Professor - I am an Assistant Professor in Residence at Northwestern University - Qatar, where I serve on the Communication faculty and teach courses in the "Media Industries and Technology" major. I hold a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Screen Cultures from Northwestern University and a dual BA in Rhetoric and Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley.
Writer - I am currently working on a few academic articles and beginning the process of producing a book manuscript that expands upon on my dissertation research. My dissertation examined the intersection of dance cultures with commercial film & television cultures in midcentury America, with a particular focus on issues of race and masculinity. In the past, I've written essays and given talks on dance, media, and intermediality more generally.
Dancer & Choreographer - A classically trained ballet dancer, I spent the last four years dancing with and choreographing for Modet Dance Collective, which I co-founded in 2013. Modet still performs at least once a year (but usually more!) in Chicago.
(Digital) Archivist - I catalogued the many (500+!) dance films and videos in Chicago Film Archives' vast Ruth Page Collection. This exciting collection, which spans 1922-1999, serves as a visual record of Page's long and influential career as a Chicago-based dancer, choreographer, and company director.