Dr. Scahill was honored to have some one-on-one time with former First Lady Michelle Obama as she visited Denver on her "Becoming" tour. Scahill's longtime friend Chef Art Smith, Michelle Obama's personal chef on the tour, arranged for the meet-and-greet before her packed performance at Pepsi Center stadium. Scahill and Obama talked about higher education and the humanities, and Prof. Scahill shared his experience of teaching at Georgetown University in DC during the 2008 and
Students in Dr. Scahill's upper division "Film Theory" class presented their original research in a conference-style setting on the theme of "Cinema Paranoia" in the Auraria Library. By presenting their works-in-progress in a public forum, students considering graduate study were able to experience a conference format in a supportive environment.
An abbreviated version of their final paper, the students were asked to take an intersectional approach to the study of film by c
At this year's Literature/Film Association conference in New Orleans, Dr. Scahill chaired a panel on the role of gender in film adaptation. Each of the three papers specifically examined masculinity, race, and homosociality in Hollywood cinema. Co-panelist Sarah Ropp addressed the Oliver Stone film Savages, while scholars Jodi Van der Horn-Gibson and Janice Kelly provided a retrospective on the film representation of black masculinity over the last century. In his paper "