Formally trained in documentary filmmaking at The New School, across my video works I seek to capture the idiosyncrasies and details that make us who we are.
Because video offers the ability to "show" and not just "tell" a person, a situation, a context, or psychological phenomenon, it holds great potential within the research process. The social sciences are more and more frequently using video within qualitative and mixed-method research designs. I incorporate video within my own research as well as offer videography services, consultation and workshops to other researchers interested in visual methodologies.
FIPSE "First in the World." As a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Digital Science with the Public Science Project, I am working with a consortium of six university campuses throughout the United States (UC Santa Cruz, University of Illinois, Chicago, University of Tennessee, Memphis, University of Minnesota, University of Georgia and CUNY) to create individual video portraits of first generation college students and students of color as they navigate higher education. While the nature of the videos will be campus-specific, all examine the role of civic engagement in educational success. As outcomes, the videos will be presented alongside other qualitative and quantitative empirical findings and will also serve as resources for other first generation students and students of color in higher education. Videos coming soon!
Using a documentary style, I offer a variety of services for capturing life's moments. Services include but are not limited to:
I believe that videography and photography services should be financially accessible and will work with your budget. Visit the Portraits & Life Events page and see some previous projects.
Although my academic research primarily focuses on the types of prejudices and forms of discrimination that cisgender and transgender LGBQ experience, my documentary work, in contrast, highlights the joy and resilience of queer life, often mixing playful humor with social commentary to portray LGBQ individuals in their complexity.