2016 Ph.D., Communication Studies, McGill University
Thesis: Stars, Nobodies, and Other Apparitions: Cameo Roles in Hollywood Film and Television; Supervisor: Will Straw
2009 M.A., Cinema Studies, University of Toronto
2007 B.A., English and Cinema Studies, University of Toronto
Stars and Silhouettes: the History of the Cameo Role in Hollywood. Wayne State University Press, October 2020.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
"Top 10 Everything: WatchMojo and the monetization of fan culture on YouTube." Cinephile 14.1 (2020)
"Now You've Got the Shiveries: Affect, Intimacy, and the ASMR Whisper Community." Television & New Media 16.8 (December 2015): 683-700.
“From the Ground Up: Transforming the Inside Out LGBT Film and Video Festival of Toronto.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 21.1 (Spring 2012): 38-57.
“The Body of the Machine: Computer Interfaces in American Popular Cinema Since 1982.” Projections 5.2 (Winter 2011): 75-95.
"Unedited farming: Private accounts, farming fails, and food culture on Instagram." You Are What You Post: Food and Instagram. Eds. Emily Contois and Zenia Kish. Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming.
2020 Assistant Teaching Professor, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
2017-19 Sessional lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
2016 Teaching assistant, McGill University
2014-15 Visiting scholar, Visual Studies Research Institute, University of Southern California
2012 Research assistant, Roberta Lentz, McGill University
2009-11 Research assistant, Kay Armatage, University of Toronto
2008-09 Teaching assistant, University of Toronto
FIST240 Media Industries (UBC)
FIST240 Media Audiences (UBC)
ENGL230 Approaches to Media Studies (UBC)
ENGL112 Strategies in University Writing: Emerging Technologies (UBC)
FIST100 Introduction to Film Studies (UBC)
FIST430A Studies in Authorship: Hitchcock (UBC)
AWARDS AND HONOURS
2020 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)
2018-9 UBC Faculty Association Travel Grants, UBC
2016 Media@McGill Advanced Dissertation Grant, McGill University
2016 Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University
2014 Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, SSHRC
2013 Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship, SSHRC
2012 Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University
2008 Cinema Studies Institute Bursary, University of Toronto
2019 "Seeing the Trees: Politics and Pedagogy in Forestry Training Films 1960-2000." Film Studies Association of Canada Conference, Vancouver, June 4-6.
2018 "Compilation Videos: YouTube and the Fan-Driven Future of Film History." Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Toronto, March 17-19.
2017 "Casting Cameos: Social Relationships and Free Agency in the Late Studio Era." Workshop on Extras, Bit Players and Historical Consultants, Filmuniversität Babelsberg, Potsdam, Germany, July 17-18.
2015 "Detail and Ground: The Cameo Role and the Decline of the Studio System." Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, March 24-29.
2013 "Now You've Got the Shiveries: Affect, Intimacy, and the ASMR Whisper Community." Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Conference, McGill University, April 26.
2009 “I Can Has Box Office: Looking Back at the Animal Gaze.” Cinema Studies Institute Graduate Colloquium, University of Toronto, March 26-27.
2019 "The Content Era." Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, March 13-17.
2018 Media Industries, Prof. Ernest Mathijs, UBC
2017-18 Media Audiences, Prof. Ernest Mathijs, UBC
2018 Instructional Skills Workshop Certification, UBC
SERVICE TO PROFESSION
2016-9 Journal manuscript review
2019 Volunteer, Cambie Park Community Garden
2016 Chair of the organizing committee, Journées de la Culture, Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal
2012 Federal Volunteer Service Year, Wilhelm-Hauff-Schule, Stuttgart, Germany
2009-10 Intern, Now Hear This Literacy Program, Descant Arts & Letters Foundation, Toronto
English, French, German