MA: Media Arts & Studies, Wayne State University, 2002
PhD: Media Arts & Studies, Wayne State University, 2011
Specialties / Areas of Interest
Political Economy of Media
Genre Studies (particularly horror, cult, and exploitation cinema with a global emphasis)
Film History and Historiography
Classic and Contemporary Television
Film & Video Production
Media History, Aesthetics & Theory
Research, Publications, & Presentations
Research & Publications
My next book project proposes to classify, identify and examine the highly stylized and significant German Krimis (abbreviation for the German term Kriminalfilm or criminal film). International research commences in 2018.
Monster of London City: Edgar Wallace, New German Cinema, and the Krimi Phenomenon. Lexington Books. Contracted.
Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinema: The Spanish Horror Film. Rowman & Littlefield, June 2015.
“Hallo, hier spricht Jess Franco: How Franco Recoded the Krimi.” The Films of Jess Franco. Wayne State University Press, Spring 2018.
"Mondo Mundo: Sound Design and Innovation in Mexico's El Mundo de los Vampiros." Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film. McFarland, forthcoming.
"Identity Crisis: Imperialist Vampires in Japan?" Draculas, Vampires, and Other Undead Forms: Essays on Gender, Race and Culture. Eds: Kay Picart and John Edgar Browning. Scarecrow Press, 2009.