Professor Massood is a Professor of Film Studies at Brooklyn College. She is the author of Black City Cinema: African American Urban Experiences in Film (Temple Univ. Press, 2003) and the editor of The Spike Lee Anthology (Temple Univ. Press, forthcoming 2008). Her articles on African American Cinema, the City and Film, and other topics have appeared in Cinema JournalAfrican American Review, Literature/Film Review, Cineaste, and a number of collections on African American Film, the City and Film, film adaptation, and Hollywood violence. She is also the Theater/Film subject editor for African American National Biography (Oxford Univ. Press, forthcoming 2008), and is currently working on a visual history (photography, film) of Harlem.