, New York, March 2009

ThinkBright, Buffalo, New York, March 2009

WSKA-DT3, Elmira, New York, March 2009

WCFE-DT3, Plattsburgh, New York, March 2009

KUHT-2 KUHT-8.2, Houston, Texas, March 2009

WXXI-DT3, Rochester, New York, March 2009

WCNY-DT2, Syracuse, New York, March 2009

KCSM-60.1, KCSM-DT San Mateo, California, March 2009

WGVU-35, WGVU-DT2, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 2009


WGVK-52, WGVK-DT Kalamazoo, Michigan, March 2009

WHYY-12.2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 2009

WVPBS-2, Grandview, West Virginia, February 2009

WVPBY-33.2, WVPBS-2, Huntington, West Virginia, February 2009

WNPB-2, Morgantown, West Virginia, February 2009

WVPBS-2, Parkersburg, West Virginia, February 2009

WBCC-68, Cocoa Beach, Florida, February 2009

KVCR-DC, Palm Desert, California, January 2009

UATV, University of Arkansas Television, December 2008

WQED-13, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 2008

KQET-DT2, Monterey, California, October 2008

KTEH-54 KTEH-D3, San Jose, California, October 2008

WQPT-24 WQPT-DT2, Rockford, Illinois, September 2008

KLRU-18 KLRU-DT1, Austin, Victoria, Texas, September 2008

WKAS-25 WKAS-DT, Ashland, Kentucky, September 2008

WKGB-53 WKGB-DT, Bowling Green, Kentucky, September 2008


WCVN-54 WCVN-DT, Covington, Kentucky, September 2008

WKZT-23 WKZT-DT, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, September 2008

WKHA-35 WKHA-DT, Hazard, Kentucky, September 2008

WKLE-46 WKLE-DT, Lexington, Kentucky, September 2008

WKPC-15, WKPC-DT1, Louisville, Kentucky, September 2008

WKMA-35 WKMA-DT, Madisonville, Kentucky, September 2008

WKMR-38 WKMR-DT, Morehead, Kentucky, September 2008

WKMU-21 WKMU-DT, Murray, Kentucky, September 2008

WKOH-31 WKOH-DT, Owensboro, Kentucky, September 2008

WKON-52 WKON-DT, Owenton, Kentucky, September 2008

WKPD-29 WKPD-DT, Paducah, Kentucky, September 2008

WKPI-22 WKPI-DT, Pikesville, Kentucky, September 2008

WKSO-29 WKSO-DT, Somerset, Kentucky, September 2008

WHYY-12.2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2008

KPTS-8 KPTS-D1, Wichita, Kansas, September 2008


KQED-W, San Francisco, California September 2008

WKAR-W, East Lansing, Michigan, September 2008

KET, Kentucky Educational Television, Lexington, Kentucky, September 2008

WMVT-36, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 2008

UEN-TV, Utah Education Network, August 2008

KUEN, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2008

KNCT-46, KNCT- DT2, Belton/Killeen Texas, August 2008

KMBH-60, Brownsville, Texas, August 2008

WIPB-49, WIPB-HD, Muncie, Indiana, August 2008

WCMV-27 Cadillac, Michigan, August 2008

Film Continued

WCMW-21, Manistee, Michigan, August 2008

WCMU-14, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, August 2008

KCET- Orange, Huntington Beach, California 2008

KCET-28, KCET-DT2, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara California 2008

KLCS-58, KLCS-DT, Los Angeles, California 2008

WQLN-54, WQLN –HD, Erie, Pennsylvania, July, August and November 2008


MiND Presents, WYBE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2008

Asian Indian Immigrant Experience, Queens Public Television, New York, July 2008

University of Maryland Television, UMTV, Maryland, May 2008
An Impression; Dischord Records” Co-Producer, Co-Director, Cinematographer, short documentary in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, Washington, DC and The Center for Social

Media for broadcast on German Television



Our City Film Festival, Juried, Washington, DC 2008

2007 Mid Atlantic Radical Book Fair and Film Festival, Juried, Baltimore, Maryland 2007

National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 20th Anniversary Festival of Women’s Film & Media Arts, Juried, Washington, DC 2007

DC Meets Delhi Film Festival, Invited, Washington, DC 2007

American University Independent Arts Collective, Invited, Washington, DC 2006

2nd Annual Small International Film Festival, Berkeley Art Center, Best Selected Juror Film, Juried, Berkeley, California 2006

