Adrien Sebro is a candidate for the Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California Los Angeles. His research interests navigate the terrains of Film and Television Studies, African American Studies, and studies of gender and identity formation. He graduated with his Bachelors degree in Women's Studies from UCLA and his Masters degree in African American Studies from Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies. At UCLA, he won the Independent Research award for his honors thesis, and he was also awarded the Zora Neale Hurston Award for Best Thesis in the Social Sciences while at Columbia University. Sebro also dedicates his time to a national foundation that advocates for foster youth rights and education. He is currently working on his dissertation, which focuses on a production history of Tandem Productions and the politics of representation of their Black sitcoms of the 1970s.
Adrien Sebro is a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA and a Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.