Professional Experience

2020-2022

Faculty

University of Rochester

  • Teaching: digital media studies, gender studies, photography

  • Created & taught course Robot Love: Decoding Gender & Race in Technology

  • Project management: all aspects of course planning and implementation

  • Organized digital media studies professional development speaker series

2020

Collections Management Assistant

George Eastman Museum

  • Determined film preservation priorities by inspecting 6,000 nitrate film canisters on an 8-week deadline for a grant-funded audit

  • Database management: responsible for detailed cross-referencing and correcting location and accession number discrepancies

2018-2020

Writer & Researcher

George Eastman Museum

  • Graduate fellowship in the Moving Image Department

  • Created public-facing texts for the Dryden Theatre

  • Coordinated volunteers and conducted catalog research for film festival

2015-2019

Studio Art Assistant

Joyce Neimanas

  • Managed archives and records

  • Professional proposal and correspondence writing

  • Photoshop, scanning, prepared files for lab printing

2013-2018

Teaching Assistant

University of Rochester

Courses in writing, digital media studies, film studies, digital art, and video art

2012-2014

Staff Writer

ArtSlant

Wrote exhibition reviews and conducted artist interviews for online publication

2011-2012

Collections Writer

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Fellowship to research the museum collections and write public-facing narratives for online publication

Core Competencies

Publication

  • Chapter author: The Routledge Handbook of Health and Media (Routledge, 2022) and Theorizing Visual Studies anthology (Routledge, 2012)

  • Published essays: Afterimage 45:5 (Univ. of California Press, 2018), Dialectic V (Univ. of Utah, 2017), and Dilettante Vol. 2 (Summer Forum for Inquiry + Exchange, 2016)

  • Editorial experience: Co-edited Theorizing Visual Studies anthology (Routledge, 2012) and InVisible Culture online journal editorial board member (2014-2016)

Public Speaking

  • Presenter: Presented papers at 9 conferences (2009–2020)

  • Instructor of record: Taught lecture- and discussion-based classes for 6 years combined (2009–2013 & 2020–2022)

Event Organization

  • Curatorial experience: curated and co-curated three group art exhibitions, including at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2012)

  • Conference planning: Lead organizer for THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) Rochester, a collaboration among the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Memorial Art Gallery (2018)

Education

2013-present

completion 2022

University of Rochester

2010

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2003

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

PhD Visual & Cultural Studies

Dissertation: "Study Nature, Not Books: A Genealogy of Photography from Psychiatric Portraiture to Brain Imaging"

MA Visual & Critical Studies

Thesis: "Beholding Bodies & Embodied Beholders in Annette Messager's Mes voeux"

BFA

Studio arts degree with coursework in photography, drawing, video art, and art history, theory & criticism