Listed by year of graduation


Jordan Bernsmeier, Visiting Lecturer (NTS), University of Pittsburgh
  • Dissertation: "Aluminum Lesbians: Recycling Lesbian Legacy in Classical Hollywood"
  • Chair: Mark Lynn Anderson (English)
  • Readers: Jules Gill-Peterson (English), Nancy Glazener (English), David Pettersen (French & Italian)
Adam Hebert, Visiting Lecturer (NTS), University of Pittsburgh
  • Dissertation: "Process over Product: Kinesthetic Cinema, Sporting Bodies, and Media Milieux"
  • Chair: Mark Lynn Anderson (English)
  • Readers: Randall Halle (German), Adam Lowenstein (English), Neepa Majumdar (English)


Kelsey Cummings, Visiting Assistant Professor in Communication, Tulane University
  • Dissertation: White Design: Engineering the Visualization of Race and Racism in Social Media
  • Chair: Jinying Li (English) & Zachary Horton (English)
  • Readers: Mark Lynn Anderson (English), Brenton Malin (Communication), Elizabeth Reich (English)
Sonia Lupher
  • Dissertation: From Women's Cinema to Women's Horror Cinema: Genre and Gender in the Twenty-First Century
  • Chair: Adam Lowenstein (English)
  • Readers: Lucy Fischer (English), Neepa Majumdar (English), David Pettersen (French & Italian)


Olga Kim
Kuhu Tanvir, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
  • Dissertation: Cinema in Fragments: Transmediating Popular Hindi Cinema on Small Screens
  • Chair: Neepa Majumdar (English)
  • Readers: Nancy Condee (Slavic), Jinying Li (English), Aswin Punathambekar (Communication Studies, University of Michigan), Jennifer Waldron (English)
John Taylor, Georgia Institute of Technology


Katie Bird, Assistant Professor, Film Theory and Digital Media Production, University of Texas at El Paso
Kelsey Cameron, Assistant Professor, Communication and Emergent Media, Regis University
Veronica Fitzpatrick, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University
Jeffrey Heinzl, Instructor, Film and Media Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Javier O'Neil-Ortiz
Laura Stamm, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • Dissertation: Pataphysical Networking: Virtuality, Potentiality and the Experimental Works of the Collège de 'Pataphysique, the Oulipo, and the Mouvement Panique
Ljudmila Bilkic, Associate Professor, Kansas State University
Jedd Hakimi, Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, University of Pittsburgh
Julie Nakama, Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, University of Pittsburgh
Felipe Pruneda Senties, Director of the Writing Center, Hendrix College
John Rhym, Assistant Professor, Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute

Natalie Ryabchikova

Kelly Trimble


Dan Chyutin, Teaching Fellow, Tel Aviv University and Open University of Israel
Richard Beach Gray, Media Analyst, Novetta Advanced Analytics
Natalia Ryabchikova, Lecturer, Moscow Art Theatre School, American Studio

Anne Wesserling, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia


Kevin Flanagan, Term Assistant Professor of English, George Mason University
Candice Wilson, Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Media, University of North Georgia-Gainsville


Erin AlpertPart-time Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

Gavin M. Hicks

Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University
Kathleen Murray, Senior Writer/Editor, MarCom Group, Washington DC

Christopher Nielsen, Educator, Institute for Health and Socioeconomic Policy/National Nurses United

Seung-hwan Shin, Adjunct Instructor in East Asian Studies (NTS), University of Pittsburgh
John Trenz, Certificated Substitute, Los Angeles Unified School District


Kristen Fallica, Digital Strategist, Chicago Humanities Festival

Yvonne Franke, Assistant Professor of German, Midwestern State University

Olga KilmovaVisiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh


Ryan Pierson, Assistant Professor, Department of Communications, Media and Film, University of Calgary
Colleen Jankovic, Copyeditor, Grant Writer, and Writing Project Consultant

Yahya Laayouni, Assistant Professor of Arabic and French, Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania


Alison PattersonLecturer in English and Film Studies (NTS), University of Pittsburgh


Tanine AllisonAssistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Emory University
Amy BordenAssistant Professor of Film and Theater, Portland State University
Rick Warner, Assistant Professor (TTS), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Kara Andersen, Assistant Professor of Film (TS), Brooklyn College
Molly Brown, Research Director, Wise Brother Media
Jill Dione, Retired

