Malcolm Turvey holds the Sol Gittleman Professorship in Film and Media Studies and is a professor in the department of Art and Art History. He received his Ph.D. in cinema studies from New York University in 2002 and has been an editor of the journal October since 2001. He works primarily in the areas of film theory, the philosophy of film, avant-garde film, and film and modernism; he is the author of two books: Doubting Vision: Film and the Revelationist Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2008) and The Filming of Modern Life: European Avant-Garde Film of the 1920s (MIT Press, 2011). He is also co-editor of Wittgenstein, Theory, and the Arts (Routledge, 2001) and Camera Obscura/Camera Lucida: Essays in Honor of Annette Michelson (University of Amsterdam Press, 2003).
Turvey is currently finishing a book titled Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism, which explores the reasons why many avant-garde artists in the early 20th century were drawn to the films of Chaplin, Keaton, and other prominent film comedians. The book then examines how the great French filmmaker Jacques Tati synthesized avant-garde aesthetics with the popular tradition of comedian comedy in his post-WWII films. Turvey also recently edited an issue of October on "The Return to Classical Film Theory." His next book project, tentatively titled Mad Men and Modernism, is about the serialization of modernist conventions in Mad Men and other TV shows such as Jacques Rivette's Oui 1.
Julie Dobrow has an A.B. from Smith College in anthropology and sociology, and holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in media studies from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Much of her research centers on the content and effects of media on children; on issues of gender and ethnicity in media; and on how children make sense of these images in the world of animated programming. Dobrow’s other main research interest is in the intersection of history and communication studies.
Her book, Outside Emily's Door: Mabel Loomis Todd, Millicent Todd Bingham and the Making of America's Greatest Poet, will be published by WW Norton and Company in 2016. Dobrow has worked professionally as a journalist and runs workshops on media literacy training for parents, teachers, and students. She writes a blog on children and media issues for the Huffington Post, in addition to freelance pieces for the Boston Globe Magazine and other publications. Read more about her current book project.
Dobrow has faculty appointments in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development in the School of Arts & Sciences, and in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts School of Medicine.
FMS Internship Administrator
Leslie Goldberg holds a B.S. in psychology from Tufts University and an M.S. in mass communications from Boston University, where she ran the College of Communication Writing Center for two years. Goldberg has been teaching and advising students in the communication fields for more than 25 years. At Tufts, she manages the FMS internship program, teaches classes and advises senior projects.
Goldberg also runs her own communications consulting company, Blue Sun Communications, which she founded in 1991. She specializes in writing and managing a wide range of corporate communications materials, including annual reports, newsletters, Web pages, and corporate capabilities brochures. Clients include Biogen, Children’s Hospital, Emerson Hospital, McLean Hospital, Tufts University, and the Boston Museum of Science.
In addition to writing, consulting, and teaching at Tufts, Goldberg coaches business writing skills to professionals in the workplace. Her strong ties to the media community in Boston give her unique insights into internship and professional opportunities for students.
FMS Interim Program Administrator
Paula Malady holds an M.B.A. from Simmons College. She is charged with ensuring that the administrative side of FMS is aligned with the program’s academic and programmatic planning. In addition, Paula is working with FMS staff, students and faculty to create and document existing processes and operational strategies. Before joining Tufts, she was a communication and career coach and international operations and business consultant. She has worked with students and established organizational plans at Harvard, MIT, Simmons and the Czech Management Center. She continues to coach and consult as time permits.
Natalie Minik holds an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University as well as a BFA in Photography and an ABJ in Journalism from the University of Georgia. After graduating from Duke, she was the 2013-2014 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow through the Center for Documentary Studies. At the FMS, she assists students with their technical equipment needs, organizes equipment pickup, and holds workshops on understanding lens-based tools for artistic practice.
Before joining Tufts, she was the Production Coordinator at Cambridge Community Television where she worked with community members and interns to create media content for Cambridge.
FMS Staff Assistant
Stacie Boucouvalas-Gianourakos holds an M.A. in Media Arts from Emerson College and a B.A. in Psychology from Boston University. She has extensive experience in TV production, publicity, and media literacy. As staff assistant, she manages the FMS internship database, mailing lists, and social media and assists with a range of administrative duties. She also helps manage the organization and sign out of film and media equipment.
Before joining FMS, Boucouvalas-Gianourakos worked at several community media organizations and has been a freelance producer, crew member, and stage manager for a range of local productions and events.