Pamela Krayenbuhl, Ph.D.
Professor - I am an Assistant Professor in Residence at Northwestern University in 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. In Doha, I am serving as choreographer for the in-progress student collaboration "[dis]Connect: An iGeneration Experience."
(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.
Poet & Amateur Photographer - In a past life, I considered myself both a poet and a photographer. I honed my skills in courses across four colleges and universities in creative writing and photography, and in 2009 was awarded the Emily Chamberlain Cook prize in poetry. My poems and images were published in The Berkeley Poetry Review and the Cal Literature and Arts Magazine (CLAM), and my photographic work was exhibited at the Alphonse Berber Gallery in 2009. In 2010, I started a (still unfinished) book of poems about ancestral trauma. Academic pursuits have required me to put these creative endeavors mostly on hold, but keep your eyes peeled for news on those fronts in the next few years.