Primary Author: Geneveive Newman

Geneveive is a recent graduate of the Cinema and Media Studies Master of Arts program at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She studied Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside as an undergraduate. While working on her BA, she focused on (de)colonial and post colonial studies, incarceration and coercive state institutions,  and independent and indie cinema in the United States. As a graduate student her scholarship was primarily concerned with embodied viewership experiences, the politics of in-betweenness in cultural production, horror and science fiction cinema, and Irish television, film, and literature. The theoretical foundation for her work is in queer studies, critical race and gender studies, and transnational cinema studies.


Content Editor: Katherine Kiefer-Newman, PhD

Dr. Kiefer-Newman received both her Master and Doctoral degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Mythological Studies program with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. Her dissertation, entitled Agent of Change: A Multiplicity of Female Tricksters in Two Decades (1990s and Early 2000s to 2010) of Postmodern American Movies theorizes the evolution of the mimetic trickster across film in relation to feminist theory, anthropological frameworks, postmodernism, and literary theory. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the California State University of San Bernardino in English Literature. While at CSUSB she focused on American Literature with most of her academic work centered on Native American mythos and cultural stories, and American religious texts. She is in the process of completing her MFA in fiction with an emphasis on horror and weird fiction at the University of California, Riverside Low Residency program with her cross-genre focus on non-fiction in the form of personal essays and memoir. She currently teaches courses on Death and Dying, Myth Metaphor and Symbol, World Folklore, and Critical Thinking and Argument.


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