Library Cinema Studies Specialist, Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies

Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies and Cinema Studies Specialist and Comparative Literature Bibliographer, writes about film and popular culture and frequently programs films for series and festivals. His essays have appeared in journals such as CineAction, Cinema Journal, The Velvet Light Trap, and Post Script, and in anthologies including Seoul Searching: Culture and Identity in Contemporary Korean Cinema (Gateward, SUNY Press); Queer Cinema In Europe (Griffiths, Intellect); Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema (Choi and Wada-Marciano, Hong Kong University Press); and Reading Asian Television Drama: Crossing Borders and Breaking Boundaries (Kim, I.B. Tauris).


South Asian Studies Librarian. Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University Library

South Asian Studies Librarian, formerly served as Public Services Librarian at Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, NY. Her work as a scholar and librarian emphasizes outreach and community engagement activities. Mara received her Masters of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2010, where she also undertook extensive coursework in Hindi and South Asian Area Studies. She is a four-time recipient of Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships from the US Department of Education for studies abroad in South Asia, and summer intensive Hindi programs.


Assistant Professor of the Program in Comparative and World Literature

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