I am a professor of film and television studies, and the Co-Director of the University of Vermont Humanities Center. My research interests are broadly interdisciplinary, and I have published in fields ranging from Anthropology and Philosophy to Art History and Sports Sociology. One subject I keep returning to is the American exile years of the German intellectuals known as The Frankfurt School and their encounter with US politics and mass culture in the 1930s and 40s.
Education
B.A. Swarthmore College
M.A. and Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Critical Theory; Cultural Studies; Intellectual History; Sports History and Broadcasting; Cinema and Television History
Personal Interests
When I'm not at work, I can be found watching high school musicals and soccer games and coaching Little League. Every Sunday afternoon from April through September, you can find me playing "Old Man" baseball somewhere in Vermont.