Mark Read's teaching interests center around the role of media-specifically video or television-in and on social change movements. He is interested in both how social activists have, and can, utilize emergent video technology, and what strategies activists have developed for engaging with the mainstream media. Read is also a documentary filmmaker, television producer, and editor. His sometimes controversial, always political documentary films have appeared in numerous festivals, including Tribeca, Human Rights Watch, Rooftop Films, and the Vermont Film Festival. His work has also been broadcast nationally on WorldLink TV and Freespeech TV. His most recent work, Dance of Death, appeared in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.