Electric City Film Fest, Juried, Scranton, Pennsylvania 2006

Miami Independent Film and Music Festival, Juried, Miami, Florida 2006

Take That Hill, Readings and Short Films, New York, New York 2006

Take That Hill, Readings and Short Films, Scranton, Pennsylvania 2006


Take That Hill, Readings and Short Films, Washington, DC 2006

Delray Beach Film Festival, Juried, Florida 2006

DC Independent Film Festival, Juried, DC 2006

Warehouse Next Door, Washington, DC 2006

Take that Hill, Readings and Short Films, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 2005

Woodstock Museums Fifth Annual Film and Video Festival, Juried, New York 2004
Vanishing Lands”, Co-Producer, Co- Director, short documentary in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, Washington, DC and The Center for Social Media for broadcast on German Television

The Heritage Film Festival at Art-o-Matic, Invited, Washington, DC 2008

The Heritage Film Festival, Juried, Largo, Maryland 2008

EKOTOPFILM International Festival of Sustainable Development Films, Juried,

Bratislava 2007


The Washington Bureau", Co-Producer, Cinematographer, short documentary in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, Washington, DC and The Center for Social Media for broadcast on German Television

2nd Annual Small International Film Festival, Berkeley Art Center, Juried, Berkeley,

California 2006



DC Independent Film Festival, Juried 2006

Warehouse Next Door, Washington DC 2006

USDAT”, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, short documentary in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, Washington, DC and The Center for Social Media for broadcast on German Television


Warehouse Next Door, Washington, DC 2006
The City that Cluss Built”, Producer, short documentary in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, Washington, DC and The Center or Social Media for broadcast on German Television

The Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, DC 2006
Film Continued

All About Einstein”, Washington, DC region Producer/ Director”, short documentary in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, Germany about everyday people’s perspectives on Einstein.



Goethe Institut Shanghai 2006

Kronprinzenpalais, Germany 2005

Goethe Institut Jerusalem 2005

Goethe Institut Strasbourg 2005

Goethe Institut Bangkok 2005
"In The Name of Allah", Associate Producer, feature length documentary on homosexuality in Islamic culture. Work in Progress screened at:

The 26th San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, California 2002

OutFest, Los Angeles, California 2002

IFP, New York, New York 2002

Reel Affirmations, Washington, DC 2002

FILMS IN PROGRESS

The Global Rivers Project” Producer, Cinematographer of the Ganges portion. This film documents rivers from around the world. In conjunction sponsored by CILECT, UFVA, Panasonic, AVID



World Premiere at CILECT, Beijing, China, October 2008

The Rivers Panel at UFVA, Colorado Springs, Colorado 2008

Faculty Research Grant $4125 2007
Seize This!” Co-Producer, Co-Director, 60 minute documentary about the historical eminent domain case in Norwood, Ohio. This case is the first to test the State’s ruling after the Supreme Court’s decision in 2005’s Kelo vs. City of New London
Trailer Screenings

Shorts, American Film Renaissance Festival, Sponsored by The Institute for Humane Studies, Washington, DC 2007




PUBLISHED WORK

Photograph, Contexts: The Memory Issue, The New School, New York 2007

Photograph, Daddy, Can I Tell You Something? Anthology 2006

Photograph, Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Region, Website 2006

Photograph, Society for Photographic Education Multicultural Caucus, Website 2006

Photograph, Barrelhouse Magazine Issue II, Juried 2006

Photograph, The Washington City Paper, “din ke sapne”, by Louis Jacobson, Critic’s Pick of the Week, City Lights 2004

Photographs, American Literary, Faculty Contributor, Spring Issue 2004

Photographs, Photographers Collective website 2003

Photographs, Watkins Gallery of Art website 2002

Photographs, School of Communication, American University, Website 2002

Photograph, The American Observer website, September 11 2001

Photograph, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery website, “India through Your Lens” 2000

Photographs, American Literary, Spring Issue 1996

Photograph, Planned Sponsor Magazine, April Issue 1995

Photographs published inside the band, Tinkle, compact disc 1995

Photographs published inside the band, Eggs, compact disc 1994


GRANTS, HONORS AND AWARDS


Juror for the Exposure Groups Annual Show at the Art Institute of Virginia’s Gallery 2010

Juror for the Student Documentary Films for the BEA (Broadcast Education Association) Conference 2010

University Film and Video Association, “Crossing Lines”- Honorable Mention Faculty Juried Screening Documentary Category 2009

Grants, Honors and Awards Continued

The Heart of England Film Festival, “Crossing Lines”- Best American Documentary Category 2009

