Overlooked Film Festival

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Eric Pierson

Eric Pierson graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BFA in Fine Arts in 1983. He spent two years in the Masters program for Radio/Film and Television at UCLA. Currently he is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois. Areas of interest include: issues related to information haves and have nots, questions of race in the depiction of crime in both news and entertainment formats, and analysis of popular entertainment within the framework of a political economy. His dissertation is an analysis of the blaxploitation film movement though the framework of political economy. He will be joining the faculty at the University of San Diego in the fall of 1999.