Remembering Michelle Materre, Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film
We mourn the passing of the distinguished member of The New School community, Associate Professor of Media and Film, Michelle Materre. Michelle will be remembered as a tireless advocate and champion of films by and about women and people of color, a beloved teacher, an engaged university citizen, and a cherished colleague. No list of accomplishments or accolades, however, can fully capture how special she was to the countless students, colleagues and collaborators, fortunate enough to have been drawn into her circle. She was known for her generous, ebullient presence, bringing joy to everything she did. Her absence will be felt deeply, but her immense impact and legacy will live on and stay with us. Continue reading about Michelle’s impact here.
“A generous and dear friend, a beloved professor, a cherished colleague, and a passionate champion of important films by and about women and people of color—Michelle was all that and more. She was cheerful, outspoken, direct, and could make everyone instantly feel at ease. Words are limited in their capacity to capture everything that made Michelle so beloved by so many of her students and peers. Her absence will be felt deeply, but her immense impact and legacy will live on and stay with us, as will the memories, for as long as we are here.” Vladan Nikolic, Dean, School of Media Studies.