BFA Candidate in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres
Sub-major in Media Studies, minor in Film Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, expected May 2020


Undergraduate Research Fellow, UWM Department of English/Film Studies, Sep. 2017–present

Research Assistant, UWM Media Studies Research Collaboratory, Nov. 2018–present

Founding Director and Chief Curator, UWM Film Studies Archive, Sep. 2017–present


solo exhibitions


Video Exhibit, The Gallery at Main Street Landing, Burlington, VT (Mar. 15–Apr. 30)

group exhibitions


Community Frames Moving Image Gallery, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI (June 7–July 6)


Movement + New Media Installations, Grapefruit Studios, Milwaukee, WI (Dec. 18)
Community Frames Moving Image Gallery, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI (June 8–July 7)
Kenilworth Open Studios, Kenilworth Square East, Milwaukee, WI (Apr. 14)

group screenings


Videopride de Arcópoli, Madrid, Spain (July 4)
At the Fringe International Arts Festival, Tranås, Sweden (July 1)
Espacio Queer Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina (June 29)
Splice Film Fest, New York, NY (June 22)
NOFLASH Video Show, New Brunswick, NJ (May 4)
Pixel Skånes Filmfestival, Ystad, Sweden (Apr. 27)
Mana Contemporary’s Body + Camera Festival, Chicago, IL (Apr. 7)
Spectral Film Festival, Stevens Point, WI (Apr. 5)
Mana Contemporary’s Body + Camera Festival, Miami, FL (Mar. 16)
Seen | Scene, Milwaukee, WI (Feb. 15)
Revolutions Per Minute Festival, Boston, MA (Feb. 3)
Mana Contemporary’s Body + Camera Festival, Jersey City, NJ (Jan. 26)
London Experimental Film Festival, London, United Kingdom (Jan. 11)


Student Experimental Film Festival, Binghamton, NY (Nov. 16)
Experimental Tuesdays, “The Night Before Halloween,” Milwaukee, WI (Oct. 30)
Portland Unknown Film Festival, Portland, OR (Oct. 20)
Milwaukee Short Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI (Sep. 8)
Splice Film Fest, Erie, PA (June 10)
Altered Esthetics Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN (June 1)
Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, Canada (May 19)
Pixel Skånes Filmfestival, Malmö, Sweden (Apr. 21)
That One Film Festival, Muncie, IN (Apr. 7)
Corvallis Queer Film Festival, Corvallis, OR (Feb. 24)
aDifferent Festival, Milwaukee, WI (Feb. 3)


M3F3, Marcellus, NY (Nov. 12)
Beijing International Short Film Festival, Beijing, China (Nov. 11)
Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, Milwaukee, WI (Nov. 5)
Experimental Tuesdays, “Trapper Keeper,” Milwaukee, WI (Sep. 12)


peer-reviewed articles

“From Art Gallery to Movie Theatre: Spectatorship in Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto.” AM Journal of Art and Media Studies, special issue on “Experimental Film.” v. 15, pp. 135–146. (April 2018)

popular short essays

“The Feminine Threat: Reconsidering the Damsel in Distress in Early Disney Films.” Inquiries Journal. v. 9, n. 11. (Nov. 6, 2017)


“A Cinema in My Living Room: An Interview with Microlights Co-Founder Ben Balcom.” The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture, special issue on “Reinvestigating Art House Exhibition in an Era of Convergence.” v. 18, no. 2. Peer-reviewed. (Summer 2018)

“Have We Met Before? An Interview with Cecelia Condit.” Vernacular. v. 2, pp. 32–41. (Spring 2018)

book reviews

Review of Life in the Age of Drone Warfare by Lisa Park and Caren Kaplan, eds. International Journal of Communication. v. 13, pp. 774–776. (February 2019)

creative publications

“Introductions (An introduction to 16mm film and An introduction to videotape).” Vernacular. v. 1, pp. 12–13. Print. (Fall 2017)


“Preserving UWM’s Videotape Archive, or, How an Undergrad Recovered Willem Dafoe’s First Screen Performance.” University Film and Video Association Conference. Augsburg College. Minneapolis, MN. (Aug. 1, 2019)

“Living in the Shadow of(f) the Grid: Making Labor, Precarity, and Infrastructure Visible.” Insecurity Conference. Center for 21st Century Studies. Milwaukee, WI. (May 4, 2019)

“‘Her Silent Seaming’: Foregrounding Labor in Nazlı Dinçel’s Handcrafted Cinema.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel. Seattle, WA. (Mar. 13, 2019)

“Handcrafting: Gendered Labor in Early and Experimental Cinema.” Film and History Conference. Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Madison, WI. (Nov. 10, 2018)

“Managing Children’s Media Use: Parental Restriction Discourses and ‘Circle with Disney.’” Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference. Lord Baltimore Hotel. Baltimore, MD. (Nov. 9, 2018)

“The Happiest Place on Earth? Dismaland and the Simulation of Utopia.” Society for Utopian Studies Conference. Clark Kerr Conference Center, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. (Nov. 3, 2018)

“Forty Years of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.” Symposium on Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges. Lake Forest College. Lake Forest, IL. (June 18, 2018)

“The Emergence of Film Studies as an Academic Discipline: A Microhistory of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Film Studies Program.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of Central Oklahoma. Edmond, OK. (Apr. 7, 2018)


curated programs

“Prophylactics and Other Pleasures: Responses to the AIDS Crisis.” Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival. UWM Libraries. Milwaukee, WI. (Nov. 15, 2018)

curated performances

“Gibson + Recoder: The Changeover System: A Projection Performance Installation.” Experimental Tuesdays. UWM Union Cinema. Milwaukee, WI. (Mar. 12, 2019)

film festivals

Festival Director, Save the Archives Film Festival (Sep. 20, 2018)

Programmer, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival (Apr. 19–22, 2018; Apr. 25–28, 2019)

Programming Assistant, Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival (Nov. 2–12, 2017)



Honorable Mention, Ruback Prize for Distinguished Writing, UWM Honors College, 2019
Best Student LGBTIQQ Film, Splice Film Fest, 2018
Outstanding Undergraduate Research and Service Award, UWM English Department, 2018
First Place, Upper-Level Division, Honors College Essay Competition, 2017

selected fellowships, scholarships, and grants

Education Grant, Stiftelsen Anna Whitlocks Minnesfond, 2019
Lawrence Baldassaro Honors College Scholarship, UWM Honors College, 2019
UWM Alumni Association LGBT+ Chapter Scholarship, UWM LGBT Resource Center, 2019
Provost's Honors College Merit Award, UWM Honors College, 2019
Louise J. Kordus Memorial Scholarship, UWM Department of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies, 2018
Senior Excellence in Research Award, UWM Office of Undergraduate Research, 2018
Dr. Donna Decker Scholarship, UWM College of Letters and Science, 2018
Education Grant, Stiftelsen Anna Whitlocks Minnesfond, 2017
Robert A. Nelson Film Portfolio Scholarship, UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres, 2017
Helmut W. Hampel Scholarship, UWM LGBT Resource Center, 2017
Education Grant, Stiftelsen Anna Whitlocks Minnesfond, 2016