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Faculty Fellows

Brigid Maher Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

Brigid Maher is a tenured full professor in the School of Communication. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Community Voice Lab at American University and Founder and Creative Director of the Anacosti

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Claudia Myers Associate Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

Claudia Myers was named one of "10 Filmmakers to Watch" by Independent Magazine in 2015. Most recently Claudia wrote and directed ABOVE THE SHADOWS, a supernatural drama starring Olivia Thirlby, Alan

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Student Fellows

Heather BrumleyHeather Brumley is an MFA candidate in Film and Media Arts at American University. She has a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts and spent many years working in different facets of the film industry in Los Angeles, CA. She recently moved back to the US from Ireland, where she completed an MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies from Trinity College Dublin. Heather's work and primary field of research while in Ireland centered around storytelling practices as it relates to peacebuilding and trauma. She worked with WAVE Trauma Centre in Northern Ireland, which serves victims and survivors of the Troubles, and completed an oral history project released in March of 2022. Heather's fellowship includes assistanting with the Community Documentary course and coordinating the outreach campaign for the Community Voice Lab production, Street Reporter