MA, History (in progress)
BA, History, 2010
BA, Cinema Studies, 2001
My studies and research focus on community oral histories, the relationship between film and history, public memory, community organizations, and making history accessible to the general public.
For nearly two years I have been conducting research and interviews about Portland's Center for the Moving Image (CMI), Andries Deinum, Tom Taylor, and the greater Portland film community. My Master's thesis is a cultural and community history about CMI as a foundational media arts center and about Portland's film community from 1957-1985 based on secondary and primary resources, including interviews with CMI students and/or instructors.
Areas of Specialization:
Public History / Film Studies / Film + History / Oral History / Memory Studies / Public Memory / Historical Research / Historical Writing / Archival Outreach / Videography / Online Exhibition / Education / Audience Development / Museology / Grant Development / Pacific Northwest / Photography / Portland / Project Management / Public Programs / Marketing / Budgeting / Quantitative Analysis
PSU Film Committee at 5th Avenue Cinema; Public History Graduates (PHiG); Dill Pickle Film Series Committee; National Council on Public History; Northwest Oral History Association; Phi Alpha Theta
2010-2012 Rose Tucker Fellow at Oregon Historical Society's Quarterly
Selected Projects and Publications: