Below is a brief outline of my past research experience and publications. For my work on videographic criticism, please see the tab above. My other research interests include media studies, film theory and history, digital humanities, experimental and found footage films, and American culture and history.
Education
Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
M.Phil. (awarded with Distinction), Film & Screen Studies, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics, June 2020 
Thesis: “‘There are always markers’: Visualizing Capital in Adam McKay’s The Big Short and Vice” 
Supervisor: Dr. John David Rhodes
Awards: Keasbey Scholarship (Full Tuition + Living Expenses)
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, United States
B.A., summa cum laude with departmental honors, Film & Media Culture, May 2019
Minors: Political Science; English & American Literatures
Awards: Kellogg Fellowship in the Humanities ($5,000)
Thesis: "Rebecca as Essential Hitchcock or, Why He Felt the Way He Did"​​​​​​​
Media Research
Research Assistant, Media Portrayal of Minorities Project, Middlebury Department of Political Science, Jan. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Teaching Assistant, "Introduction to Media & Minorities," Middlebury College, Winter Term 2019. 
       The Media Portrayal of Minorities Project, directed by Professor Erik Bleich, aims to track and explain how and why media representations of groups shift over time, vary across place, or compare to one another. The project uses a mix of computer-assisted and human coding techniques that allows us to analyze large quantities of media data pulled from databases including LexisNexis. The approach provides a new way of understanding how the media establish, reproduce, and influence the portrayals of minority groups in media. As a research assistant, I assisted with the drafting of a manuscript on the U.S., UK, Australian, and Canadian print media’s portrayal of Islam. I also conducted a number of quantitive analyses related to the U.S. print media's coverage, found below.
DiGravio, Will. "The Downfall of Crown Prince Charming: Examining newspaper coverage of Mohammed bin Salman before and after Jamal Khasoggi's murder," Media Portrayal of Minorities Project (November 2018). 
DiGravio, Will. “Clinton, Trump, and Sexual Assault: Newspaper Coverage of Survivors of Sexual Assault & Misconduct in Two Eras,” Media Portrayal of Minorities Project (June 2018). Drawn from research and data gathered by Mira Chugh, Jamison Fletcher, Erika Nakagawa, and Will DiGravio.

DiGravio, Will, and Mira Chugh. “Free Speech on College Campuses: Exploring US newspaper coverage from 2008-2017,” Media Portrayal of Minorities Project (January 2019).
Film Research
Kellogg Fellowship in the Humanities, 2018-2019.
A $5,000 grant to conduct archival research for my senior thesis at Middlebury, which centered on Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940). I conducted research in the David O. Selznick Collection at the Harry Ransom at University of Texas at Austin and in the Alfred Hitchcock Papers at the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles.

Research Assistant, Professor Ted Perry, Middlebury Film & Media Culture Department, Spring 2018

Fact-checked, proofread, and wrote citations for a book manuscript on Michelangelo Antonioni’s film The Passenger (Professione: Reporter). 
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