FILM sCHOLAR


Each quarter, MYÜZ commissions original essays by newly selected scholars. These essays live permanently in the MYÜZ Index. 

VOL. II, ISSUE I: INTERSECTION


DESSANE LOPEZ CASSELL

Dessane Lopez Cassell,  2019. Photo: Henry Murphy

Dessane Lopez Cassell, 2019. Photo: Henry Murphy

Dessane Lopez Cassell is a curator, writer, and film programmer based in New York. A former US Fulbright fellow, she has held curatorial positions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Cassell has organized curatorial projects and screenings for Flaherty NYC, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), MoMA Film, and the Allen and her writing has been published in catalogues issued by the BlackStar Film Festival, the Whitney Museum, the Studio Museum, MoMA, and Experiments in Cinema.

Cassell’s research interests include experimental film, contemporary practices that draw upon the archival, and investigations of race, gender, and representation. Cassell is on the programming committee for the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, and is a 2019 Advisory Committee member at UnionDocs — a center for documentary arts in Brooklyn. She has also produced podcast and radio projects for Bay FM and Creative X (both South Africa), and Roskilde Festival (Denmark).


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