Research Associate in Feminist Approaches to New Media, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 2012-2013 Lecturer, Studies of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, Harvard University, 2010-2013
Lecturer, American Studies / Cinema & Media Studies / English / Writing, Wellesley College, 2004, 2010-2013
Lecturer, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Cinema and Media Studies, Wellesley College, 2008-2010
Lecturer, Film & Television and LGBT Studies, UCLA, 2007-2008
Ph.D., Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA (2007)
(Dissertation) Having It Both Ways: Bisexualities, Bi-textualities, and Crossover Cinema
Director: Janet Bergstrom. Committee: Denise Mann, Kathleen McHugh, James Schultz
M.A., Cinema Studies, New York University (2001)
B.A., cum laude, Film Studies and Political Science, Wellesley College (1998)
Non-degree, Government, The London School of Economics and Political Science (1996-1997)
The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television (Indiana UP, 2013)
Analyzes and theorizes bisexuality’s role in screen representation, marketing, and spectatorship, arguing for its critical importance to screen media and queer theory.
After the Death of Cinema: Old/New Media Convergence and Alternative Theories, Spaces, and Communities (in progress) Examines how digital technologies sustain filmmaking, preservation, and appreciation, creating rich new economies of media production and perception that have important implications for contemplating, screening, and discussing film and alternative sexualities.
Screening sexualities; queer theories of representation and spectatorship; art and independent cinema; 1960s-1970s cultural history; contemporary media industry studies; convergences of old and new media; experimental TV and documentary; star studies.
U.S. and European cinema, classical – present; English-language television; film and TV genres; film and media theory; feminist and queer theory; queer cinema; women filmmakers; art and independent cinema; documentary; adaptation; queer literature; film movements; the contemporary media industry; 20th-21st century U.S. cultural history.
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS + AWARDS
Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship, 2013–2014 Harvard University Bok Center Certificate of Teaching Excellence (2010)
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wellesley College (2008-2010)
UCLA Film & Television Archive Research Grant (2007)
UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellowship (2007)
UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship (2006-2007)
Plitt Southern Theater Employees Trust Fellowship (2005)
Wellesley College Alumnae Fellowship for Graduate Study (2005-2006)
Otis Ferguson Memorial Award in Critical Writing (2003)
UCLA Graduate Division Summer Research Mentorship (2003)
NYU Cinema Studies Department Master’s Fellowship (2000)