Stéphanie Larrieux is the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University in Providence, RI. She studied Anthropology, French, and Film Studies as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and earned her M.A./Ph.D. in American Studies at Brown University. She worked in higher education for several years in the arts and humanities teaching and conducting research in the areas of media and cultural studies and production, as well as mindfulness and creative expression. Her scholarly research and publications focus on race, class, and gender in American cinema and television. Presently, she is working on a manuscript that uses science fiction film to examine the relationship between imagined representations of the future and historical interpretations of racial and gendered discourses and social relations.
Prior to her career in academia, she worked in film and television production in New York City, and also has experience in nonprofit arts administration. Stéphanie is also an artist with training in a wide range of visual arts including filmmaking, photography, painting, and ceramics, and maintains an active independent artmaking practice that is inspired by her research interests and world travels.