I am film and media historian currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies and University of California Irvine. Previous to that I was a Fellow for the National Endowment for the Humanities and aPostdoctoral Teaching Fellow in USC’s School of Cinematic Arts’ Department of Cinema and Media Studies. I received my PhD in 2016 from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
My research focuses on the history of the film and media industries with an emphasis on how technology dependence shapes creative industrial infrastructure.
I have just completed a book titled Engineering Hollywood, which explores the formation of the Hollywood studio system as a technology industry, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2021. I am currently working on an edited collection on Hollywood Unions and a book on the history of the Akeley camera.