Who I Am: 

Dr. Terri Francis is Visiting Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in learning and sharing what we don’t already know about African American cinema, literature and culture, American experimental films and the history of motion pictures in the Caribbean. Professor Francis has published widely on Josephine Baker, Jamaican film history and experimental films. She runs an Afrosurrealist empire on Facebook.

What I'm Listening To: 

It changes but right now: Nicole Mitchell, Miles Davis, Snap Judgement, and On Being -- and city noise. Mostly quiet or the city.

What I'm Watching: 

The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and All In with Chris Hayes. Oh! Scandal when it comes back in the fall.

What I'm Reading: 

My manuscripts. And essays in The Atlantic, Slate, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and The Nation. My Twitter feed.