Natalia Maria Ramirez-Lopez

Dawn Seckler, Associate Director of Development, Bridgeway Capital

Salomé Aguilera SkvirskyAssistant Professor, Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the College, University of Chicago
Kyle Stevens, Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Appalachian State University
Kirsten Strayer


Gregory Allen
Manisha Basu, Associate Professor of English and African Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Amanda Klein, Associate Professor of Film Studies (TS), East Carolina University


Dana Och, Lecturer in English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Daniel Wild
  • Dissertation: The Writing on the Screen: Images of Text in the German Cinema from 1920-1949
  • Chair: Marcia Landy (English)
  • Readers: Paul Bové (English), Lucy Fischer (English), Linda Shulte-Sasse (German, McAllister College)


Anustup Basu, Associate Professor of English and Media and Cinema Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Clare Connors, Instructor (NTS), University of Pittsburgh
  • Dissertation: Hollywood Youth Narratives and the Family Values Campaign 1980-1992
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers: Troy Boone (English), Marcia Landy (English), Carol Stabile (Communications)


Julia Turner
  • Dissertation: Reading Scars: Circumcision as Textual Trope
  • Chair: Philip Smith (English)
  • Readers:  Lucy Fischer (English), Mariolina Salvatori, Greg Goekjian (Portland State University)


Emily T. Bauman, Master Teacher of Liberal Studies, New York University
Andrew C. MillerAssociate Professor and Chair of Media Studies and Digital Culture, Sacred Heart University
  • Dissertation: Laying Down the Rules: The American Sports Film Genre From 1872 to 1960
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers: Jane Feuer (English), Moya Luckett, Carol Stabile (Communications)

Elena Prokhorova


Michael G. Aronson, Associate Professor of English and Director of Cinema Studies, University of Oregon
  • Dissertation: Nickels and Dimes: The Movies in a Rampantly American City, 1914-1923
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers: Moya Luckett, Jane Feuer, Gregory Waller (University of Kentucky)
Hugh S. Manon, Associate Professor of Screen Studies and Director of the Screen Studies Program, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University
  • Dissertation: As Far As Anyone Knows: Fetishism and the Anti-Televisual Paradoxes of Film Noir
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers: Valerie Krips, James Knapp, Henry Krips (Communications)

Alexander Prokhorov, Associate Professor, College of William and Mary


Kara Keeling, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago


Patricia Caillé, Assistant Professor, (TTS) Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg and Institute of European Studies, Paris
  • Dissertation:  French Film Criticism, Authorship, and National Culture in the Mirror of John Cassavetes’s Body, His Life, His Work
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers:  Marcia Landy (English), James Knapp
Ellen KregerInstructor of Film, Westchester Community College
  • Dissertation: In The Shadow of His Language: Language and Feminine Subjectivity in the Cinema
  • Chair:  Colin MacCabe (English)
  • Readers:  Lucy Fischer (English), Lynn Emanuel, Patrizia Lombardo (French and Italian)
David Sidore, Associate Professor, English, Macon State College


Patrice Fleck, Professor, English, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Dissertation: The Emergence of Date Rape: Feminism, Theory, Institutional Discourse, and Popular Culture
  • Chair: Jane Feuer (English)
  • Readers: Nancy Glazener (English),  Lucy Fischer (English), Carol A. Stabile (Communications)


Anne CieckoAssociate Professor, Communications, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joy Fuqua, Associate Professor, Media Studies, Queens College
Lori Shorr, Chief Education Officer, Mayor of Philadelphia’s Office
  • Dissertation: Technology, the Natural and the Other: The Case of Childbirth Representations in Contemporary Popular Culture
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers: Marcia Landy (English), Dana Polan, Iris M. Young (Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh)
Amy Villarejo, Professor and Chair, Theatre, Film & Dance Department, Cornell University


Ellen Bishop, Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dissertation: Feminism, Postmodernism, and Science Fiction: Gender and Ways of Thinking Otherwise
  • Chair:  Philip Smith
  • Readers: Marica Landy (English), Lucy Fischer (English), Dana Polan, Tamara Horowitz (Philosophy)
Matthew TinckomAssociate Professor of Communications, Culture, and Technology and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Georgetown University


Madhava Prasad, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies, Centre for European Studies, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (Hyderabad, India)


John Champagne, Professor of English, Penn State Erie, the Behrend College


Linda Mizejewski, Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University