Academic Work

I am currently a PhD Candidate in the School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam and an associate editor of Screenworks, the peer-reviewed journal of screen media practice research. Since 2023, I have been an adjunct instructor in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, teaching the course "Video Editing & Film Montage" (Summer 2023 & Summer 2024).

My research centers on the intersections of American avant-garde cinema, videographic criticism, digital remix culture, fair use, and archival practice. I am especially interested in drawing connections between today's digital content creators on platforms like YouTube and TikTok and experimental film. 

I am currently at work on a chapter about the pioneering filmmaker and video artist George Kuchar. Below is one of several short videos I made about Kuchar and his film Weather Diary 1 while participating in Embodying the Video Essay, a workshop held at Bowdoin College in 2023. 


Against Polish or, Notes on Videographic Labor or, You Could Remix Blazing Saddles Today,” ZfM: Zeitschrift für Medienwisschenschaft, Videography Issue #2, September 2023.

Dean Martin is Calm,” Tecmerin. Revista de Ensayos Audiovisuales, “Screen Stars Dictionary,” No. 11 2023 (1). 

On Collaborative Videographic Criticism & The Myth of John Adams,” Critical Studies in Television Online, June 2022.

Recent presentations related to my research include

"Experimental filmmakers filming their TVs: avant-garde gestures & videographic criticism," Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference, Boston MA, March 2024

“That Thing in the Toilet: On George Kuchar, the Flaherty Film Seminar, and Weather Diary 1.” Presentation at In the Works. Makings and Unmakings of the Video Essay, Lucerne School of Art & Design, Lucerne, Switzerland, November 2023.

"Remix, Reanimate, Reimagine: The Archival Potentials of Videographic Criticism," presentation at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, October 2023.

“Animate the Filing Cabinet,” online videographic poster presentation, EYE International Film Conference, virtual, June 2023.

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