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Dr. Rosa M. Mayorga
Monica D'Anetra
Jesus Urquidi
Silvia Dardon

Alonzo Bain
Kristin Borgwald
Joshua Braun
Michael Di Liddo
Amy Ibberson
Delma Iles
Sabrina Bano Jamil
Alan Ngim
Claudia Scalise
Meryl Shriver-Rice
Joseph Tamargo
Alfredo Perez-Triff

Dr. Meryl Shriver-Rice
Dr. Meryl Shriver-Rice
Assistant Professor
Humanities 1020 Syllabus Cinema 2740 Syllabus

HUM 1020
ARH 2740


Dr. Meryl Shriver-Rice received her dual Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Biology from the University of Miami. She then earned her Master’s degree in Archaeology from the University of Nottingham in England, and later received her Ph.D. in Communication (Film, Media, and Visual Arts track) from the University of Miami. She has taught at the University of Miami, Barry University, and Metropolitan College of New York in New York City.

As an archaeologist, Dr. Shriver-Rice has experience in Cultural Resource Management as a “rescue archaeologist,” excavating at sites where urban development threatens archaeological remains. She has dug on Brickell Ave. in Miami, as well as in California and Illinois. Whenever possible, she also excavates overseas with international teams in Turkey, the Czech Republic, Scotland, England, and Italy. She is especially passionate about the colorful murals and portable artwork of the Etruscan culture.

Her research interests target film and media studies, particularly New Danish Cinema. She is an Associate Editor of Media Studies, Library, and Information Science for Versita. Her published work includes a chapter in an interdisciplinary book on War and Trauma (2013), as well as a cover story for Film International (2011). Her first book, Inclusion in New Danish Cinema: Sexuality & Transnational Belonging is forthcoming (2015) with Intellect Press.

Dr. Shriver-Rice has presented papers at nine conferences including: the Conference on the Image in Los Angeles, Film & History Conference, Popular Culture Association, Women and the Silent Screen in Italy, and an interdisciplinary conference on War and Peace in the Czech Republic. She is also a marathon runner, owns a projection screen instead of a television -- and as you can tell from her profile photo -- she is a fan of street artists like JR who use art for social commentary. She serves as the Faculty Advisor for the GLBT rights club Equals as well as the MDC Student Art Club.

You can keep up with her Film and Humanities students from Wolfson campus as they experience (and give strong opinions on) Arts events in Miami on Instagram and Twitter at #MDCArtsImThere

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