Rebecca Sell Joins Blue Chalk as Professional in Residence

This June, Rebecca Sell, associate professor at the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University, will be joining the Blue Chalk team as a professional in residence. At OU, Sell teaches courses that specialize in audio, video, and photo editing, as well as interactive design, user experience, and interactive production.

When asked about the upcoming experience, Sell said, “Being around creative people telling such a variety of stories will be enlightening to all of the possibilities that are out there for the craft now.” We're pleased and humbled to have her aboard.

Prior to teaching at OU, Sell was the multimedia editor at The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, VA — where she began her professional career as a staff photographer. She received her MA in New Media from Syracuse University and her BS from OU. 

The residency is made possible by an externship grant from the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. 

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Photo (above): The Maasai are a nomadic people in Kenya and Tanzania. A community based around tradition that has resisted modernization, the Maasai have used female circumcision, or female genital mutilation, as a transition to womanhood for its girls around the age of 12. The mothers say when a girl is ready to transition to being a Maasai woman. As the girls begin the alternative ceremony, the dress is customary black robes and crowns of beads. Many of the traditions have been carried to the alternative ceremony, but now without the cutting. Photo by Rebecca Sell.