Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D New York University.
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Professor Griffiths is the author of Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, and Turn of the Century Visual Culture (Columbia University Press, 2002), which won the Sixteenth Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Dissertation Award in 1999; the Katherine S. Kovacs Award for the best published book in film and media studies in 2003; and honorable mention for the Krazna Krausz Moving Image Book Award in 2004. Professor Griffiths has been the recipient of several fellowships and research awards: Distinguished Scholarship at Baruch College (2003); NEH Summer Stipend (2003); two Eugene Lang Junior Faculty Fellowship at Baruch College (1999 and 2002); the Felix Gross Award for outstanding research by a CUNY junior faculty member (2002); and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship (1998). Her research on pre- and early cinema has appeared in such journals as Cinema Journal, Screen, Film History, Wide Angle, Continuum, Visual Anthropology Review, Early Popular Visual Culture, Journal of Popular Film and Television and in numerous anthologies on early cinema and media audiences. Her second book on the history of spectacle in old and new media contexts entitled Shivers Down Your Spine: Cinema and the History of the Immersive View is forthcoming from Columbia University Press. Her research includes visual studies, documentary film and television, early cinema, new media, television audiences, and a new book project on the ethics of image making entitled Their Lives Through Our Eyes: The Ethics of Images on the Edge.