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Ducks Don't Back Down: Dream Voices and Dismissible Rage

animation studies 2.0, 2020.

An exploration of rage as a tool for advancing political justice through a study of Donald Duck . 

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Allegorical Cats, Metaphorical Cats: “CATS” and the Pleasure of an Uneasy Image, animation studies 2.0, 2019.

A response to the outcry over the CATS movie trailer, investigating Camp, production design in animation and the danger of ascribing artistic merit to photorealistic image making. 

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Star Trek Economics 


An essay on the imaginary economy of the Star Trek universe, and the necessity for imagination in political action. 

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The Resurrected Cyborg,

Cinephile, 2019 

An examination of disability representation in cinema through the work of Vivian Sobchack, Donna Haraway, and Paul Verhoeven's 1987 cult classic Robocop

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show and More Shows 

Master's Thesis, 2017

An inventory of how joke telling has evolved in the American Sitcom, and has shaped and been shaped by changes in technology, media literacy, and political imagination. Shows examined are The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Murphy Brown, and 30 Rock.

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