Dissertations Completed


Aniruddha Maitra
Visiting Assistant Professor of World Cinema, Hampshire College
Three-year appointment in the School of Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies
"Narcissism and the Scene of Reading: Towards a Global Politics of Local Aesthetics"


Anna Fisher website 
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cornell University (2012-14)
Two-year appointment in the Department of Performing and Media Arts

"Feminist Impositions: Performing Parasites in Contemporary Digital and
Performance Art"

Linda Liu
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, Fall 2012
"Images between Images: Cinematic Inventions of the Everyday"

Pooja Rangan  website (finished in 2011 - received degree in 2012)
Assisant Professor of Culture and Media Studies, Eugene Lang College 
The New School For Liberal Arts
"Automatic Enthnography: Otherness, Indexicality and Humanitarian Visual Media" (Winner of the Pembroke Center award - The Marie J. Langlois Dissertation Prize for an outstanding dissertation in an area of feminist studies.)

Paige Sarlin
Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, Department of Media Study
"Interview-Work: The Genealogy of a Cultural Form"

Matthew Tierney
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, Fall 2012
Lecturer, Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2012-2013
"The Projector Rests On A Pile Of Books: Void And Medium In Postwar U.S. Culture"


Kia Afra
Instructor in Film Studies, Moorpark College, CA, Spring 2012
"Hollywood’s Trade Organizations: How Competition and Collaboration Forged A Vertically-Integrated Oligopoly, 1915-1928”

David Bering-Porter
Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Department of English, Michigan State University
"Undead: Bodies and Codes of Uncanny Vitality in the Media of Late Capitalism"

Braxton Soderman website (finished in 2010 - received degree in 2011)
Andrew W. Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships 2010 website 
"Playing With Media Histories: Video Games Through the Lens of Modernity and Modern Media"


Erika Balsom website
Lecturer in Film Studies, King's College, London
Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa (2011-2013)
Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2010-2011) 
"Exhibiting Cinema: The Moving Image in Art after 1990"

Eugenie Brinkema website
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Literature and Media, MIT 
"The Form of the Affect: Grief, Disgust, Anxiety, and Joy in Film and Critical Theory"

Julie Levin Russo website
Research Associate of the Five College Women's Studies Reserach Center at Mount Holyoke College, 2012-2013
Faculty, Evergreen State College, will join Evergreen starting Fall 2013
"Indiscrete Media: Television/Digital Convergence and Economies of Online Lesbian Fan Communities."

Michael Loren Siegel
Producer, Action Speaks! Underappreciated Dates that Changed America
Program in Screen Studies, Clark University 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, Spring 2013
"Roma De Profundis: Post-Economic Miracle Rome and the Films of Dario Argento (1970-1982)"


Marc Steinberg website
Assistant Professor, Film Studies-Cinema, Concordia University, Canada
"The Emergence of the Anime Media Mix: Character Communication and Serial Consumption"


Tess Takahashi website
Assistant Professor, Department of Film, York University
"Impure Film: Medium Specificity and the North American Avant-Garde (1965-2005)"


Karl Schoonover
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Michigan State University
"The Visual Made Visible: Neorealism and the Graphic Image"