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I’m interested in the art and industry of cinema and media. More specifically, my research and teaching focus on global Hollywood, production studies, film aesthetics, independent film, and contemporary global art cinema. My book Runaway Hollywood: Internationalizing Postwar Production and Location Shooting examines how Hollywood created a globalized production industry from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. It also analyzes the artistic choices that arose when Hollywood filmmakers confronted the challenges of foreign location shooting. I’m currently at work on a follow-up book that explores the history of Hollywood productions in Mexico from the mid 1940s to the late 1960s. I have a background in moving-image programming and film journalism. Both pursuits have taken me to international film festivals, which for me remain important places to keep up with new developments in cinema and media.