Mexico International Film Festival, “Crossing Lines”- Bronze Palm Winner 2009

Gracie Allen Award, “Outstanding Documentary-Short Format” American Women in Radio and Television 2009

California Arts Association Digital Short Film Festival, ”Crossing Lines”- Best Documentary Award, $500 Juried, Cupertino, California 2009

The Baltimore Women’s Film Festival, “Crossing Lines”-Runner Up Best Short Documentary Film Competition 2008

Juror of the 1st International Legal Studies Program Photography Contest, at Washington College of Law, American University 2008

Won “Scholarly Merit” Award for Partition Revisited New Media Installation at UFVA 2008

Reviewer of the Photography Track Students Art Institute of Greater Washington 2008

Nominated for University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in a Full Time Appointment

2008

Juror of the Documentary Films for UFVA (University Film and Video Association) Conference and Screenings 2008



Faculty Research Grant, American University, $4125 2007

Juror for The Exposure Group Show at The Art Institute of Greater Washington 2007

Juror for The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 200th Celebration Photography Contest 2006

Official Photographer for The Patsy Cline Museum 2006

Participant for Curriculum Development Award, American University, $300 2006

2nd Annual Small International Film Festival, Berkeley Art Center, “An Impression: Dischord Records”- Best Selected Juror Film, 2006

Juror of The American Literary Magazine 2005

Juror of ITVA (International Television Association) Peer Awards 2005

Juror of the CINE Golden Eagle Peer Award 2005

Juror of the ASEAN Film and Photography Festival 2005

Juror of the Foto Craft Camera Club of Washington DC 2005

Juror of ITVA (International Television Association) High School Awards 2004

Faculty Research Grant, American University, $5000 2004 Juror of the ASEAN Film and Photography Festival 2003

Juror of the Foto Craft Camera Club of Washington DC 2003

Juror of the Greater Washington Council of Camera Clubs 1994

Frederick Douglas Scholarship 1990- 1994

Deans List 1994

Visual Media Festival, Honorable Mention, Portfolio Category 1994

John Bowden Photography Award 1994


MEDIA APPEARANCES


Bharat Times, “Crossing Lines- Identity issues across cultural, national bounds”

August, 2009



G’Day India, “Crossing Lines” by Rahat Kapur August, 2009

SBS World View, “Crossing the lines of ethnic identity” Original Air Date July 27, 2009

The Bombay Shuffle with Kush, “Alchemy” SBS Radio Original Air Date July 16, 2009

India Link, “An Immigrant Finds Her Way Home” by Shivangi Ambani-Gandhi July 2, 2009

Illinois Times, “Crossing Lines, the Documentary” by Amanda Robert May 28, 2009

Voice of America TV, “Z-TV”, “Oscars” Original Air Date February 23, 2009

Darshan TV, “Crossing Lines” Original Air Date November 22, 2008

American Today, “Indian American Identity is at heart of Professor’s Film” Nov. 13, 2008

India in New York, “A Moving Ode to Art” by Arthur Pais Nov. 7, 2008

India Abroad Magazine, “Film Festival Showcases Variety in Indian Cinema” by Arthur Pais

Oct. 10, 2008



India-West, “Crossing Lines Documentary Chronicles Identity Search” by Ashfaque

Swapan Sept. 26, 2008



India Abroad Magazine, “Indira’s Crossing” by Arthur Pais Aug. 29, 2008

Media Appearances Continued

American Observer, “Exhibit Treks Beyond Landscapes” Oct. 23, 2007


The Eagle, “SOC Professor to Showcase Films in Festival” Sept. 27, 2007

American Weekly, “Films by SOC faculty, students light up silver screen” Sept. 18, 2007

Voice of American TV, “Aaj Tak” “Oscars” Original Air Date Feb. 25, 2007

Branching Out podcast, “Remix Exhibit” January, 2007

DCist, “A Journey to Take that Hill”, by Genevieve Smith March 27, 2006

The Washington City Paper, “In on the Filmmaker”, by David Dunlap Jr.

