Anna Everet is assistant professor of film and TV history and theory, and new media studies at the University of California, at Santa Barbara. Her book Returning the Gaze: A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949 was published by the Duke University Press (May 2001). She is completing two manuscripts under contract, Digital Diasporas: A Race for Cyberspace for SUNY Press, and Inside the Dark Museum: Black Film Criticism from 1909-1959, an anthology for Duke University Press. She is the author of several articles, and has presented her research at numerous international conferences. She is the founding and current editor of Screening Noir, and serves on several academic association committees including the African-African American Caucus and Information Technology Committee of the Society for Cinema Studies, and the Executive Board of Console-ing Passions (a scholarly association for the study of Feminism, TV and Digital Media). In 2001, Dr. Everett was serving as the Belle van Zuylen Visiting Professor in Women's Studies at the University of Utrecht.