Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is Associate Professor and Chair of Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She also serves as Associate Producer and Associate Programmer of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. A maker and scholar, Shafer has screened experimental documentaries and video essays at juried festivals. She was the recipient of Hobart and William Smith 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. She has published widely on television, advertising, new media, and media literacy and pedagogy in Routledge Handbook of Medicine and Media, Refocus: The Films of John Hughes, Feminist Interventions in Digital Pedagogy, Film Criticism, Teaching Media Quarterly, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to War Films, Cinema Journal, and On Media Res. She is a regular contributor to The Edge. 

video work

You can see the work I’ve produced – from experimental documentaries to video essays – on Vimeo at: vimeo.com/leahshafer.

Declaration of Sentiments 2014

Sentiments & Usurpations

Declaration of Sentiments Wesleyan Chapel

No Ordinary Conversation