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Melinda Barlow

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(Ph.D., New York University), Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder, taught at New York University, New York's School of Visual Arts, and at Queens College, City University of New York, before coming to CU in 1996. The editor of Mary Lucier: Art and Performance (2000), published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, Professor Barlow is a film and video historian who specializes in the work of contemporary independent women film and videomakers. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Camera Obscura, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Millennium Film Journal, Art Journal, Performing Arts Journal, Art in America, Afterimage, Sculpture, American Theatre, and the Spanish animation journal Animac. A recipient of the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Award in Video Criticism from the Video Data Bank as well as the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award, the Dorothy Martin Woman Faculty Award, and the Junior Faculty Development Award from the University of Colorado, Professor Barlow was awarded a Fellowship from CU's Center for the Humanities and the Arts in 2005 to participate in their "Powers of Wonder" Seminar. The founder of the Leah Kelly Memorial Award, the first CU Film Studies Program award in the critical study of cinema, Professor Barlow is the Honors Council representative for Film Studies, and the Faculty Advisor for the Undergraduate Academy Lead TA Pre-Prof Program. She teaches Film History I & II, a popular course on Women and Film, and a series of specialized upper-level seminars on various decades of American film history. She is currently at work on a series of essays on experimental filmmaker Janie Geiser titled Curiosa in Motion: Automata, Dioramas, and Celluloid Reliquaries, and her book Lost Objects of Desire: Video Installation, Mary Lucier, and the Romance of History, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press.