B.A. hon. (University of Wisconsin); M.A., Ph.D. (University of Virginia), Associate Professor
British and American Cultural Studies; Hollywood film; Marxist and post-Marxist theory; class identity.
Skidmore College, University of Virginia.
Book project on 1930s Hollywood and the cinematic pre-history of precarity
"Easy Riders, Raging Yuppies: Lost in America and the Work of the Professional-Managerial Class." ReFocus: The Films of Albert Brooks, edited by Christian B. Long, Edinburgh University Press, 2021, pp. 150-170.
"Thirteen Ways of Looking at High Flying Bird," Los Angeles Review of Books, 10 April 2019.
"Callin' From the Fun House: Jim Jarmusch's Gimme Danger," Los Angeles Review of Books. Nov. 2016.
"Of Christians and Communists: Joel and Ethan Coen's Hail, Caesar!". Los Angeles Review of Books. March 2016.
"American Cinema, 1976-Present," *Oxford Bibiliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford UP, May 2015.
"At Home in Crisis: The Alienated Emotional Labor of Up in the Air," Radical History Review 118 (Winter 2014): 175-181.
"Haut-Bourgeois Precarity in Boston: The Company Men," Post45. Jan. 2013.
“The New Hollywood,” The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (4 vols): Volume III: 1946-1975. Eds. Roy Grundmann, Cynthia Lucia, Art Simon. West Sussex, UK: Blackwell, 2012. 409-434.
“The Gaze at Work: Knowledge Relations and Class Spectatorship,” Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 12/13 (Spring 2010): 23-36.
Hard Hats, Rednecks, and Macho Men: Class in 1970s American Cinema (New York: Oxford UP, 2009).
“Fear of Falling Sideways: Alexander Payne’s Rhetoric of Class” Postmodern Culture 16.1 (September 2005).
“Hard Hats and Movie Brats: Auteurism and the Class Politics of the New Hollywood,” Cinema Journal 43.3 (Spring 2004).
Against Bosses, Against Oligarchies: An Interview with Richard Rorty. With Derek Nystrom and Kent Puckett. Charlottesville, VA: Prickly Pear Press, 1998. (Reprinted as Prickly Paradigm #3, 2002. Also translated into Portuguese, German, and Japanese.).