(Almost) Ph.D. - I am a Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow and PhD candidate in Screen Cultures at Northwestern University. I hold an MA in Screen Cultures from Northwestern and a dual BA in Rhetoric and Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley.
Teacher - I currently TA for and teach Radio/TV/Film courses at Northwestern and participate in several of the programs offered by Northwestern's Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning. I am also a Peer Mentor for fellow graduate students within the Screen Cultures program.
Writer - I am working on my dissertation, which examines the intersection of dance cultures with commercial film & television cultures in midcentury America--I focus in particular on issues of race and masculinity. I've also written essays and given talks on dance, media, and intermediality more generally.
Dancer & Choreographer - A classically trained ballet dancer, I dance with and choreograph for Modet Dance Collective, which I co-founded in 2013. We perform at least once a year (but usually more!) in Chicago.
(Digital) Archivist - I recently finished cataloguing 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.