CURRICULUM VITAE

EMPLOYMENT

2017-present     Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Colorado Denver

2015-2017          Assistant Professor, Department of English, Salisbury University

2015-2017          Assistant Editor, Literature/Film Quarterly, Salisbury University

2012-2015          Lecturer, Department of English, Georgetown University

2014-2015          Lecturer, Honors College, University of Maryland College Park

2013-2014          Lecturer, Department of Literature, American University

2010-2013          Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, George Mason University

 

EDUCATION

June 2010           Ph.D. in Media Studies (Radio-Television-Film), University of Texas at Austin                          

                                  Dissertation: “Malice in Wonderland: The Perverse Pleasure of the Revolting Child”

                                  Janet Staiger (chair), Mary Kearney, Harry Benshoff, Julia Mickenberg, Jennifer Fuller

June 2005           M.A. in English Literature, The Ohio State University                        

June 2000           B.A. in English Literature, The Ohio State University

                              

TEACHING

University of Colorado Denver

        "Genres of Writing" (ENGL 5155)

        "Screenwriting Workshop" (ENGL 3415)

        "Adapting Wizard of Oz" (ENGL 3200)     

        "1950s American Cinema" (ENGL 3070)

        "The Horror Film" (ENGL 3075)

        "Film Theory" (ENGL 4420)

        "Studies in Censorship” (ENGL 4770)

        "Adapting Frankenstein" (ENGL 3200)

        "Intro to Film" (ENGL 2250)

Salisbury University 

        "Film Studies Pedagogy Workshop" (ENGL 493)

        “Film Genre” (ENGL 324)

        “Introduction to Film” (ENGL 220)

        “The Horror Film” (ENGL 401) 

        “Literature and Film” (ENGL 221)

Georgetown University 

        “Shadows of Hitchcock” (ENGL 415)

        “Introduction to World Cinema” (FMST 104)

        “Post-WWII American Cinema” (ENGL 252)

        “Humanities and Writing” (HUMW 011)

 

University of Maryland, College Park

        “Deconstructing Breaking Bad” (HONR 348F)

        “Frankenstein Mythos on Film” (HONR 238T)

American University

        “Critical Approaches to Cinema” (LIT 135)

        “College Writing” (LIT 100)

 

George Mason University 

        “Cold War Media Culture” (ENGH 202)

        “Introduction to Film” (ENGH 332)

        

University of Texas at Austin 

        “Film History” (RTF 314)

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

The Revolting Child in Horror Cinema: Youth Rebellion and Queer Spectatorship. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Journal issues edited:

"Adaptation and Audiences," Literature/Film Quarterly 45:4 (Fall 2017). Guest Editor and author of Introduction.

"Celebrity!" Velvet Light Trap 65:1 (Spring 2010). Coordinating Editor and co-author of Introduction.

"Censorship and Regulation," Velvet Light Trap 63:1 (Spring 2009). Editorial Board and co-author of Introduction.

"Remakes and Adaptations," Velvet Light Trap 61:1 (Spring 2008). Editorial Board and co-author of Introduction.

Edited collections:

Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. Co-edited with Debbie C. Olsen. MD: Lexington Books, 2012.

 

Peer-reviewed articles:

"Fanfic'ing Film: Queer Youth Cinema Reclaims Pop Culture." Girlhood Studies 12:1 (March 2019). 114-124.

“The Reelness: Queer Film Festivals and Youth Media Training.” Cinema Journal 57:1 (Fall 2017). 147-51.

“’Wonderful, heavenly, beautiful, and ours’: Lesbian Fantasy and Media(ted) Desire in Heavenly Creatures.” Journal of Lesbian Studies. 16.2 (Summer 2012). 1-11.

 

“It Takes a Child to Raze a Village: Demonizing Youth Rebellion.” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media. 53 (Summer 2011). <http://www.ejumpcut.org>.

 

"The Sieve or the Scalpel: The Family Movie Act of 2004, Infantile Citizenship, and the Rhetoric of Censorship." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 30.2 (Summer 2011). 69-81.

 

“Happy, Empty: On Authorship and Influence in the Horror Cinema of Kiyoshi Kurosawa.” Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, and Society 4.2  (October 2010). 54-72.

