Katie Bird is a doctoral candidate in Film Studies and English. She holds BA degrees in Film Production and English from Loyola Marymount University and an MA in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. Her dissertation concerns how below-the-line craft discourse in Hollywood reimagines histories of style in the context of labor. Her article on the early years of Steadicam craft is forthcoming in The Velvet Light Trap. Katie is the recipient of the Tobias (2015-2016) and Chambers-Anderson (2016-2017) Dissertation Fellowships and will be a 2017 participant in Middlebury's Scholarship in Sound and Image video workshops. She has taught the following courses: Film Directors (Soderbergh), Film Analysis, World Film History, Composing Digital Media, Film as Art, Seminar in Composition:Film, Seminar in Composition, Basic Principles of Composition.