Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies
School of Humanities
Ph.D., UCLA, 2006, Film, Television, and Digital Media
Fax: (949) 824-2464
University of California, Irvine
Film & Media Studies
Mail Code: 2435
Irvine, CA 92697
Classical Hollywood; American Film History; Histories of Race, Gender, and Sexuality; Cultural Studies; Stardom; Childhood and Girlhood Studies
Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood (Rutgers University Press, 2015)
New Hollywood Girlhoods: Childhood, Sexuality, and American Popular Culture in the 1970s (in progress)
Hollywood Stardom and the Transition to Sound (in progress)
BOOK CHAPTERS AND JOURNAL ARTICLES
“Mae West: `It’s Hard to Be Funny When You Have to Be Clean’” in Hysterical: Women in American Comedy ed. Linda Mizejewski and Victoria Sturtevant (University of Texas Press, 2017).
“Mildred Pierce” in The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz ed. Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer (University of Texas Press, 2018).
"Judith Butler: Sex, Gender, and Subject Formation" in Thinking in the Dark: Cinema, Theory, Practice Ed. Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer (Rutgers University Press, 2015).
"Discipline and Pleasure: Shirley Temple and the Spectacle of Child Loving." Camera Obscura (2012) v. 27 n. 1 79: 127-155.
“Lillian Gish: `Clean, and White, and Pure as the Lily’” in Flickers of Desire: Movie Stars in the 1910s Ed. Jennifer M. Bean (Rutgers University Press, 2011).
“Little Butches: Tomboys in Hollywood Film” in Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations in Girls’ Media Culture Ed. Mary Celeste Kearney (Peter Lang, 2011).
“Girl Meets Boy: Romantic Comedy After Feminism” in Popping Culture, Fourth Edition eds. Murray Pomerance and John Sakeris (Pearson Education, 2006).
“1951: Movies and a New Masculinity” in American Cinema of the 1950s: Themes and Variations ed. Murray Pomerance (Rutgers UP, 2005).
“The Sweeter the Kitten, the Sharper the Claws: Russ Meyer’s Bad Girls and the Women Who Love Them” in Bad: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen ed. Murray Pomerance (SUNY Press, 2004).
“Daytime Politics: Kefauver, McCarthy, and the American Housewife” in Reality Squared: Televisual Discourse on the Real ed. James Friedman (Rutgers UP, 2002).
“Fille Fatale: Regulating Images of Adolescent Girls, 1962-1996” in Sugar and Spice: Contemporary Cinemas of Girlhood eds. Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance (Wayne State UP, 2002).
“Selling Soap: Post-War Television Soap Opera and the American Housewife” in Small Screens, Big Ideas: Television in the 1950s ed. Janet Thumim (I.B. Taurus, 2002).
ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES, WEB PUBLICATIONS, AND BOOK REVIEWS
“Cutting Women: Anne Bauchens, Margaret Booth, Viola Lawrence, Irene Morra, and Blanche Sewell” in Women Film Pioneers Sourcebook, Volume I. Ed. Jane M. Gaines. (Columbia University Center for Digital Research and Scholarship in partnership with the University of Illinois Press, 2013).
“Katharine Hilliker” in Women Film Pioneers Sourcebook, Volume I. Ed. Jane M. Gaines. (Columbia University Center for Digital Research and Scholarship in partnership with the University of Illinois Press, 2013).
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and the Spectacle of the Ungovernable Child,” Flow v. 17, n. 11 (May 6, 2013): http://flowtv.org/2013/05/here-comes-honey-boo-boo/
“Downton Abbey and Mad Men: The End of the World as We Know It” Flow v. 17, n. 13 (June 3, 2013): http://flowtv.org/2013/06/flow-favorites-downton-abbey-and-mad-men/
“Free to Be You and Me” Flow v. 17, n. 2 (November 19, 2012): http://flowtv.org/2012/11/free-to-be-you-and-me/
Review of A World Made Sexy: Freud to Madonna by Mark Rutherford. Journal of the History of Sexuality (Forthcoming, May 2011).
“Julie Dash” in Black Women in America, Second Edition ed. Darline Clark Hine (Oxford UP, 2004).
Society for Cinema and Media Studies