I'm so happy to be teaching at Gustavus Adolphus College. The students are amazing and I hope that I can contribute to their learning, appreciation, and understanding of American film, literature and culture.
I'm particularly interested in the intersection between literature and film, and how visual culture shapes literature. I completed my PhD at the University of Arizona in Tucson and wrote my dissertation on the historical deployment of paranoia around fears of the border and terrorism. Currently, I'm working on film and politics, in particular how public political space is represented in film.
I'm deeply committed to visual and cultural literacy and believe that the English major should train students to become actively engaged in reading and interpreting the world around them, and have fun in the process.
University of Arizona, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
ENG-108 (Intro to Screenwriting)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|ENG-142||Film Art & History||16||2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA|
|ENG-101||Read:Film and Society||9||2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA|
|ENG-142||Film Art/History Lab||7||2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA|
|ENG-140||Horror Films||5||2016/JN, 2013/JN, 2011/JN, and 2010/JN|
|ENG-101||Read:Film & Soc Lab||4||2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP|
|FTS-100||First Term Seminar||4||2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA|
|ENG-122||American Literature II||3||2014/SP, 2011/SP, and 2009/SP|
|ENG-399||Senior Seminar||2||2013/FA and 2010/SP|
|ENG-248||Film Theory||2||2013/SP and 2011/SP|
|ENG-248||Film Theory Lab||2||2013/SP and 2011/SP|
|ENG-121||American Literature I||2||2013/SP and 2012/SP|
|ENG-337||Contemporary American Literature||1||2010/SP|
|ENG-244||Special Topic: Film Lab||1||2009/SP|
|ENG-244||Special Topic: Crime Film and Fiction||1||2009/SP|