PhD, New York University
Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Classical and contemporary film theory
- Film and philosophy, especially phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism
- French film history
"Sustainable Filmmaking: Understanding Image as Resource." Teaching Media Quarterly 4:3 (Fall 2016).
"Cinema at Sea: Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean Epstein, and the Quality of Wildness." Spectator 36:2 (Fall 2016): 8-14.
"Plant-Thinking with Film: Reed, Branch, Flower," in The Green Thread: Dialogues with the Vegetal World. Lexington Books, 2015.
"Playing in the Gif(t) Economy." Games & Culture 9:6 (November 2014): 517-527.
"Reading Psycho Backwards: Gus Van Sant's Mirror-Image of Hitchcock." Hitchcock Annual 16 (2010): 127-152.
"TV, Time, and the Films of Andy Warhol." Cinema Journal 49:3 (Spring 2010): 1-23.
"Sound and Speech in Andy Warhol's Films." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 26:4 (2009): 322-338.
Recent Conference Presentations
"The Bioregional Imagination of Jean Epstein's Brittany Films," Society of Cinema & Media Studies, Atlanta, April 2016.
"Plant-Thinking with Film: Reed, Branch, Flower," Society of Cinema & Media Studies, March 2015.
"Monkey-wrenching as Modernist Device: Sabotage and Ecocinema," Society of Cinema & Media Studies, March 2014.
“Gymnastics and Ethics: Cinema and Paul Ricoeur’s Philosophy of the Will,” World Picture Conference, University of Toronto, November 2013.
“Never Gonna GIF You Up: Sharing in the GIF(t) Economy,” Extending Play, Rutgers University, April 2013
“A Natural Process for Depiction: Film, Light, and Danny Boyle’s Sunshine,” Popular Culture Association National Conference, Washington D.C., March 2013
“Trace and Testimony: Memory and Truth in the Films of David Fincher,” Society of Cinema & Media Studies, Chicago, March 2013.
- Jay Leyda Award for Academic Excellence, New York University
- William K. Everson Award for Academic Excellence, New York University