À nos amours (Maurice Pialat, 1983)

To the Institution


Film festivals:

Tournées Film Festival | Goucher College | Winter 2020

New Directions in Documentary Film Festival & Symposium Keynote Address by Albert Maysles; Special Honorees Su Friedrich and Debra Chasnoff; Wellesley College, October 19-25, 2009

Class visits:

Gillian Wallace Horvat (Filmmaker) | Emerson Los Angeles | April 18, 2023

Dr. Jim Lane (Scholar) | Emerson Los Angeles | April 10, 2023

Dr. Brettany Shannon (Scholar) | Emerson Los Angeles | March 21, 2023

Penelope Spheeris (Filmmaker; Rock ‘n Roll Anthropologist) and K.J. Relth-Miller (Film Programmer) | Emerson Los Angeles | March 1, 2023

Dr. Maya Montañez Smukler (Film Historian/Scholar)| Emerson Los Angeles | February 15, 2023

Jessica Dunn Rovinelli (Filmmaker) | Emerson College | November 8, 2022

Dr. Hunter Vaughan (Scholar/Activist) | Emerson College | November 23, 2021

Dr. Maggie Hennefeld (Film Historian/Scholar) | Emerson College | October 28, 2021

Dr. Timothy Shary (Scholar) | Emerson College | October 14, 2021

Dr. Jennifer Moorman (Scholar)| Emerson College | April 8, 2021

Hamza Walker (Art Curator) | Emerson College | March 25, 2021

Lizzie Borden (Filmmaker) | Emerson College | February 25, 2021

Desiree Akhavan (Filmmaker) | Emerson College & Wellesley College | November 30, 2020 (co-organized with Dr. Vernon Shetley)

Dr. Maya Montañez Smukler (Film Historian/Scholar) | Emerson College | November 4, 2020

Dr. Cornel West (Scholar, Author, Activist) | Emerson College | October 10, 2020 (co-organized with Dr. Maria Corrigan)

Jenni Olson (Filmmaker, Archivist) | Emerson College | October 5, 2020

Laylah Ali (Artist) | Goucher College | March 13, 2019

Alison Bagnall (Screenwriter) | University of the Arts | November 20, 2015

Cheryl Dunye (Filmmaker) | UCLA | spring 2007

Screening events:

Appropriate Behavior screening and discussion with Desiree Akhavan | Billy Wilder Theater, UCLA Film & Television Archive | February 18, 2023

The Gleaners & I screening and discussion with Memefest co-founder Oliver Vodeb | Goucher College | November 5, 2019

A Long Way from Home screening and discussion with Kavery Kaul, Goucher College, April 5, 2018

In Country screening and discussion with Mike Attie, University of the Arts, October 6, 2015

Girlfriends screening and discussion with Claudia Weill, Wellesley College, October 19, 2011

Boys Don’t Cry 10th anniversary screening and discussion with Christine Vachon, Wellesley College, February 18-19, 2010

UCLA Crank Film Series screening of Parting Glances and I Don’t Know, May 7, 2008.


Planning Committee, Women’s Liberation Conference, Boston University, March 27-29, 2014

Co-curricular initiatives:

Co-Instructor, Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies, 2011-2013, developed course “Understanding Pornography,” taught Fall 2013

Faculty Seminar with Professor Laura Mulvey, Wellesley College, 2008-2009

Graduate Student Advisor, UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, 2007

Research Assistant to UCLA Professor Janet Bergstrom, 2003-2007
Copy-edited book on Chantal Akerman and Film History’s “1927” issue.
Compiled bibliography/filmography on Jean Renoir.
Developed departmental website content and alumni networking database.


Sundance at ELA Firepit featuring Sundance Film Festival Programmers Amanda Salazar and Heidi Zwicker | Emerson Los Angeles | 2023

Book trailer created with Professor Harlan Bosmajian’s graduate cinematography class | Emerson College | 2021

Book trailer created with graduate assistant Lids Bierenday | Emerson College | 2021

Faculty screener, Emerson Film Festival | 2020-

Faculty critiques, MFA portfolio reviews | 2021-2022


Emerson College: Media Studies Search Committee (fall 2023 [Chair], fall 2022-spring 2023 [Co-Chair]); Faculty Status Committee (2023-2024); Green Production Committee (2022-23); Curriculum Working Group, Sustainability Action Plan (spring 2023); Equity and Cultural Climate Committee (spring 2021, fall 2021 [Chair])

