PhD, New York University
Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Ecocinema, environmental aesthetics, cinema of the Anthropocene
- The filmmaking of David Fincher
- Classical and contemporary film theory
- Film rhythm
- French film history
"Monkeywrenched Images: Ecocinema and Sabotage." New Review of Film and Television Studies. (Forthcoming 2020)
"Tne Natural and Unnatural Histories of Patricio Guzman." Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities (Forthcoming 2020)
"David Fincher's righteous workflow: Design and the transmedia director," in Transmedia Directors: Artistry, Industry, and New Audiovisual Aesthetics, eds. Carol Vernallis, Holly Rogers, and Lisa Perrott (Bloomsbury, 2019).
"On Street Cats and City Rats: Synanthropes and Cinematic Urban Ecologies." The Cine-Files 14 (Spring 2019).
"Film Rhythm and the Aporetics of Temporality." Quarterly Review of Film & Video (March 2019).
"Introduction," with Jennifer Peterson, in "In Focus: Film and Media Studies in the Anthropocene, eds. Jennifer Peterson and Graig Uhliin. Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 58:2 (Winter 2019)
"The Anthropocene's Nonindifferent Nature," in "In Focus: Film and Media Studies in the Anthropocene," eds. Jennifer Peterson and Graig Uhlin, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 58:2 (Winter 2019)
"The Raw and the Rotten: Food and Revolt in Early Modernist Film," in Modernism and Food Studies: Politics, Aesthetics, and the Avant-Garde, eds. Jessica Martell and Adam Farjado (University Press of Florida, 2019).
"Feeling Deplected: Ecocinema and the Atmospherics of Affect," in Affective Ecocriticism: Emotion, Embodiment, Environment, eds. Kyle Bladow and Jennifer Ladino. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018).
"Weather Diaries: Storm Squatting in the Anthropocene." Media Fields Journal 13 (February 2018).
"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
"Topophilia and Peter Bo Rappmund's Infra-structural Aesthetics." Society of Cinema & Media Studies. March 2019.
"Jax Media and Hipster TV." Flow. September 2018.
"Hollywood's Lifeboat Ethics," A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene. June 2018.
"Fires at Sea: Lifeboat Cinema and Population Displacement," Society of Cinema & Media Studies. March 2018.
"Lifeboat Cinema: Survival in the Anthropocene," American Comparative LIterature Association. July 2017.
"The Anthropocene's Nonindifferent Nature," Society of Cinema & Media Studies. March 2017.
"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.
- Jay Leyda Award for Academic Excellence, New York University
- William K. Everson Award for Academic Excellence, New York University