IMG_2543Primary Author: Geneveive Newman

Geneveive Newman is a current PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh in the Film and English program. She received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California in Cinema and Media Studies. For her Bachelor’s Degree, she studied Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. 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 an MA 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. Her current work focuses on horror studies with an emphasis on onto-epistemology and cross-media adaptation. She has published on mental illness in video games, trans identity and representation, and has an upcoming publication on mutli-species co-mingling in The Last of Us.


IMG_2002Content Editor: Katherine Kiefer-Newman, PhD

Katherine Kiefer-Newman 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 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 has also completed an MFA in 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. Katherine currently teaches at California State University, San Bernardino and San Bernardino Valley College.


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