Goucher College: Lectures & Fellowships Committee (2019-2021) | Visiting Artist Faculty Planning Subcommittee (2017-2019) | Internship Fellowships Committee (2019-2020) | Phi Beta Kappa Awards Committee (2019) | Faculty Sponsor, LGBT+ Media Exchange (2017-2018) | Faculty Scholarship Presentations Planning Committee (2017-2018) | Recent Graduate Trustee Screening Committee (2018) | Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee (2016-2017) | Faculty Sponsor, Film Club (2016-2018) | LGBTQIA Faculty Representative (2016-2018) | Faculty Reviewer, Verge journal of undergraduate nonfiction writing (2016-2018)

University of the Arts: Honorary Awards Committee | Assistant Professor of Film & Video Faculty Search Committee | University Committee on Academic Technology | Liberal Arts Course and Curriculum Committee (all 2014-2015)

Party Girl (Daisy von Scherler Mayer, 1995)

To the Profession

New Review of Film and Television Studies Editor in Chief, 2020-2023 | Co-sponsor, SCMS TV SIG Graduate Student Essay Contest, 2019-2023 | Juror and Co-sponsor, Chris Holmlund SCMS Queer and Trans Caucus Graduate Student Writing Prize, 2018, 2020-2023

Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Alex Doty Mentorship Programme, Queer and Trans Caucus, 2021 – | Seminar Participant, “Spectacles of Anti-Black Violence: Teaching Horror ‘With Everything Going On Right Now,’” 2021 | Comedy and Humor Studies SIG Reading Group, 2020 – | Student Writing Award Committee, 2015-2016 | Boston Conference Host Committee, 2011-2012 | Queer Caucus Member, 2007- | Women’s Caucus Member, 2007-

Boston Cinema/Media Seminar: Co-organized (with Vinicius Navarro), “Melancholy Ruins, ‘Ruin Porn,’ and Queer Kinship in Tsai Ming-liang’s Stray Dogs and Afternoon,” Nicholas de Villiers (Presenter) & Shujen Wang (Respondent), February 27, 2023; “The Right to Speed-Watch (or, When Netflix Discovered its Blind Users),” Neta Alexander (Presenter) & Jane Shattuc (Respondent), February 17, 2022.

International Collaborator: Delocating Mountains: Cinematic Landscapes and the Alpine Model” (University of Innsbruck)

External Reviewing: 2023-24 UVM Film & Television Studies Academic Program Review; 2024-25 Fulbright Graduate Student Award; PhD Viva, Jacob Engelberg, “Cinematic Figurations of Bisexual Transgression” (Department of Film Studies, King’s College, 2022)

Professional Mentoring: Wellesley Career Education Hive Internship Project Alum Mentor, 2022-

Professional Memberships (current): Boston Boston Cinema/Media Seminar (Advisory Member); British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies; Council of Editors of Learned Journals; GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Film Critics; Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Peer Reviewer, Pennsylvania State University Press (2023) | Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies (article, 2023) | Indiana University Press (2021) | French Screen Studies (2021) | Celebrity Studies (2020) | Bloomsbury Publishing (2015, 2018, 2020) | Open Library of Humanities (2018) | differences (2017) | Journal of Bisexuality (2017) | Rutgers University Press (2016) | Peter Lang Publishing (2016) | Signs (2016) | Transformative Works and Cultures (2016) | Television and New Media (2015-16) | Criticism (2015) | University of Texas Press (2014) | Sexualities (2012) | Mediascape (2010)


Women and New Hollywood: Gender, Creative Labor, and 1970s American Cinema, ed. Aaron Hunter and Martha Shearer. Rutgers UP, 2023.

The City in American Cinema: Film and Postindustrial Culture, ed. Johan Andersson and Lawrence Webb. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Serious Excess: Women, Camp and Popular Culture, Katrin Horn. Palgrave, 2018.

Screen Lessons: What We Have Learned from Teachers in Television and in the Movies, ed. Mary M. Dalton and Laura S. Linder. Peter Lang, 2017.

Fade to Gray: Aging in American Cinema, Timothy Shary and Nancy McVittie. UT Press, 2016.

Editorial Intern, Cineaste, 2000-2001

Enlightened (HBO, 2011-13)

To the Community

Editor, New Review of Film and Television Studies Blog

Jurying: Kyoto Prize 2024 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy; GALECA Crimson Honors National College Film/TV Criticism Contest Juror, 2023; Documentary Features, Outfest Film Festival, 2008

Memberships: Brattle Film Foundation; Independent Film Society of Boston