PhD student, Department of English
Texas A&M University
embreedesirae@tamu.edu
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Education:

PhD, Texas A&M University, English (in progress)
        Film Studies Certificate, Women and Gender Studies Certificate
BA, Texas A&M University, Philosophy and French
       Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi
ALA, Dallas County Community Colleges, Religion and Philosophy

Areas of Focus:

  • Film and media studies
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • New media
  • History of ideas

Publications:

2015, "A Scattered Bouquet," Dear Journal, Volume 1.

(For online publications, see clips.)

Editorial Activity:

Associate Film Editor, PopMatters. Jan 2016-present.

Co-editor with Kate Ozment, Gender and Ethics Digital Anthology. 2015-present.

Conference Presentations:

2016, "Investigating Carol: Lesbian Representability and the Status of Intradiegetic Sound," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 22-26.

2016, "Rethinking the Politics of Representation." FLOW Conference 2016, University of Texas at Austin, September 15-17

2015, "Strange Bedfellows: the Woman's Film, Pornography, and 50 Shades of Grey,Film & History Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin Madison, November 6-9

2014, "A Theory of One's Own: Simone de Beauvoir and a Certain Kind of Writing," People in Support of Women in Philosophy's 9th Annual Symposium, The New School, May 8-10

Fellowships:

2013-2014, Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Undergraduate Research Scholar

Awards:

2015, Kurrus Undergraduate Essay Award, Film Studies Program, Texas A&M University - Best undergraduate essay on film

2014, Davenport Undergraduate Essay Prize, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University - Best undergraduate essay in philosophy

2014, Drs. Henry and Grace Jameson Undergraduate Writing Prize, Women's and Gender Studies Program - Best undergraduate essay on women

2013, President George Bush Library Undergraduate Research Travel Grant, College of Liberal Arts and President George Bush Library

Research:

2016, Graduate Assistant Researcher, supervised by Dr. Claire Katz, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University. P4C Texas Program.

2013, Research Assistant, supervised by Dr. Sara Alpern, Department of History, Texas A&M University. A Preliminary History of Women in Administration at Texas A&M.

2013, Mechanical Editor and Indexer, supervised by Dr. Daniel Conway (ed.), Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University. Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide. (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Teaching Experience:

2015-present, Graduate Assistant Teacher: ENGL 104 Rhetoric and Composition; ENGL 210 Technical Writing. Department of English TAMU.

2016, Guest Lecturer: FILM 299 History of Film, "Conventions of Film Noir"; FILM 299 History of Film, "Discussion of Double Indemnity"; FILM 351 Advanced Film, "The Third Man and Film as Heterotopia."

2016, Instructor, Aggie School of Athens, Philosophy for Children Summer Camp. Department of Philosophy TAMU.

2015, Teaching Assistant (Grader): ENGL 334 Sci-Fi Past, Present, and Future; ENGL 210 Technical Writing. Department of English, TAMU.