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), gender and sexuality, and American documentary. 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 manuscript entitled “You Just Type”: Women Television Writers in 1950s America, and I am the faculty co-chair of the Comedy and Humor Studies Scholarly Interest Group, part of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies.
My creative credits include having had my one-act play produced by the wonderful Looking Glass Theatre in NYC and having been published in the literary magazine, Quarto.
I’m more of a “E! True Hollywood Story” person than I am a “VH1’s Behind the Music” person, but that goes without saying.