SALEM MEKURIA is an independent writer, producer, director, videographer, and a video installation artist. She recently retired as a professor of Art at Wellesley College. Her award winning documentary films and video installations feature Ethiopian subjects and have been shown internationally. Among the numerous honors and grants she has received are: the Luella LaMer Chair in Women's Studies, Wellesley College; a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University; Fulbright Scholar award; The New England Media Fellowship; the Rockefeller Foundation's Intercultural Media Fellowship; Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest International Artists Residency Fellowship; two fellowships at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, Harvard University; the Massachusetts Artists Foundation Award; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation production grant.
She is currently working on the last installment of Square Stories: A Trilogy, and a feature documentary, Awra Amba's Utopia. (7/19)