Malcolm Turvey

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.

Khary Saeed Jones
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Khary Saeed Jones engages film projects that explore the tensions between fiction, memory, and everyday life. His films and collaborations have screened at Sundance, SXSW, MoMA, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and many other festivals and venues. Born and raised in Camden, New Jersey, Jones studied at Columbia University (MA, MFA) and Morehouse College (BA), and he is currently a Professor of the Practice in Drama and Film at Tufts University where he teaches storytelling for the screen and advises students developing both scripted and documentary shorts from inception to edit.

As writer-director, his narrative work includes short films Hug (Sundance, SXSW, Palm Springs) and Three and a Half Thoughts (Harlem Intl., Athens Intl. Film + Video) and a forthcoming feature-length film entitled Gumbo.

In recent years, he has served on the editorial teams behind the documentary features: Where the Pavement Ends (PBS/America Reframed, 2020), Black Memorabilia (PBS/Independent Lens, 2019), Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (PBS/American Masters, 2018), He Named Me Malala (Fox Searchlight, 2015), Sembene! (Kino Lorber, 2015), and The World According to Dick Cheney (Showtime, 2013).

Leslie Goldberg
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 the media internship course FMS99, and advises students on media careers.

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.

Natalie Minik
Full-Time Lecturer
Film Production Coordinator

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.

Gina O'Connor
Program Administrator

Gina O’Connor holds a B.S. in Marketing from Northeastern University. She worked for many years in higher education publishing at Houghton Mifflin in Boston and was previously the Staff Assistant in the Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. Gina began her role as FMS Program Administrator in Fall 2018. In FMS, she is responsible for program administration, as well as marketing, social media, and web content.

Outside of Tufts, her interests include involvement in her children’s high school and middle school drama organizations. She also freelances as a communications specialist for local theatre organizations, where she creates email and marketing materials and develops social media and web content.