PhD Student, Associate Instructor
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 at the intersection of fictional/nonfictional discourses. 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 titled "The Documentary Becoming Fiction: Intersecting Discourses of Hybridity in Postcolonial and Documentary Cinema(s)." 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, Abderrahmane Sissako, Jia Zhangke, Laurent Cantet, Michael Haneke, Luis Buñuel, and Joshua Oppenheimer. In my free time, I like to play basketball, watch tennis and golf, participate in the weekly reading group hosted by the Center for Theoretical Inquiry, and attend screenings at the IU Cinema.