Aimee Dixon Anthony

Aimee Dixon Anthony

Aimee Dixon Anthony

Early African American Cinema--focus on women, Early Cinema, African American Cinema, Film Studies, Critical Race Theory, D.C. History

Born into a home of politicians she chose the world of the arts starting her career in fashion eventually to become a filmmaker. Her first short film, Vivian: A Period Piece(2002) won several awards and was a finalist in the BETJ Best in Shorts national competition. While she continues to make women-centric films that focus primarily on her hometown, Aimee recently began work to support the start-up Institute of Politics Policy and History at the University of the District of Columbia (IPPH) along with former D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt. Aimee currently, is a PhD candidate at George Mason University in Cultural Studies with a dissertation focus on African American women filmmakers in early cinema. Aimee has contributed to the Women Film Pioneers Project database as well as a chapter on her earlier research on African American women filmmakers of early cinema in Silent Women: Pioneers of Early Cinema(2016).

 

Selected Publications

Anthony, Aimee Dixon "Early African American Female Filmmakers," Silent Women: Pioneers of Early Cinema, edited by Melody Bridges and Cheryl Robson, Supernova Books,  2016, pp. 35-68.

Dixon, Aimee (additional research) Morgan, Kyna. "Tressie Souders." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013. Web.   September 27, 2013.   <https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/tressie-souders-2/>

Morgan, Kyna; Aimee Dixon. "African-American Women in the Silent Film Industry." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013. Web. September 27, 2013. <https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/essay/african-american-women-in-the-silent-film-industry/>

Dixon, Aimee (additional research) Morgan, Kyna. "Eloyce King Patrick Gist." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013. Web.   September 27, 2013.   <https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/eloyce-king-patrick-gist-2/>

Dixon, Aimee (additional research) Morgan, Kyna. "Alice B. Russell." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013. Web.   September 27, 2013.   <https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/alice-b-russell-2/>

Dixon, Aimee (additional research) Morgan, Kyna. "Maria P. Williams." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013. Web.   September 27, 2013. <https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/maria-p-williams-2/>  

Dixon, Aimee. "Zora Neale Hurston." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013. Web.   September 27, 2013.   <https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/zora-neale-hurston-2/>

 

 

 

Courses Taught

"Film and American Culture," University College University Maryland (2016-2018)

"Understanding Movies," University College University Maryland (2017-2018)

"History of Western Art I," University College University Maryland (2017)

"Humanities I," Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, VA campus (2015-2017)

Education

George Mason University, PhD candidate in Cultural Studies (2011-present)

Columbia University, MA in Film Studies (2010)  

Maryland Institute College of Art, Masters of Arts in Teaching (1996)

Rhode Island School of Design, BFA in Apparel (1990)