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Faculty | Department Chairperson / Associate Professor

Augusta Palmer

Contact Information

[email protected]
Room 7316A


Ph.D. in Cinema Studies, New York University
M.A. in Cinema Studies, New York University
B.A. in Film Production & East Asian Studies, Sarah Lawrence College

Augusta Palmer is a media maker and scholar who holds a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. As a documentarian, she is best known for The Hand of Fatima (2009), a feature documentary about music, mysticism and family history. Her first fiction short, A is for Aye-Aye: An Abecedarian Adventure, screened at children’s film festivals from New York to New Zealand. Palmer recently completed a fiction short called Order My Steps about an incarcerated woman who reaches out to her estranged daughter after 20 years of silence. The film is a collaboration with screenwriter and fellow SFC Professor Kathryn Grant and has played at over 15 festivals around the world. Palmer's newest film, The Blues Society, is a documentary about the Memphis Country Blues Festival of the 1960s. The film won an Audience Award at Indie Memphis and Best Feature Documentary at the Oxford Film Festival. Palmer's work has been supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Related Faculty

Senior Lecturer / Director of the Television Studio

David Gewirtz

Communication Arts
[email protected]

Office: 718.489.5327

Adjunct Professor

Kathryn Grant

Communication Arts
[email protected]

Office: 718.489.5227

Assistant Professor

Brian C. Gregory

Communication Arts
[email protected]

Office: 718.489.5435

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