Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. In Cinema Studies, New York University.
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
She is the author of Nothing Happens: Chantal Akerman’s Hyperrealist Everyday (Duke U. Press, 1996) and editor of Rites of Realism: Essays on Corporeal Cinema (Duke U. Press, 2003), an anthology which includes her essay “Exemplary Bodies: Reenactment in Love in the City, Sons and Close up.” Her essays on Akerman and theatrical cinema have been translated in various international catalogues and books. She has published chapters on John Cassavetes, Jean Rouch and videomaker Steve Fagin. Recent publications include: “Le monologue sériel: formes d’engagement dans le cinema moderne” in La fiction éclatée. Petits et grands écrans français et francophones. (forthcoming in 2006); “Sacha Guitry, National Portraiture and the Artist’s Hand” French Cultural Studies 16: 3 (October 2005.) “Chronicle of a Summer (1960) as Autocritique (1959): A Transition in the French Left” QRFV 21.3 (July 2004). Her research and teaching interests include: aspects of theatricality in modern postwar cinema and contemporary visual media; cinema verité; French modernist cinema; women’s cinema; experimental film and video; questions of realism and the representation of the everyday in cinema.