Faculty and Staff

For questions regarding Film at Mason, please email us at film@gmu.edu

Program Director, Associate Professor - Cynthia Fuchs

  • Samirah Alkassim

    Term Assistant Professor in Film Theory, Film and Video Studies, CVPA

    Samirah Alkassim is an experimental documentary filmmaker whose films include Far From You, From Here to There, and current work in progress Love Letters, among other projects.
  • Monica Lee Bellais

    Adjunct Faculty, Film and Video Studies, CVPA

    Monica Lee Bellais' professional memberships include the Writers Guild of America, East, the Producers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Documentary Programming Peer Group, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and The National Press Club, in Washington, D.C.
  • Evan Bowen

    Technical Assistant, Film and Video Studies, CVPA

    Evan Bowen (they/them) is the Technical Assistant for the Film and Video Studies Department.
  • Tommy Britt

    Full Professor, Film and Video Studies, CVPA
     

    Thomas Britt joined Film and Video Studies in 2007 as the first full-time faculty member hired by the program.
  • Hans Charles

    Associate Professor of Cinematography, Film and Video Studies, CVPA

    Hans Charles studied cinema at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center and worked for Tracey Edmonds (Soulfood, Set it Off), Bridget Davis (Sister Act II, Hav Plenty) and Patrick Ian Polk (Punks, Noah’s Ark) at Edmonds Entertainment.
  • Giovanna Chesler

    Full Professor, Film and Video Studies, CVPA
     

    Professor Giovanna Chesler (they/them) directs documentary and narrative films that address sexuality, the body, and gender and racial justice.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Film and Video Studies, CVPA

    Scott Cooper is a freelance motion designer and FAVS alum. His thesis film, “Café Kreyol”, made its rounds at a number of local festivals and was recognized as the “Best of Fest” in the Short Film category at the Richmond International Film Festival. After graduating from GMU in 2015 with a minor in graphic design, Scott worked as a motion designer and video generalist with clients in the automotive, cybersecurity, and advocacy spaces.
  • Robert Farr

    Adjunct Faculty, Film and Video Studies, CVPA

    Rob Farr is the executive producer for Arlington TV, Arlington County's government cable channel and website.
  • Cynthia Fuchs

    Interim Director, Film and Video Studies, CVPA 
    Director, Visiting Filmmakers Series

    Cynthia Fuchs (PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1989) is the interim Director of Film at Mason (CVPA) and Associate Professor of English (CHSS), as well as a faculty member in African and African American Studies (AAAS) and Sport and American Culture; she is an Executive Committee member for Women and Gender Studies (WGST).
  • Lucy Gebre-Egziabher

    Adjunct Faculty, Film and Video Studies, CVPA

    Lucy Gebre-Egziabher is an award winning, independent filmmaker and a Fulbright Scholar who lives in Falls Church, VA.