Research and Creative Interests
- Documentary Film and Video
- Documentary Theory
- Critical Theory
I am a Ph.D. student in The Media School studying contemporary documentary theory and practice. I am particularly interested in the relationship between documentary film and other disciplines, notably journalism, anthropology, law, and the visual arts. I am the president of the InLight (Human Rigths Documentary) Film Festival (ILFF) student organization. I served as the director of the 2019 InLight Film Festival, the fourth edition of the festival. We hosted 6 guest filmmakers for screenings and discussions at IU Cinema over the course of three day. For more information on ILFF please visit our website: inlightfilmfestival.com. I am also the active chair of the Underground Programming Team. I received my M.A. in Film and Media Studies from Columbia University and my B.A. in Cinema Cultural Studies from Stony Brook University. I presented a paper at Visible Evidence XXV on Abderrahmane Sissako’s film Bamako (2006). At Columbia, I wrote my masters thesis on Gilles Deleuze’s film theory in relation to documentary cinema. I have written on the films of Ari Folman, Jia Zhangke, Laurent Cantet, Michael Haneke, Luis Buñuel, and Joshua Oppenheimer. In my free time, I like to play basketball and watch tennis and golf.