Samantha N. Sheppard is the Mary Armstrong Meduski '80 Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of Performing & Media Arts at Cornell University. She writes extensively on black cultural production and production cultures. She is the co-editor of From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry and has a forthcoming manuscript titled Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory On Screen, which is under contract with the University of California Press.
Give and Go: The Double Movement of Shut Up and Dribble
Samantha N. Sheppard thinks about the back and forth between social injustice, social progress, and the institutional power of the NBA in Showtime's Shut Up and Dribble....