The School of Media Studies mourns the passing of a distinguished member of the New School
community, associate professor of media and film Michelle Materre.
Michelle will be remembered as a tireless advocate for 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.