In my current position at Woodbury University in Los Angeles, I teach courses such as Film History I and II, Media History, World Cinema, Introduction to Film Studies, Gender Studies, Media & the Environment, Screen Comedy, and the Senior Seminar. In fall 2021, I’ll be teaching a new course on Media Authorship focusing on the careers of Alfred Hitchcock and Ida Lupino. I am also the Chair of the newly renamed program in Media Studies.
Previously, I taught in the Film Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, where I earned tenure in 2013. At CU Boulder, I taught Film History I and II, Documentary Film, Film Noir, Melodrama, Women and Film, British Cinema, Cinema and Landscape, Cinema and the Historical Avant-Garde, Film Theory, and advanced seminars in Media Historiography and Color in Film.
Before that, I taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Riverside for two years. I have also taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California, UCLA, and CalArts.
- Teaching and research interests:
- Film and media history
- Silent cinema, classical Hollywood cinema, nontheatrical film, experimental film
- Race and imperialism in U.S. film history
- Environmental humanities
- Archival studies
- Gender studies
- Critical theory