documentary film, fiction film directing, transmedia, social issue media production
Russian language, literature and film; Soviet and post-Soviet film including the Caucasus, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Eastern Europe
New Media and Cybercultures, Institutional Critique, Ecological Art
LGBTQ Studies, feminist and queer theory, television studies and pedagogies, friendship studies, critical trauma studies and rhetoric, and ecofeminism
Media ownership, telecommunication/media policy, media political economy, media representation of marginialized groups (race,gender, religion, etc...), popular culture
Italian Modern and Contemporary Literature; Italian Contemporary Cinema; Italian Linguistics, Dialects, and Folklore; Post-Colonial Literature; American-Italian Literature and Culture; Women’s and Gender Studies; Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy.
Film and Media: global media and television studies, Middle East and Arab media studies, visual culture studies, urban studies, critical theory, media history and theory, religion and media, cultural studies
Documentary, television, social media, war movies, sports media, black popular cultures, LGBTQ media, horror, action, and science fiction movies and TV, gender and sexuality
Critical media studies, mass communication theory, and urban communication
Film, media, rhetoric, literature and politics
Visual culture, the politics of memory, affective engagements with the past, political subjectivity, Frankfurt School, race in mass culture, politics of aesthetics
transnational sexualities; race and immigration; human rights; feminist and queer theory; media and cultural studies; disability studies
Media production and criticism, Journalism, Distance Education, Instructional Design
Film history, film reception, "useful" film, Latin American film and other forms of mass media, Latin American literature, service-learning.
global and transnational cinema; incarceration and security; diaspora and migration; violence and human rights; colonialism; Indian, Irish, and Latin American film; race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality
Teaching and research interests: Greek and Roman literature, classical mythology, Roman history, the classical tradition; classical literature, history, and myth on film.