February 16-22, 2006



The Washington Post.com, “The Wet Darkroom Lives!” by Frank Van Riper,

January 23, 2006



American Weekly, “New Photographs open Digital Image Gallery in Terrace Dining Room”

October 12, 2005



The Eagle, “But is it Art?” October 3, 2005

The Kojo Nnamdi Show “Digital Cameras”, WAMU 88.5 FM June 14, 2005

The Washington Post Magazine, “A’s For Everyone” by Alicia C. Shepard June 5, 2005

The Daily Star, “Talking, listening, provoking: Views from the edge of communication

Notre Dame and American Universities try to go beyond stereotypes”, by Jim Quilty

May 28, 2005



The American Observer, “A ‘Fine Arts” Spin on Photography” March 24, 2004

The Washington City Paper, “din ke sapne”, by Louis Jacobson, Critic’s Pick of the Week,

City Lights February 20-26, 2004

Sahara Television, “Immigration and Visa Issues” Original Air Date Sept. 20, 2003


Asian Fortune, “1st US-ASEAN Film Festival, Photo Contest to Be Held in DC”

March 12-26, 2003

American University SOC Website, “SOC Hosts Photography Exhibit by Saudi Arabia Students” June, 2003

Open.tv Megahertz Network, “Photography Week” Original Air Date Feb. 10, 2003



The Eagle, “Film by AU Student on Gay Muslims Sparks Controversy” December 9, 2002

The Washington City Paper, “Studio 311 November 21, 2002

American Weekly, “SOC Artists Display Their Photographic Skills” November 19, 2002

The Eagle, “SOC Professors Display Their Art at Watkins” November 7, 2002

Media Appearances Continued

The Washington Afro, “Photos Focus on Men with AIDS” April 20-26, 2002

The Northwest Current, “Coming Home” April 17, 2002

LECTURES/ PANELS PRESENTED

New Media Meets Public Media” with Keith Brand, Lloyd King, John Barth, Broadcast Education Association Conference, Las Vegas April, 2009

Cross-Cultural Documentary Films” with Indira Somani, Angel Granados, Mario Garcia, Broadcast Education Association Conference, Las Vegas April, 2009

Secret Lives of Women in Visual Media” with Brigid Maher, School of Communication Women’s Collective, Washington DC April, 2009

Identity” with Mona Kumar, Harjant Gill, Indira Somani, Indian Visions Film Festival, Washington DC, November, 2008

The World Rivers Project” with Karla Berry, Liz Daggett, Norm Hollyn, Melinda Levin, Suzanne Regan, Rubens Rewald, Luis Dantas, CILECT Conference, Beijing, China November, 2008

The World Rivers Project” with Karla Berry, Liz Daggett, Norm Hollyn, Melinda Levin, Suzanne Regan, UFVA Conference, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado August, 2008

How the Documentary Was Made”, with Pia Sawhney, Parvez Sharma, Jawad Metni; Senain Kheshgi, SAJA (South Asian Journalist Association) Convention, Columbia University, New York June, 2008

Third Annual Asian-European Short Film Showcase- Crossing Borders: Italy and India”

Italian Cultural Institute, Washington, DC June, 2008

Crossing Lines” Discussion on South Asian Mental Health, CHAI, (Counselors Helping (South) Asians/Indians,) Silver Spring, Maryland June, 2008

International Co-Productions” with Indira Somani, Delray Beach Film Festival, Delray Beach,

Florida May, 2008


Lectures/Panels Presented Continued

The New F-Word” video installation with Brigid Maher, Visions In Feminism Conference, American University, Washington, DC March, 2008

Plight Entertainment”, moderator, Making Your Media Matter Conference, American University, Washington, DC February, 2008

Homegirls: A Screening and Discussion with Local Filmmakers”, National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 20th Anniversary Festival of Women’s Film & Media Arts, Washington, DC September, 2007



Response to The New F Word, and What Goes Around Comes Around with Art Nomura, UFVA Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas August, 2007

Photographing India” The Exposure Group, Washington, DC June, 2007

Cultural Revolution: Creating Social Change Through the Arts” with Hilary Binder-Aviles, Maura Ugarte, The 18th Annual Women Opening Doors for Women, WIN, Washington, DC June, 2007

Women in Film” with Valerie Weiss, Jessica Kavana, Delray Beach Film Festival,

Delray Beach, Florida March, 2007

Seize This! A Discussion on Eminent Domain Abuse”, School of Communication Faculty Development Meeting, American University, Washington, DC

March, 2007

Response to Coding Identity: The Symbolic Deconstruction of Hurricane Katrina

with Brigid Maher, Norman Magden, UFVA Conference, Chapman University, Orange,

California August, 2006

Mobile Media Showcase” by Karla Berry, respondent Leena Jayaswal, UFVA Conference,

Chapman University, Orange, California August, 2006

Fair Use Free Speech Winners” UFVA Conference, Chapman University, Orange,

California August, 2006

Fair Use and Free Use: Expanding Expression One Quotation at a Time” moderator,

UFVA Conference, Chapman University, Orange, California August, 2006

Gallery Talk” with Brigid Maher, Laura Rusnak, Jill Wissmiller, moderated by Karla Berry, iDMAa + IMS, Code> Human Systems/Digital Bodies Conference, Miami University, Oxford,

