Research & Academics

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

I am also a member of the Media Portrayal of Minorities Lab, where I am working with a group of students and Erik Bleich, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science, examining the American, Australian, British, and Canadian print media’s portrayal of muslims. Our work uses STATA to analyze thousands of articles drawn from Lexis Nexis & ProQuest. We are currently at work on a book about the print media’s portrayal of Muslims from 1996-2016.

Courses taken at Middlebury College:

Film

The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock
Methods of Film Criticism
Videographic Film Studies
Film History
Aesthetics of the Moving Image
Writing for the Screen I
Television & American Culture

Literature

Shakespeare’s Histories
The Art of Nabokov
Greek & Roman Epic Poetry
American Psycho
Shaw, Rattigan, & Stoppard
Modern British Drama
Poetics of Protest
Reading Literature

Political Science

Intro to Political Philosophy
Intro to Comparative Politics
Politics of the Middle East & North Africa
Soviet & Russian Politics
Intro to Media & Minorities
Media & Minorities

Other Courses

Intro to Microeconomics
Mahatma Gandhi Myth & Reality
Reporting/Writing the News
Opinion Writing