B.A., English, M.A., Radio, Television and Motion Pictures, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction Design, Educational Media UNC-Chapel Hill
Post-Doctoral Fellow -- UNC-CH
Teaching and Research Interests:
Slavery from the beginning to 1865; African American cinema, 1900 to the present; and Masquerades of Blackness (freshman seminar). Dr. Regester currently serves as an Affiliate Faculty with the Global Cinema Minor at UNC-CH, and previously co-taught a course on Race, Melodrama, and Cinema in the English Department at Duke University.
Dr. Regester’s publications include the single-authored African American Actresses: The Struggle for Visibility, 1900-1960 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010), which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award; Black Entertainers in African American Newspaper Articles: An Annotated Bibliography of the Pittsburgh Courier and California Eagle, Vol. II (Jefferson: McFarland, 2010); and Black Entertainers in African American Newspaper Articles: An Annotated Bibliography of the Chicago Defender, Afro-American (Baltimore), Los Angeles Sentinel, and New York Amsterdam News, Vol. I (Jefferson: McFarland, 2002). She contributed to The Black Experience in the Western Hemisphere, volume 30: Cultural Life Anthology, eds. Howard Dodson and Colin Palmer (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, New York Library-Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and ProQuest 2007).
Dr. Regester serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Film and Video, and her articles have appeared in the Film History, Film Literature Quarterly; Journal of Film and Video; Popular Culture Review; Popular Music and Society; Screening Noir; Studies in American Culture; and the Western Journal of Black Studies; among others.