CV

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Critical Studies — August 2016
School of Cinematic Arts
University of Southern California

Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies — August 2016
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
University of Southern California

M.A. in the Humanities — May 2009
University of Chicago

B.A. in Art History (Minor in Women’s Studies) — May 2008
Tufts University

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Visiting Professor, August 2017-present
Department of Visual and Media Arts
Grand Valley State University

Postdoctoral Scholar/Teaching Fellow, August 2016-July 2017
Division of Cinema & Media Studies
School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

PUBLICATIONS

Edited Volumes

Spectatorship: Shifting Theories of Gender, Sexuality, and Media. Book edited with William Whittington (University of Texas Press, 2017).

“Transgender Media.” Edited special issue, Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television Criticism 37.2 (Fall 2017).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Lesbian Feminist Cinema’s Archive and Moonforce Media’s National Women’s Film Circuit.”  Feminist Media Histories, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring 2015), 90-124.

“Revising ‘Re-vision’: Documenting 1970s Feminisms and the Queer Potentiality of Digital Feminist Archives.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No. 5 (June 2014).

“Re-conceiving Misconception: Birth as a Site of Filmic Experimentation.” Jump Cut 53 (Summer 2011).

Book Chapters

“Queer Acknowledgments,” with Branden Buehler in Queer Landscapes: Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy, eds. Elizabeth A. McNeil, James E. Wermers, and J. Oakleaf Lunn (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Book Reviews

Queer Film Classics Review.” Jump Cut 57 (Fall 2016).

New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut by B. Ruby Rich (Book Review).” Jump Cut 55 (Fall 2013).

Beyond the Cyborg Collective Book Review,” with Alexandrina Agloro and Laurie Carlson.  Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No.3 (2013).

The Lesbian Fantastic: A Critical Study of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, and Gothic Writings by Phyllis M. Betz (Book Review).” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 23.2 (Winter 2012/2013), 348-50.

Other Publications

“Transfeminism, Sisterhood, and Orphan Black.” In WisCon 39 Souvenir Book, edited by Gabby Reed, 18-19. Madison: The Society for the Furtherance and Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 2015.

“Dollhouse and Echo(e)s of Future Queerness.” In Media Res. October 4th, 2013.

“Reflections on Queer Feminist Fandom Then, Now and in the Future: Interviews with Amanda Bankier and Jeanne Gomoll.” Futures of Feminism and Fandom: The WisCon Chronicles Volume 6. Ed. Alexis Lothian. Seattle: Aqueduct Press, 2012.

“A Conversation with Alison Bechdel.” (One of many contributions on contemporary feminist and queer culture published for a popular audience at the feminist blog Gender Across Borders). http://www.genderacrossborders.com.

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, & AWARDS

2016

Ursula K. Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship. Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon.

Postdoctoral Scholar Training & Travel Award. Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Postdoctoral Association, University of Southern California.

2015

Louise Kerckhoff Prize. Gender Studies Program, University of Southern California.

2014

Russell Endowed Fellowship. The Graduate School, University of Southern California.

Schlesinger Dissertation Grant. The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Travel-to-Collections Grant. Sophia Smith Collection and Smith College Archives, Smith College.

Travel Grant.  Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, Boston University.

2012

Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Travel Grant. The Graduate School, University of Southern California.

2011

Ph.D. Student Summer Research Grant. The Graduate School, University of Southern California.

2009

Research Grant. Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, University of Chicago.

2008

Art and Art History Prize. Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University.

Marshall Hochhauser Prize. Board of the Experimental College, Tufts University.

Robert Asch Prize. Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures, Tufts University.

2007

Undergraduate Research Grant, Dean of Undergraduate Education, Tufts University.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Visiting Professor, August 2017-present
Department of Visual and Media Arts
Grand Valley State University

Film Culture
Survey of Media Modes
Film Theories
History of Documentary

Postdoctoral Scholar/Teaching Fellow, August 2016-July 2017
Division of Cinema & Media Studies
School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

Queer Cinema
Sexuality and Science Fiction

Lead Teaching Assistant, August 2015-May 2016
Division of Cinema & Media Studies
School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

History of the International Cinema I
History of the International Cinema II

Teaching Assistant, August 2010-May 2014
Division of Critical Studies
School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

Introduction to Film
Introduction to Television and Video
History of the International Cinema II
Gender, Sexuality, and Media
Theatrical Film Symposium
Seminar in Film Theory
History of Global Cinema After WWII
Seminar in Avant-garde Film/Video
Gender, Sexuality, and the Imagination

Adjunct Faculty, January 2010-June 2010
Humanities Department, Harold Washington Community College

The New World of Mass Media

INVITED TALKS

“Women Make Movies, Movies Make Women: Feminist Film Distribution and the Challenges of Building and Sustaining Community.” The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. October 15, 2014.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Panels Organized

Chair. “Looking Back at ‘The Transgender Look.’” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Toronto. March 14-18, 2018.