 

"Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend: Queering the Revolting Child in The Exorcist,” Red Feather: An International Journal of Children’s Visual Culture 2.1 (Fall 2010).

 

Book chapters:

"Bizarre Love Triangle: Franksteinian Masculinities in Weird Science." The Films of John Hughes. Timothy Shary and Frances Smith, eds. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.

“Serialized Killers: Prebooting Horror in Bates Motel and Hannibal.” Cycles, Sequels, Spin-Offs, Remakes and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television. Amanda Ann Klein and Barton Palmer, eds. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015. 316-334.

 

“’It’s all for you, Damien!’: Oedipal Horror and Racial Privilege in The Omen series.” Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. Andrew Scahill and Debbie C. Olsen, eds. MD: Lexington Books, 2012. 82-100.

 

"Deviled Eggs: Teratogenesis and the Gynecological Gothic in the Cinema of Monstrous Birth.” Demons of the Body and Mind: Essays on Disability in the Gothic. Ruth Bienstock Anolik, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2010. 197-216.

 

"Invasion of the Husband Snatchers: Masculine Crisis and the Lavender Menace in I Married a Monster from Outer Space." Horrifying Sex: Essays on Sexual Difference in Gothic Literature. Ruth Bienstock Anolik, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2007. 210-220.

Short pieces:

“Empathy Machines: Queer Youth Cinema in Virtual Reality.” In Media Res: A Media Commons Project. Cinema Journal/In Focus special section (November 2017). 


Invited Columnist, FLOW: Journal of Media Culture.

        “Motel Rebates: The Slasher Reboot as Makeunder Genre” 17.09 (March 2013).

        “Lindsay Lohan: Star Image Succubus.” 17.05 (January 2013).

        “Defanged: The Curious Case of the Family-Friendly Vampire,” 17.01 (November 2012).

        “Pigmalion: Animality and Failure in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” 16.06 (Sept 2012).

 

“Adultery.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Gothic.  David Punter, ed.  Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2011. 234.

“Unfriendly Witnesses: Gender, Theater, and Film in the McCarthy Era” (Book Review). Velvet Light Trap. 65 (Spring 2010). 72-3.

 

“Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Culture, and Politics” (Book Review). Velvet Light Trap. 63 (Spring 2009). 78-80.

 

“Youth Culture in Global Cinema” (Book Review). Velvet Light Trap. 61 (Spring 2008). 69-71.

Documentary Interviews:

Feature Interview, Queer Horror, Shudder Network, 2020 [forthcoming].

Feature Interview, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, 2016.

Print Interviews:

"What Horror Films Reveal About Society's Fears," City Stories. October 31, 2019.

"The Very Best (and Worst) Colorado Horror Films to Watch This Halloween," The Denver Post, October 18, 2019.

"The High Price of Being the First Male Scream Queen," MEL Magazine. August 1, 2019.

"Professor and Author Andy Scahill: Maybe I'm The Bad Seed," Dennis Anyone?. July 23, 2019.

"'Crawl' Could Usher in a New Wave of Climate Change Horror Films," VICE. July 17, 2019.

"A Long Time Ago... Why Prequels Are Taking Us Back to the Future in Popular Film," The Conversation. May 26, 2019.

"African American Perspective in Horror Films Is Platform for Social Commentary," Voice of America. April 16, 2019.

 

"Everyone Shut Up and Watch Jason Statham Battle a Big-Ass Shark in 'The Meg,' VICE. August 8, 2018.

"The Devil is in the Doodles," Slate Magazine. February 2, 2018.

 

“The Day the World Turned Upside Down,” Dazed and Confused Magazine. November 24, 2016, 74-5.

 

“Scary Movies: Gays Have a Special Dark Place in the Horror Canon,” Metro Weekly. October 29, 2015, 24-28.

 

“Deconstructing Breaking Bad,” Entertainment Weekly. October 2, 2013, 11. 

“Auntie Gay: E Street Screens Auntie Mame as a Midnight Toast to Pride,” Metro Weekly, May 29 2014. 

