Ph.D., German Studies and Film Studies, Yale University, December 2005
M.Phil., German Studies and Film Studies, Yale University, 1999
B.A., German Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Genre cinema in transnational perspective, 20th-21st century German cinema,
television history and theory, classical film theory, world cinema
- Fascist Aesthetics
- Film Theory
- New German Cinema (graduate / undergraduate)
- Weimar Cinema
- Film Melodrama (cross-listed with Media Studies)
- Film Under Fascism: Ideology and Entertainment (cross-listed with Media Studies)
- German Culture after the Wall
- Introduction to German Studies
- History of Media (cross-listed with Media Studies)
- New German Cinema (cross-listed with Media Studies)
- Revolutionary Cinemas (cross-listed with Media Studies)
- The Weimar Republic: German Culture Between the Wars
- The European Lens: German Filmmakers and Hollywood (cross-listed with Media Studies)
- World Cinema (cross-listed with Media Studies)
Nazi Film Melodrama (forthcoming with the University of Illinois Press, 2013)
Book Manuscripts in Progress
Brecht in World Cinema
Early Television and Media Theory
“Two Kinds of Excess: Fassbinder and Veit Harlan,” in Brigitte Peucker, ed., A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) pp. 461-484.
“28 March 1933: Goebbels’s Kaiserhof Speech Highlights Tension Between National and International Aims of Nazi Cinema,” forthcoming in A New History of German Cinema, eds. M. Richardson and J. Kapczynski (Camden House, 2012) pp. 300-308.
"The 'Experiential Community': Early German Television and Media Theory," Screen 52:1 (Spring 2011) pp. 46-62.
"Criss-Crossings of Robert Siodmak: The Time and Space of Cinematic Exile," in Johannes Evelein, ed. Exiles Traveling: Exploring Displacement, Crossing Boundaries in German Exile Arts and Writings 1933-1945(Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009) pp. 201-222.
Review of Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder, eds. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema, German Quarterly 84:3 (Summer 2011) pp. 380-381.
Review of Hester Baer, Dismantling the Dream Factory, German Quarterly 84:2 (Spring 2011) pp. 248-249.
Review of Chloe Paver, Refractions of the Third Reich in German and Austrian Fiction and Film, in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms (Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas) 15:6 (October 2010) pp. 806-807.
Review of Steven Ricci, Cinema and Fascism: Italian Film and Society, 1922-1943, in Film Criticism (Summer 2009) pp. 77-80.
Awards and Grants
Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award, 2012
Clay Endowment Grant (for the German Forum Special Lecture Series), 2011
University of Virginia Sesquicentennial Associateship, 2009-2010
DAAD Re-Invitation Grant, November 2009
University of Virginia Dean of Arts and Sciences summer research grant, 2008
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Exchange Scholar, Freie Universität Berlin, 2001-2002
Max Kade / Baden-Württemberg Exchange Scholar Grants, 1999 and 1998
Yale University Graduate Fellowship, 1997 – 1999
Hermann J. Weigand Prize Fellowship,1997 – 1998
Bruno and Erna Ehlert Prize for German Studies, U.C. Berkeley,1996
Phi Beta Kappa Honors, U.C. Berkeley, 1996