Talks

Highlights :

The Blurring of Narrative and Documentary Filmmaking in Agnes Varda’s ‘Faces Places’

4-part video essay for H8URS: Video Essays with Real Filmmakers and Professors ...

BFI at Home: The Watermelon Woman Q&A

Cheryl Dunye and Alexandra Juhasz join Programmer and Curator Tara Brown to discuss their inventive and funny romance The Watermelon Woman, and reflect on the film’s sexual expression ...

Whitney Museum, Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic Symposium

This symposium develops out of an oral history project of the same name undertaken by the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, focusing on memories of the AIDS crisis in the ...

Feminist Poetics, Emergent Pedagogies

On Fake News Poetry Workshops, May 2018 ...

NYU: Cinema Studies @50

Featured Graduate, on Fake News Poetry Workshops, April 2018 ...

The National Gallery of Art, Avant-Garde to Underground

Outliers and American Vanguard Art, April 2018. Screening of The Watermelon Woman ...

 

All Talks :


Visible Evidence: “Activist Video, Learning from Feminist Media History”

August 1999.

Topics: Documentary |  Feminist Media | 


Outfest: “Lesbianism, Feminism, Film: Where are We Now?”

Panel moderator, 1999.

Topics: Activist Media |  Feminist Media | 


USC: “Making Alternative Film”

“The Watermelon Woman,” September 1998.

Topics: Activist Media |  AIDS |  Documentary | 


University of Rochester: “AIDS, Feminist History and Black Lesbian Film”

October 1998.

Topics: Activist Media |  AIDS |  Feminist Media | 


Outfest: “Violence in Queer Cinema”

July 1998.

Topics: Activist Media |  Feminist Media | 


San Francisco Camerawork

“Representing AIDS in a New Decade,” June 1998.

Topics: Activist Media |  AIDS | 


CGU: “20 Short Revelations About Feminist Film and Video History”

April 1998.

Topics: Activist Media |  Feminist Media | 


Society for Cinema Studies: “Queers, Jews, Representation”

Panel chair, March 1998.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


SPE Conference on Beauty

“Inter-Racial Beauty in The Watermelon Woman,” 1997.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


Visible Evidence: “Making Feminist Film History”

September 1997.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


Women’s Studies Film Festival, Oakland University

Featured speaker, Fall 1997.

Topics: Activist Media |  Feminist Media | 


USC: Graduate Course on Video

With Professor Michael Renov; Summer 1997.

Topics: Activist Media |  Feminist Media | 


USC: “Out of Bounds: Minorities in Film”

The Watermelon Woman, 1997.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


Independent Feature Project/West

Independent Financing Conference: April 1997.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


Queer Conventions, U.C. Riverside

“Inter-racial Desire in The Watermelon Woman,” 1997.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


NYU, Media, Culture, and Humanities Center: “Autobahn Straight to the Center”

“The Commodification of the New Queer Cinema,” March 1997.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


Duke Journal of Women’s Law and Policy Conference on Gender and AIDS

“Knowing Each Other Through AIDS Video,” with Juanita Mohammed, February 1997.

Topics: AIDS |  Documentary |  Feminist Media | 


USC: Screening and Discussion

The Watermelon Woman, December 1996

Topics: Activist Media |  Feminist Media | 


AAA: “Producing Queerness”

“New Queer Cinema and Cultural Activism,” November 1996.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


UCLA: The Watermelon Woman

Lesbian film class, Women’s Studies, April 1996.

Topics: Activist Media |  Feminist Media | 


Society for Cinema Studies: “Above and Beyond the New Queer Cinema”

March 1996.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


UCLA: “AIDS TV”

Symposium on media and activism, Film Studies, March 1996.

Topics: AIDS | 


Cal State San Bernadino

“Feminist Film and Video,” November 1995.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


Society for Cinema Studies: “Bad Girls Video”

“Badder Than Who?” March 1995.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


OutWrite: “My Life as a Gay Man/Living as a Lesbian”

With Robert Reid-Pharr, March 1995.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


Hampshire College: Workshop

On activist video, September 1994.

Topics: Documentary | 


Visible Evidence: “Identity, Community and AIDS Video”

August 1994.

Topics: AIDS |  Documentary | 


Temple University: MFA Colloquium

Presentation on feminist and AIDS video, May 1994.

Topics: AIDS |  Documentary | 


Trenton State University: “AIDS TV”

“Women and Video,” February 1994.

Topics: AIDS | 


Visible Evidence: First Annual Conference on Documentary

Conference organizer and co-facilitator for screenings, September 1993. Paper presented: “Feminist Camcorder Videos: Second Wave/Third Wave.”

Topics: AIDS |  Curatorial, Editor, Organizer |  Feminist Media | 


Temple Communications Dept. Colloquium

“Video Art and Activism,” April 1993.

Topics: AIDS | 


Bryn Mawr College: “Pleasure and Danger in Women’s Pornography”

March 1993.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


Columbia University Film Seminar

Respondent for paper presented by Ella Shohat, March 1993.

Topics: Documentary | 


Society for Cinema Studies: “Representing Women’s Health”

“Appropriating Imaging Technologies for Video Activism,” Workshop Organizer, February 1993.

Topics: AIDS |  Feminist Media | 


Bryn Mawr College: “Hateful Images”

“Women’s Bodies in the Media,” Oct. and Nov. 1992.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


Console-ing Passions

“Constructing Identity Through Alternative AIDS Media,” 1992.

Topics: AIDS |  Documentary | 


Society for Cinema Studies: “Seeing Safer Sex”

“Resistance, Negotiation, Dread,” April 1992.

Topics: AIDS |  Documentary | 


Ohio University Film Conference: “Sound and Silence in Alternative AIDS Media”

November 1991.

Topics: AIDS |  Documentary | 


Pittsburgh Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

“Watching Video/Constructing Community.” Panelist on day long symposium concerning Marginality and Film Reception. 1991.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


University of Rochester Screening Series

New Works By Women, 1991

Topics: Activist Media |  AIDS |  Feminist Media | 


Society for Cinema Studies: Chair for panel, “Representing AIDS Culture”

Talk presented: “Women of the AIDS Culture Represent Themselves.” May 1991.

Topics: AIDS | 


Ohio University Film Conference on Documentary: Chair for panel

“Community Produced Video.” Paper presented: “Camcorder Politics.” November 1990.

Topics: AIDS |  Documentary | 


Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, Workshop Leader

“Representing Women’s Sexuality in Sex Education and Sex Therapy Videos.” November 1990.

Topics: AIDS |  Feminist Media | 


“Makers as Users Conference”

Speaker on panel concerning activist media production, Hunter College. November 1990.

Topics: AIDS |  Documentary | 


The Humanities Institute, NYU

“The Reception of Culturally Specific Work by Cultural Outsiders.” November 1990.

Topics: Documentary | 


“Videos and Films by Women”

Hunter College, Department of Art. June 1990.

Topics: Feminist Media | 


Society for Cinema Studies: “Seeing Control”

“The Representation of Women’s Sexuality in Mainstream AIDS Documentary.” May 1990.

Topics: AIDS |  Feminist Media | 


Popular Culture Association: “Constructing Authority”

“Documentary Form and AIDS.” March 1990.

Topics: AIDS |  Feminist Media | 


New film and video, Brown University

“Videos on Women and AIDS.” Screening and discussion of AIDS tapes for weekly seminar. April 1989.

Topics: AIDS | 


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