Dean Bernie Cook

Bernie Cook, Associate Dean, Director of Film and Media Studies 

Dr. Bernie Cook (C’90, G’91) is Associate Dean in Georgetown College and Founding Director of the Film and Media Studies Program at Georgetown University.  He is the author of Flood of Images: Media, Memory and Hurricane Katrina (University of Texas Press, 2015) and editor of Thelma & Louise Live! The Cultural Afterlife of an American Film (University of Texas Press, 2007).  He is currently in production on a documentary film exploring the stories of the living descendants of the 272 enslaved people sold by the Jesuits in 1838.  

In spring 2017, Cook collaborated with fellow AMST faculty member Adam Rothman on an experiential learning trip to document and to study the legacies of GU272 in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Maringouin, Louisiana.  The trip brought together students from AMST-272, FMST-399, and an Honors History Seminar at Louisiana State University and faculty from Georgetown, LSU, and Southern University.