Chair. “Insurgent Historiographies: Media Responses to Anti-Black Violence.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago. March 22-26, 2017.

Co-Chair. “A Lesbian Education: Producing and Distributing Activist Media in the 1970s.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta. March 30-April 3, 2016.

Chair. “Unfamiliar Feminisms: Alternative Narratives of Women’s Experimental Cinema.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle. March 19-23, 2014.

Co-Chair. “The Autobiographical I/Eyes of the Cinema.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston. March 21-25, 2012.

Papers Presented

“When the Stars Were Ours: Fantasy and Remixing Trans Romance.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Toronto. March 14-18, 2018.

“Producing Freedom: 1970s Feminist Documentary and Women’s Prison Activism.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago. March 22-26, 2017.

“A Kiss Away From Reality: Sense8, Orphan Black, and Transgender Futurity.” National Women’s Studies Association, Montreal. November 10-13, 2016.

“Lesbian Media in Movement: International Videoletters (1975-77).” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta. March 30-April 3, 2016.

“Raising Fannish Consciousness: Accountability, Vulnerability, and Allyship in the Formation of Feminist Science Fiction Fandom.” National Women’s Studies Association, Milwaukee, November 12-15, 2015.

“From Demanding Feminists to Video On Demand: Queer Women’s Film Distribution.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal. March 25-29, 2015.

“A Transfeminist Media Archaeology of Radical Feminism’s Futures.” National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan. November 13-16, 2014.

“Receiving 1970s Science Fiction Feminisms.” A Revolutionary Moment: Women’s Liberation in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Boston University. March 27-29, 2014.

“Lesbian-Feminist Cinema and Moonforce Media’s National Women’s Film Circuit.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle. March 19-23, 2014.

“Living Contradictions: Divisions and Divisiveness in Science Fiction Feminisms.” Eaton Science Fiction Conference, University of California at Riverside. April 11-14, 2013.

Dollhouse and Echo(e)s of Future Queerness.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago. March 6-10, 2013.

“Not New, Not Anything: Dollhouse’s Failed Feminisms.” Gender, Bodies and Technology: Disintegrating Frames Conference, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. April 26-28, 2012.

“Acknowledging Archive: Toward a Queering of Academic Genealogy,” with Branden Buehler. Critical Studies Graduate Conference, University of Southern California. April 7, 2012.

“Picturing Lesbian Families in Su Friedrich’s Hide and Seek.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston. March 21-25, 2012.

“Feminism Negotiates Pleasure and Danger: Marjorie Keller’s Daughters of Chaos and Chick Strand’s Soft Fiction.” Cinema of Displeasure Cinema Studies Graduate Colloquium, University of Toronto. May 9-10, 2011.

“Keller’s Re-conceiving of Childbirth, Pain, and the Avant-garde Birth Film.” Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, City University of New York. February 25-26, 2010.

“Balanced Bodies: Gender Equality in Fuses’ Depiction of the Sex Act.” Beyond the Classroom Women’s Studies Undergraduate Conference, Tufts University. March 28, 2008.

Workshops

Workshop Participant. “The Unexpected and the Possible: Methods in Creating Feminist and Queer Archives.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal. March 25-29, 2015.

Invited Session Chair. “Feminists in the Archives.” Sally Miller Gearhart “Worlds Beyond World” Symposium, University of Oregon. November 8-9, 2013.

 CAMPUS TALKS

“Love and Critique in the Art of Fan Vidding.” IML 420: New Media and Social Change, University of Southern California. April 19, 2016.

“Conducting Dissertation Research and Finding Funding.” CTCS 506: Critical Studies Colloquium/Professional Seminar, University of Southern California. October 21, 2014.

“‘The Hole in the Heart’: Lesbian Experimental Cinema and Feminist Film Theory.” CTCS 412: Gender, Sexuality, and Media, University of Southern California. September 30, 2013.

“‘Shouting Into the Wind’: Seventies Lesbian Science Fiction’s Feminist and Queer Counterpublics.” Ph.D. Student Summer Institute, University of Southern California. July 26, 2011.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2015-2016

Cinema Journal Reporter, Society of Cinema and Media Studies

2014-2016

Graduate Representative, Queer Caucus, Society of Cinema and Media Studies

2013-2015

USC Cinema & Media Studies Annual TA Training Instructor

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2016-2017 

Jury Member, James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award

2015-2016 

USC Writing Center Consultant

2012-2014

Special Projects Assistant for Spectator Journal

2011

Research Assistant at the Warner Brothers Archive for author Alan Rode

2008

Curator of Academics and Artists: Tufts Women’s Written and Visual Work at the Tufts University Art Gallery

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society of Cinema and Media Studies
National Women’s Studies Association

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