I hold a PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University. My dissertation, titled "Sink or Swim in Liquid Modernity: The Chronotope of the Modern Woman in Early 1930s Hollywood", focused on modernity in Early 1930s woman's films. I have recently taught classes on Women and Film and Film Aesthetics (see syllabi page). I was also Managing Editor of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies and conducted a postdoctoral project (at Université de Montréal) titled "Dorothy Arzner: Performing and Trans-forming Gender in Hollywood". I am currently Assistant Professor of Anglophone Literature and Culture at the University of Tsukuba (Japan), where I teach in the College of Comparative Culture and the in PhD program in Literature and Linguistics. I am passionate about the intermingling of film theory and history, and I have yet to see an early 1930s film I did not like.