Steven Ricci is Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media and the Department of Information Studies. For over a decade Ricci led the efforts to create UCLA's new graduate program in Moving Image Archive Studies and in 2002 was appointed its Founding Director. As Head of Research and Study at the UCLA Film and Television Archive for fifteen years, he widened access to the Archive's collections by tenfold and oversaw its educational publications, workshops, seminars and film retrospectives.
Ricci was a member of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Film Archives for ten years and became its Secretary General in 2001, the only American to hold the post. His major publications include The Mexican Cinema Project (University of Texas Press, 1994) and Hollywood and Europe: Economics, Culture and National Identity (British Film Institute, 1998). Ricci has authored numerous digital applications that make use of archival collections including Executive Order 9066: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II (Groliers, 1999).
Internationally, Ricci is best known for his Cinema and Fascism: Italian films and Society from 1922 -1943 (University of California Press, 2008). Ricci continues to research and publish on archival issues concentrating chiefly on building the theoretical foundations for modern archival practice. He retired in June of 2012. Steven is a diehard fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Inter-Milan Soccer Team.
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