Alexandra Juhasz

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz, Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College, teaches media production, history  and theory.

She has a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from NYU and has taught courses at NYU, Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, Claremont Graduate University, and Pitzer College, on YouTube, media archives, activist media, documentary, and feminist film.

Dr. Juhasz has written multiple articles on feminist, fake, and AIDS documentary. Her current work is on online feminist pedagogy, YouTube, and other more radical uses of digital media.

Dr. Juhasz produced the feature films, The Owls, and The Watermelon Woman, as well as nearly fifteen educational documentaries on feminist issues like teenage sexuality, AIDS, and sex education.

Dr. Juhasz is the director of the Munroe Center for Social Inquiry. For 2014-2015 the Center’s theme is Virus. For 2014-2019 she is leading the Mellon funded Digital Humanities at the Claremont Colleges: Developing Capacity and Community.

Books :

Dr. Juhasz's first book, AIDS TV: Identity, Community and Alternative Video (Duke University Press, 1996) is about the contributions of low-end video production to political organizing and individual and community growth.

Her second book is comprised of transcribed interviews from her documentary about feminist film history, Women of Vision, with accompanying introductions (Minnesota University Press). Her third book, F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth’s Undoing, was co-edited with Jesse Lerner, from the University of MN Press.

Her innovative "video-book," Learning from YouTube, was published in 2011 by MIT Press. Her earlier digital effort is Media Praxis: A Radical Web-Site Integrating Theory, Practice and Politics. She blogs on this and other projects at

Documentaries :
Documentaries by Dr. Alexandra Juhasz include
SCALE, Dear Gabe, Video Remains, Women of Vision:
18 Histories in Feminist Film and Video, and Released.

SCALE: Measuring Might in the Media Age is a documentary video by Alexandra Juhasz featuring Antonia Juhasz.
60 mins, 2007.

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Naming Prairie

Naming Prairie
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Naming Prairie is a 6 minute video by Alexandra Juhasz that celebrates Jewish family, tradition, and ritual. This joyous recounting of a lesbian couple’s babynaming ceremony for their daughter, Prairie, also introduces a supportive and diverse network of family and friends who participate in their re-thinking of Jewish life. Read more...

Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival, 2002.


Dear Gabe

Stills & Video Clips
  Press Packet

Dear Gabe presents six professional women who seek to explain to the next generation-our children-how we manage (or do not) given the complex choices that are now open to us. Intimate dv-footage reveals women who bend traditional ideas of race, sexuality, religion, and gender into more equitable forms while still respecting "family values."

Produced by Alexandra Juhasz. VIEW IT at Distributed by Cinema Guild


Video Remains

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Video Remains: In 1993, Alex shoots an interview with her best friend Jim as he tries to recount his life as he is dying. In 2004, she re-works this haunted video, playing it in real-time but letting bleed in a host of present day interviewees who also reflect upon AIDS, death, activism, and video.   --   Order Now

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Released: 5 Short Videos about Women and Prison. Completely unique in its format, this 28-minute dv documentary artfully merges five short videos to create a powerful - and empowering - forum. Read More...

Released   :   Photos   :   Streaming Video


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Visit Alex Online :

A network of hundreds of international scholars and artists
Feminist Online Spaces:
Building & Linking Principled Sites in Collaboration
an experiment in digital embodied collective feminist media praxis
PerpiTube: Repurposing Social Media Spaces:
WordPress Blog:
YouTube Class:
Media Praxis Online Publication:

DOCC 2014


A Distributed Open
Collaborative Course
"Dialogues in Feminism
and Technology


Learning from


Written by
Alexandra Juhasz



Social Media Spaces

Visit the blog:
Also on YouTube

Co-curated with
Pato Hebert
Nichols Art Gallery,
Pitzer College,
July-September, 2011

The Owls

the owls

Digital Video, 70 mins.
Produced by
Alexandra Juhasz

Four aging lesbians accidentally kill a baby-dyke and live to suffer the consequences.

Premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. Screened in 2010 at these festivals: Seoul, Tei-Pei, Torino, Seattle. Gay film festival screenings: LA, NY, Toronto, Salt Lake City, San Francisco.


Alexandra Juhasz
c/o Pitzer College
Media Studies
1050 North Mills Ave.,
Claremont, CA 91711

ph: 909-607-4431
fax: 909-621-8481

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Last Updated October 19, 2014