Ohio April, 2006

Teach –In, Lebanon Style” School of Communication, American University, Washington, DC

April, 2006

Seminar and Panel for Filmmakers and Film Investors” Delray Beach Film Festival,

Delray Beach, Florida March, 2006

Photographing India” Seneca Valley High School, Germantown, Maryland February, 2006

The Philosophy of Grading” School of Communication, American University, Washington, DC

October, 2005

Photography: The History of Manipulations, Lies and Ethics”, “Identity Politics in The Arts”, “Photographing India” Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon May, 2005

Photography: The History of Manipulations, Lies and Ethics”, St.Xavier’s College,

Calcutta, India December, 2004

Photographing India” Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, DC October, 2003

Documentary Photography in Food Systems and Breaking Food Stereotypes”,

Community Harvest, 3 part seminar, Washington, DC July-August, 2003

Radical Film”, St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, India November, 2003

The Case of Indian Arranged Marriages: A Personal Video Ethnography”, School of Communication Roundtable, American University, Washington, DC March, 1999

COLLECTIONS/SLIDE REGISTRY


Asian American Arts Centre, New York June, 2003
ASSOCIATIONS

UFVA (University Film and Video Association ) April, 2006

iDMAa (International Digital Media and Arts Association) September, 2004

Indus Women Leaders, October, 2004

SAWCC(South Asian Women’s Creative Collective) New York August, 2004

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective) Toronto, Canada July, 2004

Associations Continued

SPE (Society for Photographic Education) National Organization November, 2003

Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington DC July, 2002
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

University Film and Video Association, National Chapter August, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

International Digital Media and Arts Association, National Chapter

April, 2006, November 2009



Society for Photographic Education, National Chapter,March, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010

Society for Photographic Education, Regional Chapter, March, November, 2006, 2007

ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers), Washington, DC

April, 2002, March, 2003, March, 2004, May 2005, May 2006, January 2007, January 2008, March, 2008, January, 2009, May, 2009, January, 2010


Silver Docs, Washington, DC June, 2004, 2005


AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), New York February, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

Indus Women Leaders, National Chapter, Boston October, 2004

Editorial Outreach, Washington, DC September, 2002
SERVICE

INTERNAL SERVICE TO AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Head of the Photography Concentration and Photography Lab

Organized and Marketed the Center for Social Media and UFVA’s Fair Use Film Contest

Curriculum Development in the Photography/Digital Arts track, the Film and Video track and General Education Program- Visual Literacy

Visions Festival- organized the photography judges and curated the display of winners

Coordinator of the Photography Series “Camera as Catalyst” for the Center for Social Media with Magnum Photographers.

Search Committee for Temporary, Tenure Track and Tenured Faculty in Visual Media, Graphic Design and Theater programs

Faculty Advisor for student groups, AU Photo Club, South Asian Student Association, AU Film Society

Faculty Development Committee, School of Communication

Selection Committee for the John R. Bowden Award and the Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award

Phone-a-thon to recruit Honor Students to School of Communication

Undergraduate Recruiting Committee

Grievance Committee

Diversity Committee Chair

Strategic Plan Committee for School of Communication

EXTERNAL SERVICE

New Day Films, Reference checks 2010

Northern Virginia Community College Photography Curriculum Advisory Committee,

2007-present

Additional curatorial support of Visual Griots Exhibition at the Kansas Public Library, 2007

Additional curatorial support of Visual Griots Exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian, 2006

Society for Photographic Education, Regional, Marketing Co-coordinator ,Board Member 2006


Indus Women Leaders Organization member of the Research and Development Steering Committee 2005

Curator of Shawn Davis’ “Coming Home” photographic series, exhibited at the All Souls Church, Washington DC 2003

Consultant of Andrew Glickman’s “DC Metro” work in progress, photographic series 2002

Consultant of Shawn Davis’ “Joseph’s House” photographic series 2002



SKILLS


Photography- 35mm camera and flash, strobe, 4 x 5 large format camera, studio lighting, alternative printing processes, slide and copy work, color and slide printing, digital imaging skills, Photoshop
Film and Video- HD Video Camera, Digital Video Camera, SVHS Camera, Hi 8 Camera, Final Cut Pro, non-linear editing system, basic Media 100, basic Avid, studio and location lighting, audio recording and mixing.
Languages- Hindi, Spanish





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