HONORS

2018             President’s Diversity Fund Grant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, UC Denver

                     YUMPS (Young Upwardly Mobile Professor) Grant, The Center for Faculty Development, UC Denver

2016             Salisbury University Foundation Research Grant, Salisbury University Foundation

2014             Dean’s Teaching Award Nominee, Department of English, Georgetown University

2013             Dorothy Marshall Betz Research Grant, Department of English, Georgetown University    

                     Teaching Excellence Award Nomination, Department of English, George Mason University

2012             Outstanding Academic Title: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema, American Library Association

2011             Outstanding Dissertation Award Nomination , University of Texas Graduate School

2010             Robert De Niro Research Fellowship, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin 

2010-12        Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Department of English, George Mason University

2009             Summer Doctoral Seminar, Wayne State University with guest scholar Amy Villarejo

2008             Appreciation Award, Services for Students with Disabilities, University of Texas at Austin

2005-06        University Graduate Fellowship, University of Texas Graduate School

2004             Letter of Commendation for Exemplary Teaching, Department of English, The Ohio State University

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (selected)

“Truly, Truly, Truly Outraged: On Film Reboots and the Limits of Nostalgia,” Reception Studies Society Conference. Provo, UT. September 2019.

"Bizarre Love Triangle: Franksteinian Masculinities in Weird Science.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference. Seattle, WA. March 2019.

"Plastic Tubes and Pots and Pans: Franksteinian Masculinities in Weird Science.” Literature/Film Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. November 2018.

“Not Just Kidding Around: On Teaching Children’s Media” Workshop [Chair], Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference. Toronto. March 2018.

“Surviving the Adjunct” Workshop [Chair], Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference. Chicago, IL. March 2017.

"Serialized Killers: Prebooting Horror in Bates Motel and Hannibal," Literature/Film Association Annual Conference. Rowan University: Glassboro, NJ. October 2016.

“Our Lady of Gentrification: The ExorcistWashington D.C., and Black Displacement,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 2016.

“Jog My Memory: The Reboot as Genre of Nostalgic Affect,” The Status of Genre in the 21st Century: DC Film and Media Studies Conference. Washington, DC. April 2015.

 

“Stars and Other Celestial Bodies: Queer Spectatorship and Heavenly Creatures." Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference. Seattle, WA. March 2014.

 

“A Butcher, a Faker, a Censorship Maker: The Family Movie Act of 2004 and the Rhetoric of Censorship." Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference. Boston. March 2012.

 

“Child of Darkness, Child of White: Demonizing Racial Privilege in The Omen Series.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference. New Orleans, LA. March 2011.  Chair.

“Defanged: The Curious Case of the Family-Friendly Vampire.” Exploring Childhood Studies Conference.  Rutgers University: Camden, NJ. April 2010.

“Perverse Pollyannas: The Bad Seed, Revolting Children, and the Possibilities of Queer Adoption.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Los Angeles. March 2010.

"Deviled Eggs: Teratogenesis and the Gynecological Gothic in the Cinema of Monstrous Birth.” Film & History Biennial Conference. Different Bodies: Disability, Impairment, and Illness Area. Chicago, IL. October 2008.

“’Space Crafted Hitler Youth’: Cold War Anxiety and Border Control in Village of the Damned." Kidding Around: Interdisciplinary Conference on the Child in Media. University of the District of Columbia. September 2008.

“Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend: Queering the Revolting Child in The Exorcist.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference. Philadelphia, PA. March 2008.

 

SERVICE, EDITORIAL

2015-present       Reader, Palgrave Macmillan, American Library Association, Bloomsbury Publishing

                             Reader, Cinema Journal, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Choice Reviews

2010-11                Editorial Board, Red Feather: International Journal of Children’s Visual Culture

SERVICE, UNIVERSITY

2019                    Co-Chair, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, Denver CO
                            Event Organizer, "Return to Oz: Reimagining The Wizard of Oz in Comics," University of Colorado Denver

                            Workshop Leader, "Graphic Content: Using Comics in the Classroom," University of Colorado Denver

                            Guest Lecturer, "The Vampire Child of Let the Right One In," Undergraduate Seminar, UC Denver
                            Guest Lecturer, "A Trinity of Approaches to The Exorcist," Race and Genre in Cinema, UC Denver

                            Guest Lecturer, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off and the Screwball Comedy," Peotics and Literature, UC Denver

