Samara Smith

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Job title: 

Associate Professor





New Academic Building



Courses taught: 

  • Documentary Media Studies
  • Documentary Production
  • Media Studies
  • New Media: Community Engagement
  • New Media Narratives 
  • New Media News Room
  • Senior Media Portfolio
  • Video Production 
  • Video In Action


  • M.F.A. Integrated Media Arts, 2009, Hunter College
  • B.A. Documentary Media Arts, 2005, CUNY Baccalaureate

Research interests: 

  • Interactive Documentary
  • Locative Media
  • Documentary Studies
  • New Media

Select publications & presentations: 

  • Supporting Social Engagement Through Digital Literacy, Teaching Social Activism in the Classroom: Teaching Civil Rights: Then and Now!, Museum of the City of New York, NY (forthcoming, May 2015)
  • Tell-A-Commute, Platform, New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY. (2015)
  • COMMotion, Open Engagement, Queens Museum, Queens, NY. (2014)
  • Chain Reaction (Westwood), Game Room Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2012-2013)
  • “Supporting Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum Through Blended Support,” Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 43.2 (2015): 189-198. Print.