Bio

I have always really liked thinking, reading, and writing about images, and playing with them too.  My research interests revolve primarily around film, visual culture, media, postcolonial theory, and histories of empire.  In my dissertation, I examined the legacy of the French ethnographic filmmaker, Jean Rouch, focusing, in particular, on Rouch’s relationship to French colonial history and African cinema.  l love teaching, programming, and engaging people in conversations around film; I love the sociability of the medium, the way it lends itself to dialogue.  I’ve recently published articles in Studies in French Cinema (2018) and a chapter in Dans le sillage de Jean Rouch (2018).

I am currently the Administrative Director for the MA Program at The Gallatin School, where I also teach courses in postcolonial theory, visual culture, and cinema.  In my spare time, I’ve also started experimenting with cellphone cinema and stop motion animation.