I am film and media historian currently serving as Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in USC’s School of Cinematic Arts’ Department of Cinema and Media Studies. My research focuses on the history of the film and media industries with an emphasis on how technology dependence shapes creative industrial infrastructure.
Previously I was a Lecturer in the Department of Communications at UCSD and taught film studies courses at Chapman University and Cal State Long Beach. Before that, I received my PhD in 2016 from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
I am currently working on a book titled Engineering Hollywood, which explores the formation of the Hollywood studio system as a technology industry.