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Instructor
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise 
Mass Media, Film and Television History, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Media Writing, Academic Writing
Courses Taught 
CMTM 466: Media and Cultural Studies
CMTM 375: Contemporary Hispanic Cinema
CMTM 371: History of American Cinema 1
CMTM 376: Television History
CMTC 305: Writing in Communication, Media and Theatre (WIP)
CMTM 205: Fundamentals of Media Writing
CMTM 265: Mass Media and Society
CMTM 160: Introduction to Cinema
CMTC 300: Mediated Communication
CMTC 100: Introduction to Communication
Research Interests 
Representations of Aging, American Culture, Social History of Film and Television, Comedy and Camp
Education 

Ph.D. Screen Arts and Cultures, University of Michigan (2013)

M.A. Literature and Film, North Carolina State University (2008)

B.A. English and Art, Northern Illinois University (2003)

Selected Publications 

Fade to Gray: Aging in American Cinema. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016 (co-authored with Timothy Shary)

“Sending Camp to Kids: When John Waters and Paul Rubens Brought Queer Politics to the Underage Set,” in Coming Out to the Mainstream: New Queer Cinema in the 21st Century. JoAnne C. Juett and David Jones, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

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