Josslyn Luckett is a PhD candidate and 2017-2018 Ford Foundation Fellow, currently completing her dissertation: "Toward a More Perfect Rebellion: The Multiracial Roots and Fruit of UCLA's Ethno-Communications Program." Her research areas include and combine cinema studies, comparative and relational ethnic studies, and jazz studies with special focus on independent film of the African diaspora and the multiracial arts communities of Los Angeles. Her work has been published in Film Quarterly, Public Books, and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin.
She is also a screenwriter and occasional preacher with an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School, an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley. A former story editor for The Steve Harvey Show, her original screenplay, Love Song, was directed by Julie Dash and produced by MTV.