A Job (Un)like Any Other

In my role as Graduate Student Representative, for this year’s Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference I organized a workshop on graduate student labor titled “A Job (Un)like Any Other: Graduate School as Academic Labor.” The impetus for this workshop was to disabuse the notion that graduate school is merely training for a career to come.Continue reading “A Job (Un)like Any Other”

Video Cultures, Communities, and Circulation in the 21st Century

On February 1998, the New York Times decreed that Blockbuster Video had established itself as the main video rental outlet, pushing all other independent video retailers into marginal and niche markets. Fifteen years later, the closure of the last Blockbuster locations still in operation heralded the end of an era, where online streaming services hadContinue reading “Video Cultures, Communities, and Circulation in the 21st Century”