Film Studies

At Middlebury, I am a pursuing a B.A. in Film & Media Culture and English and American Literatures, with a minor in Political Science. I will graduate in the spring of 2019.

I was named a 2018-2019 Kellogg Fellow in the Humanities. The fellowship will support research for my senior thesis, “The Auteur as Adaptor: Examining the Production of Hitchcock’s Rebecca and Dial ‘M’ for Murder.” As part of the fellowship, I will travel to the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin to conduct archival research.

I worked as a research assistant to Ted Perry, Middlebury Fletcher Professor of the Arts Emeritus, fact-checking and proofing his manuscript for a book on Michelangelo Antonioni’s film The Passenger (Professione: Reporter). 

Academic writing samples:

Beyond High Noon: The Case for Rio Bravo.” (7865 words). Final paper for Prof. Leger Grindon’s “Methods of Film Criticism.” (May 2018).

Men of the Hour: Dean Martin and Ronald Reagan, How Television Roasts Rebranded Two of America’s Leading Men.” (2,893 words). Final paper for Prof. Jason Mittell’s “Television & American Culture.” (May 2017).