Visiting Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2013-2015 Research Associate, 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, Cinema and Media Studies, Wellesley College, 2008-2010
Lecturer, Film & Television / 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 (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. Praise & publicity for The B Word in The Advocate, Cinema Journal, Choice (Highly Recommended), Gay and Lesbian Review, Lambda Literary Finalist, Next, Publishers Weekly, Slant (Top 10 Film Studies Books 0f 2013), UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, Wellesley.
After the Death of Cinema: Queer Spaces & Sexualities in 21st Century Screen Media (In progress) Examines how contemporary digital technologies and cultures sustain filmmaking, preservation, and appreciation, creating new “queer” representational and political economies of media production and perception in screening 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/fan studies.
U.S. and European cinema, classical – present; English-language television; film and media theory; feminist and queer theory; women’s and queer authorship; genre and narrative studies; art and independent cinema; documentary; adaptation; artistic movements; the contemporary media industry; 20th-21st century U.S. cultural history.
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS + AWARDS
Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship, Wellesley College (2013-2014) Harvard University Bok Center Certificate of Teaching Excellence (2010, 2011, 2012)
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cinema & Media Studies, 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)