Anasa D. Sinegal is Central Piedmont Community College’s Digital Media, Journalism and Communication Division Director. She has completed doctoral coursework in Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism. There, she studied the homeless press and self-representation in mass media. Anasa earned a Master’s in Mass Communication at California State University, Northridge where her thesis focused on the public relations and media campaign to release her classmate from solitary confinement in Tehran, Iran. The classmate was studying the women’s movement in Tehran for a documentary film and was silenced and arrested by the Iranian government in 2008.
Prior to entering graduate school, Anasa worked in television news as a producer in Texas and Rhode Island, winning a Boston Area Emmy Award for her coverage of a deadly nightclub fire. She has also worked in the activist and ethnic press.
When she and her son, Busy, aren’t at storytime, they can be found trying to out silly one another by singing as loudly as is humanly possible or racing down the hill in the their backyard.