Film/Television, Ethics, Screenwriting, Music, Religion, Philosophy, Adaptation
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; friendship studies and rhetoric, television studies; critical trauma studies and rhetoric; ecofeminism; gender and sexuality in Appalachia
Media ownership, telecommunication/media policy, media political economy, media representation of marginialized groups (race,gender, religion, etc...), popular culture
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
Critical media studies, mass communication theory, and urban communication
MENA studies; comparative literature; discourse analysis; film&media
Visual culture, the politics of memory, affective engagements with the past, political subjectivity, Frankfurt School, race in mass culture, politics of aesthetics
feminist and queer theory; ecofeminism and animal rights; human rights; race and immigration; transnational sexualities; 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.