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2017: Ph.D., Cinema and Media Studies, expected
2015: C.Phil., Cinema and Media Studies
Dissertation title: Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2014: Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster, Intellect/University of Chicago Press
In Press: “Pushing Contagion: How Government Agencies Shape Portrayals of Disease,” The Journal of Popular Culture, forthcoming.
2016: “When Terrorism Met The Plague: How 9/11 Impacted the Outbreak Narrative,” Cinema Journal, InFocus, 56.1, Fall 2016.
2016: “Having a Moment and a Dream: Precious, Paris is Burning, and the Necessity of Fantasy in Everyday Life,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, October 2016.
2015: “The Mindy Project: Or Why ‘I’m The Mary, You’re The Rhoda’ Is the RomComSitCom’s Most Revealing Accusation,” Journal of Film and Television, 43.2, 63-69.
2010: “Another Kind of Monster: Cindy Sherman's Office Killer,” Jump Cut, Summer 2010.
2000: “Striptease: The Art of Spectacle and Transgression,” The Journal of Popular Culture, 34.1, 65-75.
2016: “Going Viral in a World Gone Global: How Contagion Reinvents the Outbreak Narrative,” The Last Midnight: Critical Essays on Apocalyptic Narratives in Millennial Media,McFarlandPress, 2016.
2014: “On Being Queer and Jewish—and Why Neither Should Matter,” The Times of Israel, August 2014.
2014: “The Politics of Sexuality,” Geeked Magazine, July 2014.
2014: “Armour and Artifice,” Femme Magazine, June 2014.
2014: “Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills,” Los Angeles Review of Books, May 2014.
2013: “Living and Leaving LA Noir: Or, Two Authors in Search of the Circumstances Surrounding Los Angeles Noir” with Toby Miller for Contrappasso, November 2013.
2013: “Killer Accessories: Cindy Sherman, White-Collar Glamour, and the Most Horrifying Movie You’ve Never Seen,” The TATT Report, September 2013.
2013: “A Question of Memory: Who is Douglas Gordon?” Hyperallergic, July 4, 2013.
2013: “Inside the Light: James Turrell in LA,” Hyperallergic, July 1, 2013.
2013: “How Does One Make an Image of Revolution?” Hyperallergic, June 25, 2013.
2013: “The Unpleasant Smell of Lost Opportunities,” Hyperallergic, January 24, 2013.
2012: “Out of Time: A Look Back at Cindy Sherman at MoMA,”Hyperallergic, June 12, 2012.
2012: “Going Viral: Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer,” Artillery, June 2012.
2011: “Goodbye, Steve Jobs,” Traffic, October 2011.
2011: “Liebe Cindy Sherman,” Traffic, September 2011.
2011: “Losing Luxury in Bits and Bytes,” Traffic, July 2011.
2011: “Tel Aviv,” Curve, May 2011.
2009: “Cortney Tidwell’s Escape from the Fiery Pit of Hell,” Curve, June 2009.
2008: “Waiting for Hefner,” Curve, January 2008.
2004: “Steven Klein: The Artist (that isn't) Talks about the Art (that is),” Deutsch, December 2004.
2003: “Seeking Stardom by Stripping it Bare,” Scarlet Letters, March 2003.
2013: Queen of Hearts. The Bao House.
2008: Naughty Girl. Ravenous Romance. Second edition, The Bao House, 2014.
2007: Lovergirl. Random House/Heyne. Anniversary edition, The Bao House, 2013.
2006: Seduce Me. HarperCollins/Avon Red. Second edition, 2007.
2005: Sex Mag Ich Eigentlich Gar Nicht. Maas Verlag.
2016: “Contagion: Nothing Spreads Like Fear,” with Scott Z. Burns, Art Center, Pasadena, CA, October 5, 2016.
2016: “12 Monkeys and the End of the World,” with Terry Matalas, Art Center, Pasadena, CA, February 22, 2016.
2015: “Contagious Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, and the Outbreak Narrative,” presented to the Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference, Riverside, CA, May 21-23, 2015.
2014: “Cindy Sherman's Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster,” presented to the UCLA Cinema and Media Studies department, June 7, 2014.
2014: “Precious and the Politics of Looking,” presented to FTV 114: History of African-American Cinema, Professor Allyson Field, May 29, 2014.
2011: “Architecture and Gender,” presented to the student body, Art Institute-Hollywood, July 21, 2011.
2014-Present: Teaching Associate
African-American Cinema; History of American Cinema; History of American Television; History of European Cinema; Introduction to Visual Culture; New Hollywood Cinema: Coppola, Lucas, Spielberg, Scorsese; The Western
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World; History of American Television, Writing Studio; Writing Studio Intensive
Art Institute, North Hollywood, CA
College English; Contemporary Art History; Creative Concepts; Creative Writing; Critical Thinking; Film Noir; L.A. Detective Films and Fiction; Photojournalism; Sex and Gender; Screenwriting; Story Writing; Transitional English;Visual Language and Culture
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
2009-2012: Lead Instructor
Critical Thinking; Effective Speaking; English Composition; English Composition ESL; Writing Skills
2016: Teshome Gabriel Award for the Study of Film and Social Change, UCLA
2015: Jack K. Sauter Award for Artistic Merit in Television Critical Studies, UCLA
2014: Executive Board Award for Academic and Artistic Merit, UCLA
2014: Joel Siegel Fellowship for Academic Merit and Artistic Talent, UCLA
2014: Graduate Student Research Mentorship, UCLA
2013, 2014: Nominated for Outstanding Faculty, FIDM
2006, 2007: Full Tuition Scholarship for Most Promising Student, Art Center
2015: Manuscript reviewer for Cinema Journal
Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY
1998-2000: Associate Curator, Digital Media
Created public programs featuring a broad range of digital media-related technologies.
Templar Studios, New York, NY
2001-2003: Creative Coordinator
Launched games and interactive experiences for clients such as National Geographic, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Lego.
Nurun Interactive, New York, NY
2000: Account Manager
Recommended and implemented editorial content and user-experience strategies.