Assistant Professor FAMS
248 N. 3rd St, Room 107


  • Ph.D, M.A., Cornell University
  • B.A., Emory University

Research and Teaching Interests: early and silent-era cinema; new media and digital culture; orphan, recycled, and “minor” film and media practices; visual ethnography; film history and historiography

Selected Publications:

Bad Film Histories: Ethnography and the Early Archive (forthcoming, University of Minnesota Press, 2017)

New Silent Cinema (co-editor) (Routledge/AFI, 2015)

“Mixed Media: Ethno-zoography and the Archives de la Planète,” in The Zoo: Images of Exhibition and Encounter, co-edited by Michael Lawrence and Karen Lury (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

“Alice in the Archives” in New Silent Cinema, co-edited by Katherine Groo and Paul Flaig (Routledge/AFI, 2015), 17–37

“The Maison and Its Minor: Lumière(s), Film History, and the Early Archive,” Cinema Journal 52:4 (Summer 2013): 25–48

“Shadow Lives: Josephine Baker and the Body of Cinema,” Framework 54:1 (Spring 2013): 7–39

“Cut, Paste, Stutter, Glitch: Remixing Silent Film History” Frames 1:1 (2012)