Assistant Professor of Journalism
Gino Canella is a media researcher, instructor, and award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. After working in local television news for 8 years as a photojournalist, producer, and editor, Gino began pursuing graduate studies and independent media productions.
His research and creative works explore activist media, documentary filmmaking, social movements, and the framing of race and class. Gino produces films and researches how the production and distribution of creative multimedia texts have the potential to foster meaningful social relationships among grassroots organizations fighting for social justice. He is interested in how the affective nature of film and media complements traditional community organizing and promotes democratic citizenship.