Department and Program Affiliations:
Performing & Media Arts
Film and culture; social justice and filmmaking; critical race theory; intersectionality in cinema; interactive storytelling; independent filmmaking; Blackness in film; film festivals; film production culture
Current Research Project:
I am currently working on a transmedia documentary entitled “Witnessing” that examines the images of Black suffering and systemic racism within the justice system since the turn of the 19th century to the present. I am also working on a video installation and performance piece, “Praise Ball,” that explores the intersection of the LGBT Ball Culture and the Black Church.
M.F.A., Cinematography, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014
M.F.A., Film Production/Directing, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014
B.A, Anthropology, California State University, 2010
Last Books Read:
“Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond” by Marc Lamont Hill and “Daytripper” by Gabriel Ba (author), Fabio Moon (illustrator)
In your own time/when not working:
Watching films, conversation, cooking, drinking great coffee, and looking forward to learning to play the cello
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Cinematography, Adaptation, Transmedia Filmmaking
What most excites you about Cornell:
The possibility of collaborating with members of such a strong and notable intellectual community, as well as working with students on finding their voice.