Anthony Sparks

Faculty Advisor: Dorinne Kondo

Contact Information



  • BFA Theatre, University of Southern California
  • M.A. American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
  • Ph.D. American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 08/2012

Employment History

  • Lecturer, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2012 - 2015


Research Keywords

  • Television, Film, and Representation; Politics, Performance, and Theatre; Race, Class, and Gender in Popular Culture; African American Politics; Media Industry; Screenwriting and Television Writing; Artist-Scholarship and Critical Practice

Research Specialties

  • Media Industry Studies; Television & Film; Performance Studies; Theatre Studies; African American Studies; Race, Politics and Aesthetics

Honors and Awards

  • NAACP Image Award (Producer, Outstanding Television Drama), 2010  
  • NAACP Image Award (Nomination, Outstanding Writing in Television Drama), 2008  
  • Anna Bing Arnold Doctoral Fellowship, USC, 2004-2005  
  • Doolittle Associates Award, USC, 1994  
  • Jack Nicholson Award (USC School of Dramatic Arts), 1992-1993  
  • LeVar Burton Award, USC, 1991-1992  



  • Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Avenue
  • Kaprielian Hall 462
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-2534