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Dept. of Drama & Dance
Jackson 102B
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-2598
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Jennifer Burton, Professor of the Practice (half-time), Filmmaking and Film Studies

Ph.D. English and American Literature, Harvard University
A.M. English and American Literature, Harvard University
A.B. Drama, Harvard-Radcliffe College

Jennifer Burton is a filmmaker and helms the independent film company Five Sisters Productions. Her films include The Happiest Day of His Life (MTV/Logo) and Manna From Heaven (MGM/SONY). Recent corporate projects include the "Your Ford Story" campaign of mini-documentary commercials for Ford Motor Company and film/storytelling workshops for Victoria's Secret. Her publications include Call and Response: Key Debates in African American Studies (W. W. Norton), co-edited with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and The Prize Plays and Other One-Acts: Zora Neale Hurston, Eulalie Spence, Marita Bonner, and Others (Macmillan/G.K. Hall). Burton earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University in English and American Literature, writing her dissertation on hope in American literature and film.

Courses Taught:
DR 193-01 Fairy Tales and Film in the Modern World
DR 194-01 Advanced Filmmaking
DR 194 Independent Film Production

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