Courses Taught

Undergraduate Level Courses

Queens College:

Film Genres:

    Animation (Spring 2009, Spring 2012, Fall 2015, Fall 2019)

    Children’s Films (Fall 2004, Fall 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2014)

    CultFilms (Fall 2014, Fall 2018)

    DisasterFilms (Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2015, Fall 2016)

    FilmNoir (Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Spring 2013)

    HorrorFilms (Spring 2019)

    ScienceFiction (Spring 2010, Fall 2013, Every Winter 2016-2019)

    SuperheroFilms (Every Summer 2L from Summer 2012 –2019)

FilmTheory (Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2010, Fall 2011,Spring 2018)

Gender & Media (Fall 2009)

GreatDirectors:

    Europe: Antonioni, Bergman, Fassbinder, Kieslowski(Spring 2005,Spring 2006,Fall 2008)

    Japan: Kurosaza, Mizoguchi, Naruse, Oshima, Ozu, Kitano(Fall 2005,Fall 2007)

Internships (Every semester Fall 2015 – Fall 2019)

MediaCriticism (Every semester, including summer, from Fall 2004 – Fall 2017)

NationalCinemas:

    China (Spring 2003, Spring 2004)

    Eastern Europe: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania (Fall 2005, Summer 2006)

    Japan (Fall 2002, Fall 2003)

    Germany (Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2009)

    Scandinavia (Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Every Summer 1 L from Summer 2012 – Summer 2019)

Non Fiction Forms (Fall 2002, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2006,Spring 2007)

Principles of Sound + Image (Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019)

Styles of Cinema (Spring 2003, Every semester Fall 2006  – Spring 2016)

Television Theory & Criticism (Fall 2005)

 

New York University

Gallatin School of Individualized Study:

Graduate Pro-seminar: Documenting Reality (Fall 2009)

Independent Study (Fall 2010)

Interdisciplinary Seminar: The Cultural Politics of Bad Taste (Spring semesters 2013 – 2020)

Interdisciplinary Seminar: This Mediated Life: An Introduction to Media Studies (Fall semesters 2012 – 2019)

Master’s Thesis and Defense (Spring 2012)

Tisch School of the Arts:

Animation: History and Aesthetics of the Animated Image (Fall 2007)

Anime!: Aesthetics and Culture of Japanese Animation (Spring 2004)

Comparative Auteurs: Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki (Spring 2005, Summer 2016, Summer 2019)

Hollywood and its Alternatives: Film Style and Cinematic Movements(Fall 2009, Fall 2010)

Children and Other Talking Animals: Hollywood’s Family Films (Fall 2003, Spring 2009)

Independent Studies: Screenwriting

Language of Film (As Lecturer, Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, As Recitation Instructor: Fall 2011 – Present)

Superheroes on Film (Summer 2005)

 

Wesleyan University

Documentary Film (Undergrad: Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016; Graduate: Summer 2016)

Eastern European Cinema (Spring 2013)

History of Animated Cinema (Spring 2012)

Myth and Ideology at the Movies (Fall 2015)

Screenwriting (Graduate: Summer 2017)

Writing for Television (Graduate: Summer 2018)

 

State University of New York, Farmingdale

Sociology of Mass Media and Popular Culture (Spring 2015)

 

Seton Hall University

Contemporary Cinema (Spring 2014)

Introduction to Mass Communication (Fall 2014)

Introduction to Visual Theory (Spring 2014, Fall 2014)

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