I am an Assistant Professor of Film at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.

My areas of expertise include media industry studies, classical and contemporary Hollywood (film and television), and gender and sexuality. Before earning my PhD at Yale University, I did my bachelor and masters’ degrees at Columbia University, interned at a soap opera and a movie studio, and worked at an independent film distributor.

I am currently at work on a book about women television writers in the 1950s and am also the faculty co-chair of the Comedy and Humor Studies Scholarly Interest Group (Society of Cinema and Media Studies).

I have experience in film programming and curating, as a regular programmer for the Yale Film Colloquium and as the Director of Programming for the 2015 Environmental Film Festival at Yale. My dream side hustle would be introducing films on Turner Classic Movies [in case TCM is reading this: heeeey].