Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
Hinman Box: HB 6194
- B.A. University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; A.M. University of Southern California; Ph.D. University of Southern California
Areas of Expertise
- Film history and theory; Television history and theory; New Media history and theory; World Cinema; Film Noir; Romantic Comedy; The Western; U.S. television history; Electronic Journalism history; Media Crisis and Catastrophe; Inter-Media studies; Popular Culture and Gender; Visual Culture
- “A Child is Being Rescued: Television at the Threshold of the Real,” in Télévision: le moment expérimental (1935-1955) , Gilles Delavaud et Denis Maréchal, eds. (2011) 202-213.
- “Re-Wiring Media History: Inter-Medial Borders,” in Convergence Media History , Janet Staiger and Sabine Hake, eds. (2009) 46-56.
- “Get/Away: Structure and Desire in Rancho Notorious ” in Dietrich Icon , G Germunden and M Desjardins, eds. (2007) 259-283.
- “Real-time Fairy Tales: Cinema Pre-figuring Digital Anxiety,” in New Media: Theories and Practices of Digitextuality , Anna Everett and John Thornton Caldwell, eds. (2003) 159-178.
- “History in a Flash: Notes on the Myth of TV ‘Liveness’,” in Collecting Visible Evidence , Jane Gaines and Michael Renov, eds. Visible Evidence Series, 6 (1999) 292-312.
- “Entertaining ‘Difference’:Strains of Orientalism in Early Los Angeles Television,” in Living Color: Race, Feminism, and Television , Sasha Torres, ed. (1998) 12-34.
- Remote Possibilities: A History of Early Television in Los Angeles, 1930-1952 (forthcoming, Duke University Press)
- “Passing for History: Humor and Early Television Historiography"
- “Re-Wiring Media History: Inter-Medial Borders"