                            Search Committee Member, College of Arts and Media (CAM), University of Colorado Denver

2018                    Undergraduate Honors Thesis Chair, "CineMed: An Analysis of Physicians in 20th Century Film"        

                            Event Organizer, Film Studies Student Symposium. "Cinema Paranoia" (AU 18), "On Censorship" (SP 18)

                            Event Organizer, "Basic B*tches: Revisiting Basic Instinct," Alamo Drafthouse Denver

                            Guest Lecturer, "Wakanda Forever: Pasts and Presence of Black Panther," Genres of Writing, UC Denver​

                            Guest Lecturer, "Film Theory in Action," Introduction to Graduate Studies, UC Denver

                            Guest Lecturer, "How to Watch a Movie," Undergraduate Honors and Leadership Seminar, UC Denver

                            Thesis Committee, "The 'Broken' Black Family: The Moynihan Report and The Bluest Eye"

                            Judge, Rex Burns Graduate Essay Award, Department of English, University of Colorado Denver

2017                    Committee, "Disobedient Laughter: A Celebration of Feminist Comedy," University of Colorado Denver

                            Co-organizer, Film Studies Happy Hour, Department of English, University of Colorado Denver

                            Guest Lecturer, "Superteens Home Alone in the Temple of Doom," SU Student Film Society

2016                    Search Committee, Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Department of English, Salisbury University

2015-2016           New Majors Recruitment Committee, Department of English, Salisbury University

                            American Studies Interest Committee, Department of English, Salisbury University

2015                    Thesis Advisor, "Tinseltown Tough Guy: Maltese Falcon's Proletariat Leading Man," Georgetown University

                            Organizer, "A Trinity of Approaches to The Exorcist," Salisbury University Department of English

                            Guest Lecturer, "The Shining: Labyrinths and Playtime," Salisbury University Student Film Society

2014-15               Committee, Center for Popular Culture and Social Good, Georgetown School of Continuing Studies

2011                    Workshop Leader, "Are You Teaching Film in the Dark?" Library Services, George Mason University

2008-10               Faculty Advisor, Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program, University of Texas at Austin

SERVICE, COMMUNITY

2019                    Film Guest, Scream Queen! Premiere, Fantastic Fest, Austin TX
                            Festival Volunteer, Telluride Film Festival, Telluride CO

                            Film Guest, Scream Queen! Sneak Preview, OutFest, Los Angeles CA

                            Film Guest, Scream Queen! Sneak Preview, Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco CA

2018                    Guest Panelist, Oscars Prediction Panel, SIE FilmCenter Denver

                            Guest Lecturer, "Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge," Big Gay Matinee, SIE FilmCenter 

                            Guest Lecturer, "The Don'ts and Be Carefuls of Child Representation," Great Adaptations, SIE FilmCenter 

2017                    Guest Lecturer, "The Films of Oscar Micheaux," Honors Seminar: Harlem Renaissance, Salisbury University

2015                    Guest Lecturer, "Post-Apocalyptic Tropes of The Keeping Room," Rehoboth Beach Film Festival 

                            Organizer“Brat Pack Terrorists and Space Cowboys: Christopher Nolan and Star Image,” TalkCinema

2014-15               Event Organizer, TalkCinema Movie Nights, Georgetown School of Continuing Studies

2014                    Organizer“Monkey See, Monkey Re-Do: Re-Rebooting Planet of the Apes,” TalkCinema

                            Organizer“Hollywood Übermensch: Captain America and the Blockbuster Body,” TalkCinema                           

                            OrganizerGravity and Intertextuality: Or, In Space No One Can Hear You Spin,” TalkCinema

                            Workshop Leader, "Making a Killer Movie: The Rhetoric of the Poster," University School of Milwaukee 

2013                    Organizer, “Renoir Premiere Screening and Discussion,” AFI Silver Theatre, MD  

2012                    Organizer, “The Poseidon Adventure 40th Anniversary Panel Discussion,” Loew’s Jersey Theatre

2010                    Organizer, “Haynes’s Poison and New Queer Cinema,” Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival

2007-present      Reader, College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, English Language

2006-10               Programming Committee, Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival

REFERENCES

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