Dillon Hawkins, PhD student in Screen Studies

MA in Screen Studies, Oklahoma State University
BS in Mass Communication, Shepherd University

Research Interests

  • History of American cinema
  • Film training and professionalization
  • Film festivals
  • Experimental film and literature
  • Global fiction, post-1945

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1113: Composition I
  • ENGL 1213: Composition II
  • ENGL 2413: Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 2453: Introduction to Film and Television
  • ENGL 3453: History of American Cinema 

Selected Conference Presentations

"The Post-Fordist Film School." Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS). Seattle, Washington. March 2019. (accepted) 

"Mockbusters and Professionalization in Late-New New Hollywood." PCA National Conference. Washington, DC. April 2019. (accepted)

"Experimental TV: The Children's Television Workshop and the Avant-Garde." Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS). Toronto, Canada. March 2018.

"Jane Campion Presents Julia Leigh: Mentorships at the International Film Festival." MPCA/ACA Regional Conference. Chicago, Illinois. October 2016.

Professional Appointments

  • Webmaster, OSU English Department, 2015-present
  • Projectionist, Exciterbulb Film Series, 2012-present 
  • Webmaster, OSU First Year Composition Program, 2014-2015

Awards and Recognition

  • Houston-Truax-Wentz Travel Award, Spring 2018
  • Leonard J. Leff Film and Media Studies Award, Spring 2016

Current Research Projects

My dissertation project is concerned with practice-based film and television education programs and their development under the logic of post-Fordist production. Relevant case studies include University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), and New York University (NYU); Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Santa Fe Community College (SFCC), and Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC); and production programs associated with CILECT (The International Association of Film and Television Schools), such as Beijing Film Academy (BFA) and Australian Film, Television, and Radio School (AFTRS).