In 2020, I earned an M.Phil. (awarded with Distinction) from the Centre for Film & Screen, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, where I studied as a Keasbey Scholar.
My academic interests include new media and cinema studies, visual culture, film theory, videographic criticism, experimental film and media, and film practice.
I developed an interest in critical theory by writing my master's thesis on the cinema of Adam McKay under the supervision of Dr. John David Rhodes. My thesis focused on the various ways McKay depicts the failings of capital, including his use of the hand-held camera, found footage, and direct address. A portion of the thesis can be found here.
In 2019, I earned a B.A. in Film & Media Culture from Middlebury College. My thesis, written under the supervision of Dr. Louisa Stein, centered on Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, authorship, and disputes between Hitchcock and Selznick during the film's production.
I received the Kellogg Fellowship in the Humanities to fund my research. I traveled to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Herrick Library in Los Angeles as part of the project. My thesis, a Scalar project, featured original archival findings and a number of video essays alongside the written text.
Since the fall of 2019, I have been on the editorial board of Screenworks, the peer-reviewed online publication of screen media practice research. From 2021, I have been an associate editor helping submissions through the peer-review process. You may learn more about the journal here.
In 2020 and 2021, I created videos celebrating the work we had published in both years. Both of those videos are below.
Works I have personally guided through the peer review process include:
Panagopoulos, Iakovos. "A Quest for eternity. A documentary about the historical and political aspects of Theo Angelopoulos’s work." Screenworks, Volume 12.1, February 2022.
Prokopic, Pavel. "Mirrors and Tears." Screenworks, Volume 11.1, November 2020.
In 2021, I chaired a panel featuring the editors of the journal at the MPE/MeCCSA Practice Network Symposium. The panel, "Publishing Screen Media Practice Research," may be watched here.