Alum Anaiis Cisco Joins Smith College Faculty

Thursday, September 12, 2019

GRÉCOURT GATE (SMITH COLLEGE, NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS) -- Seven new tenure-track professors have joined the Smith faculty this year.

Anaiis Cisco, assistant professor of film and media studies, received her master’s in Cinema from San Francisco State University in the spring of 2019. Cisco’s work focuses on the experiences of underrepresented racial, ethnic, queer and gendered identities. Her 2017 short film, Breathless, inspired by the murder of Eric Garner, has won numerous awards and has screened at various film festivals. Cisco is a 2018 Princess Grace Foundation Fellow whose thesis film, Drip Like Coffee, explores Black womanhood, desire and space, while rendering the Black female body as fluid.