Notable Alumni

 

Elizabeth Affuso (Ph.D '11)
Is currently a Professor and Academic Director at Pitzer College.

 

Robert Buerkle (Ph.D '08)
Is currently an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University.

 

James Cahill (Ph.D '10)
Is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

 

Daniel Chamberlain (Ph.D '09)
Is currently the Director of the Center for and Research at Occidental College, a position he has held since 2010. He is also on the Hastac Advisory Board.

 

Jennifer Clark
Is currently an Assistant Professor at Fordham University.

 

Richard Edwards (Ph.D '02)
Is currently the Director of the iLearn: Integrated Learning Institute at Ball State University. He is the co-author of the book The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism.

 

Kristen Fuhs (Ph.D '11)
Is an Adjunct Instructor at Woodbury University and Loyola Marymount University. She currently has an article published in "Concentric," and a forthcoming article in the "Journal of Cultural Studies."

 

Eric Gordon (Ph.D '03)
Is currently an Associate Professor at Emerson College. His recent books include Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World and The Urban Spectator: American Concept Cities From Kodak to Google.

 

Forrest Greenwood (MA '11)
Is currently working in the camera department at WDIO-TV. He recently presented at the April 2012 ZdC Conference, March 2012 SCMS Conference, and the October 2011 SGMS Workshop, in addition to an upcoming book review in the Fall 2012 Spectator and an article under peer review at the Middle Grant Journal.

 

Bella Honess Roe (Ph.D '09)
Is currently a Lecturer at the University of Surrey. She recently had two articles published in "Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal" and has a forthcoming book from Palgrave in 2013.

 

Brian Jacobson (Ph.D '11)
Is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

 

Juan Carlos Kase (Ph.D '01)
Is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

 

Mary C. Kearney (Ph.D '98)
Is currently an Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Radio, Television and Film. Her recent publications include the Gender and Media Reader collection and the Mediated Girlhood anthology.

 

Jorie Lagerwey (Ph.D '09)
Is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame.

 

Dan Leopard (Ph.D '05)
Is currently an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at St. Mary's College of California. He has presented at the SCMS Conference and ICA Conference. His forthcoming book is entitled Teaching With the Screen: Pedagogy, Agency, and Media Culture, and will be published by Routledge in 2013.

 

Dave Melbye (Ph.D '06)
Is currently a Critical Studies Instructor at the New York Film Academy. His most recent book is Landscape Allegory in Cinema.

 

Heather Osborne-Thompson (Ph.D '04)
Is currently an Assistant Professor at Cal State Fullerton.

 

Molly Schneider (MA '10)
Is currently a Doctoral student at Northwestern University. She recently presented at the Yale Cinema Conference and SCMS Conference.

 

Suzanne Scott (Ph.D '11)
Is currently the Mellon Digital Scholarship Post Doctoral Fellow at the Occidental College Center for Digital Learning and Research.

 

Janani Subramanian (Ph.D '09)
Is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California. She will be taking a position as Assistant Professor at Indiana University-Purdue in the Fall of 2012.

 

Ethan Thompson ('04)
Is currently an Associate Professor at Texas A&M in Corpus Christie. His recent books include the upcoming How to Watch Television, Parody and Taste in Postwar American Television Culture, and Satire TV.

 

Jim Thompson
Is currently the Faculty Director of Duke University in Los Angeles.

 

Michele L. Torre (Ph.D '08)
Is currently an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has recently presented at the SCMS Conference and the Domitor Conference.

 

Alison Trope
Is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her recently published book is entitled Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood.

 

Ioana Uricaru (Ph.D '11)
Was most recently a Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California and was an ACLS New Faculty Fellows selected Awardee. She will be an Assistant Professor at Middlebury College starting in 2013.

 

Christina Venegas (Ph.D '00)
Is an Associate Professor and Chair of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was the recipient of the Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2010 for her book Digital Dilemmas: The State, the Individual and Digital Media in Cuba.

 

Mark J.P. Wolf (Ph.D '95)
Is currently a Professor in the Communication Department at Concordia University Wisconsin. His recent and upcoming books include Before the Crash: Early Video Game History, Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming; and Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation.