Presentations & Teaching & Publications

PRESENTATIONS

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“Video Annotation Tools: New Pedagogical Approaches to Film + Digital Humanities.” Co-chair with Lauren Tilton. With Grace Hale, Mark Williams, Dimitrios Latsis, and Devin Orgeron. Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2017. I was also the DH mini-stream organizer for the conference.

“Digital Shorts” lightning talk on DH portfolio for PhD studies. American Studies Association annual conference, Chicago, IL, November 2017.

“Regional Film in the Classroom,” Co-presenter with Devin Orgeron. Northeast Historic Film Symposium, Bucksport, ME, July 2017

“Grounded Truth and Showing Your Work,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Davis Library Research Hub, April 5, 2017 | and Digital Innovation Lab, April 6, 2017. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/208724691

The Guerrilla Girls: A Feminist Struggle.” Guest lecturer. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University, March 9, 2017

“1980s Feminism and Rewinding the Video Record.” Feminisms Here and Now Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 2016

“Acting Locally: Regional Media and The Pedagogical Mission.” Co-presenter. EYE Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2016

“Fifteen Dozen Rosies: Field Recordings from the Records of The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Project, 1974-1980.” Presenter.  Orphan Film Symposium X, Library of Congress, Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation, April 2016

“Another Side of the ’80s.” Co-presenter with Kenneth Pinion, Adam Hebert, and Dr. Devin Orgeron. Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2016

“Get it in Writing: The First Annual AMIA Writer’s Workshop.” Co-chair with Dr. Devin Orgeron. Workshop with Devin Orgeron, Karen Gracy, and Regina Longo. Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Portland, OR, November 2015

Local History through the Camera Lens” screening featuring the State Archives of North Carolina’s Century Film Productions Motion Picture Films Collection. Speaker, researcher, organizer, and promotion. Curated and digitized films, wrote captions, and edited highlights clip reel. Panel discussion with Dr. Devin Orgeron, associate professor of Film Studies at NC State, Kim Andersen of the State Archives, and Skip Elsheimer (A/V Geeks). Century Film Studios screening trailer. Raleigh, NC, October 2015

“Cue the Women (Er, Woman)” presentation. PechaKucha Night, Raleigh, NC, September 2015

“Cue the Women: Betty Friedan and Cable Access Television in the 1970s-1980s.” Video essay presentation for “Archival Outsiders and the Centralization of Eccentric Media” panel. Co-presenter with Devin Orgeron, Lauren Tilton, and Kenneth Pinion. Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, Montreal, Canada, March 2015

“Girls on Film: Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts.” Screening and panel. Curated and edited digitized films. Co-chair, with Devin Orgeron. Speakers: Katherine Keena of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Stephen Parr, and Melanie DeKerlegand. Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Savannah, GA, October 2014

Archival Screening Night. Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, November 2009, 2010, and 2014

“The Status of Nonfiction: Documentary (Studies) and Nonfiction Non-Theatrical (Studies).” Workshop. Co-presenter with Joshua Malitsky, Jenny Horne, Devin Orgeron, and Alice Lovejoy. Visible Evidence XX, Stockholm, Sweden, August 15-18, 2013

“Engineering the Female Traveler: How to Pack a Suitcase and the Curious Case of the Shell Oil’s ‘Carol Lane.’” Co-presenter with Devin Orgeron. Northeast Historic Film Symposium, Bucksport, ME, July 2013

“Taking it to The Mat: Footage from the Golden Age of Regional Wrestling with Raleigh’s Own Curtis Toad White.” Co-presenter with Devin Orgeron. Bastard Film Encounter: A Gathering of Film Archivists, Collectors, and Academics, Raleigh, NC, April 2013

“Brown Bag Lunch Presentation: Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference Topics.” Campus-wide informal discussion. Co-presenter, with Amy Sloper. Harvard University, March 2013

“The Fate of Film Footage: Bastard Films and the Politics of Provenance.” Workshop. Co-presenter with Skip Elsheimer of A/V Geeks, Devin Orgeron, Nora Gully, and Oliver Gaycken. Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, Chicago, IL, March 2013

Movie Night at the Schlesinger Library: “An evening of short films, featuring Radcliffe Blues.” Speaker and curator. Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, February 2013

“Deep Focus: A Contact Database Integrated Into the AMIA Website.” Panel. Chair and speaker, with Tom Regal, Charles Rogers, and Rachel Beattie. Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Seattle, WA, December 2012

“Teens in Trouble – A Look at Old Educational Films.” Lecture/screening. Coordinator/co-presenter with Skip Elsheimer. Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA, October 2012

“Betty Friedan at Home.” Speaker. Northeast Historic Film Symposium, Bucksport, MA, July 2012

“Access to Three Family Collections: How’d We Do It?” Panel. Chair and moderator. Speakers: Rick Prelinger, Ned Thanhouser, and Kim Stanton. Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Austin, TX, November 2011

“User Perspectives in the Digital Age: A Roundtable Discussion.” Panel. Co-chair, with Mark Quigley and a panel of eight speakers. Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2010

“Margaret Cook Thomson’s Home Movies in China.” Speaker. Orphan Film Symposium, New York University, April 2010

Movie Night at the Schlesinger Library: “Travel Films.” Speaker and co-presenter, with Jeremy Blatter. Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, November 2009

Movie Night at the Schlesinger Library: “Short Educational Films Aimed at Girls, from 1940s-1970s.” Speaker and co-presenter, with Amy Sloper. Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, December 2008

Mobile Media Screening. Co-chair with Stephen Parr. Contacted filmmakers and curated videos for screening. Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Savannah, GA, November 2008

“Cast and Crew as Family, Family as Cast and Crew: Henry Koster’s Home Movies.” Presenter. Northeast Historic Film Symposium, Bucksport, ME, July 2006

TEACHING & GUEST-LECTURING & ASSISTANTSHIP & TUTORING

Teaching Assistant/Co-teaching. “Documenting Communities.” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Spring 2017.

  • Lecture topics: Archival research, home movies and activist archiving, personal archiving, digital preservation, community archiving, aural/oral documentation, American Indian museums/memorial sites

Teaching Assistant. “Introduction to American Legal Education.” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fall 2016.

Substitute Instructor. Saint Mary’s School. October 2014- May 2016.

“Nonfiction Media.” (ENG 585), North Carolina State University, Fall 2015. Guest lectured and co-developed a final student project for Dr. Devin Orgeron’s graduate students that traces the history of Raleigh’s own Century Film Studios.  The end result is an exhibit in an interactive digital space at NCSU’s Hunt library and accompanying website that features moving images as well as students’ contextualizing research.

  • Lecture topics: Archival research, presentation specs for exhibition

“Researching Rosie the Riveter.” Film and the 1980s (ENG 492/IDS 496), North Carolina State University, November 2015. Guest lecturer.

“Film and the Archive.” (ENG 585), North Carolina State University, Fall 2013. Co-taught a graduate seminar with Dr. Devin Orgeron. In this course we covered archival research methods, moving image archive history, copyright and fair use, cataloguing, ethics, preservation issues facing various formats, and other topics.

  • Lecture topics: Film archives/culture, ethics, home movies, copyright and fair use, stock footage and reference, archival research

Bibliography and Methods of Research (ENG 669), North Carolina State University, September 2013. Guest lecture on the role of audiovisual archivists and related research. With Dr. Devin Orgeron.

“Researching Rosie the Riveter.” Film and the 1980s (ENG 492/IDS 496), North Carolina State University, November 2012. Guest lecturer.

Tutor for Project Read (San Francisco). ca. 2002-2003. Tutored writing skills to adult learners.

City College of San Francisco. Teaching Assistant (Ancient Art History). 1997. Reviewed course materials, facilitated discussion, and prepared students to excel in the course; assisted professor in organizing slides and evaluating exams.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed

“Opening The Can: Home Movies In The Public Sphere.” Eds. Martha McNamara and Karan Sheldon. Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England, 1915-1960. Indiana University Press (2017).

Non-peer-reviewed

“Long Live The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter.” The Moving Image 12.2 (December 2012): 178-181.

“Welcome Back: Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference. November 16–19, 2011, Austin, Texas.” The Moving Image 12.2 (December 2012): 193-199.

Videographic

“Cue the Women: Public Access Cable Early 1970s – 1980s.” Raleigh Television Network, Channel 10 (April 2015). https://vimeo.com/123631501.

Online

“George Stoney: Carolina Roots,” Southern Oral History Program, November 2017, https://sohp.org/digital-exhibits/george-stoney/.

“Ongoing Greatness and What Brings You to Maine?” Moving Image Archive News, November 5, 2015, http://www.movingimagearchivenews.org/ongoing-greatness-and-what-brings-you-to-maine/.

“Fascinating Film Collection Receives Expert Care and a Preservation Grant.” History For All the People | State Archives of North Carolina, July 3, 2014, http://ncarchives.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/fascinating-film-collection-receives-care-preservation-grant/.

“Women’s Radio History Revived at the Schlesinger Library.” Manuscript Repositories NewsletterA newsletter from the Manuscript Repositories Section of the Society of American Archivists, Spring 2012, http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/MRS_Spring_2012_Newsletter_1.pdf.

SOCIAL MEDIA SHORT-FORM

  • “June Jordan: Poet of the People.” January 2013
  • “Mary Dent Crisp, a Rebel in the Republican Party.” November 2012
  • “Fantasia Fair & Ari Kane: Celebrating the Transgendered Community.” October 2012. Co-author.
  • “Something of the Course.” September 2012
  • “Persephone Press: Short Time, Long-lasting Impact.” July 2012
  • “Winifred the WAVE.” May 2012
  • “Boston Women’s Community Radio rocked out in Cambridge.” March 2012
  • “Houston ’77.” January 2012
  • “Dione Lucas helps you present your turkey with flair!” November 2011
  • “Excerpt from Friedan talk (1987).” September 2011
  • “Blu Greenberg: Jewish Orthodox Feminist and Scholar.” July 2011
  • This Is Radcliffe.” May 2011
  • “Thomson family home movies in Nanjing, China.” April 2011