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IU Bloomington

Cara Caddoo

Department of History and The Media School

Expert Bio

Cara Caddoo is an associate professor of history and cinema and media studies at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research includes African American history, film history and media history.

Her first book, “Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life” was a Huffington Post “Best Film Book” selection (2015), a Slate “Great Books You Should’ve Heard About” selection (2014), recipient of the 2015 biennial Vincent P. De Santis Prize and a finalist for the Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Prize. She has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of American History, Film Quarterly and Times Higher Education (U.K.).

Areas of Expertise

African American history, history of advertising, history of newspapers, history of film, media and popular culture.

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