Daniel Bernardi


1964 –


Who is Daniel Bernardi?

Daniel Bernardi is Professor and Chair of the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. He also directs the Documentary Film Institute at SFSU. Bernardi earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-TV and a Masters of Arts in Media Arts from the University of Arizona. He went on to earn a PhD in Film and Television Studies from UCLA. He completed a University of California postdoctoral research fellowship in 1997.

His main academic interests are: media studies, cultural studies, narrative theory, and rumors as narrative IEDS. His work in media, which is perhaps most known, emphasizes whiteness as a historical formation of meanings. Borrowing from Michael Omi and Howard Winant's theory of racial formation, he argues that whiteness is a historically powerful set of meanings that serves to either implicitly or explicitly dominate the shifting and reforming meaning of race in U.S. media.

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  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Arizona

on July 23, 2013


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