University of Leeds Distinguished Chair Award, University of Leeds - Film Study
Shelleen is an associate professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include Italian cinema, Black European Studies, and postcolonial studies. Her book, Equivocal Subjects: Between Italy and Africa – Constructions of Racial and National Identities in the Italian Cinema (Bloomsbury/Continuum, 2012), examines the representation of mixed-race subjects of Italian and African descent in Italian cinema. Her work has also been published in Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and California Italian Studies.