: Resume :

Alexandra Juhasz

Brooklyn College
201 West End Building
2900 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210

ph: (718) 951-5664




Harvard University:
   Management Development Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Summer 2004.

New York University:
   Doctorate "With Distinction" in Cinema Studies, February, 1992.
   Jay Leyda Memorial Award for Outstanding Master's Student, 1988.

   Doctoral dissertation with Bob Stam, Faye Ginsburg, Paul Arthur:
   Re-Mediating AIDS: The Politics of Community Produced Video.

   Awarded 1993 Society for Cinema Studies' First Prize, "Dissertation Award."

Whitney Independent Studio Program:
   Year long artist's program sponsored by the Whitney Museum, 1987-88.

Amherst College:
   B.A., Summa Cum Laude, American Studies and English, 1986.
   Phi Beta Kappa.


Brooklyn College/Feirstein School of Cinema: Chair, Film Department.

Principle Investigator: Digital Humanities at the Claremont Colleges, Mellon Foundation, 2014-2019: 1.5 million dollar grant focused upon pedagogy and research.

Munroe Center for Social Inquiry, Director, 2013-2016.

CU Boulder:
   Distinguished Visiting Faculty in Film Studies, Summer 2012.

USC: Sabbatical Adjunct Professor, School of Cinematic Arts, Fall 2011.

Claremont Graduate University
   Chair, Cultural Studies Department, 2005-2007.
   Professor: Cultural Studies, Art, English Departments: 1997-present.

Pitzer College
   Media history, theory, and production, women's,  queer and cultural studies.
   Professor, 2003-2016.
   Associate Professor: 1997-2003.
   Assistant Professor: 1995-1997.
   Associate Dean of the Faculty: 2004-2005.

Bryn Mawr College
  Mellon Fellow in Race, Sexuality and Representation, 1994-1995.

Swarthmore College
  Assistant Professor, English and Women's Studies, 1991-1994.

New York University
  Adjunct Instructor, Cinema Studies, 1990.


Sisters in the Life: 25 Years of Out African American Lesbian Mediamaking
(1986 - 2011),
ed. with Yvonne Welbon (Duke University Press, forthcoming, 2016)

Blackwell Companion to Film Studies: Documentary.
Co-editor with Alisa Lebow (Blackwell Press, 2015).

Learning from YouTube (2011, The MIT Press).

F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth's Undoing
Ed. with Jesse Lerner (University of Minnesota Press, 2006).

Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Media
Transcripts from 20 interviews in feminist film and video history.
(University of Minnesota Press, 2001).

Identity, Community and Alternative Video
(Duke University Press, 1995).


“Seeing What the Patrimony Didn’t Save: Alternative Stewardship of the Activist Media Archive, A Conversation Between Alexandra Juhasz and Theodore Kerr,” in Chris Robé & Stephen Charbonnea, eds., Media Activism (under contract review,

“Ev-Ent-Anglement Cells: Network, Affect, and Feminist DH in Highland Park,” with Laila Shereen Sakr in Elizabeth Losh and Jacqueline Werimont, eds. Screening
Mechanisms: Feminist, Anti-Racist, Postcolonial, and Queer Digital Humanities
(Minnesota, forthcoming).

“#cut/paste+bleed: Entangling Feminist Affect, Action and Production On and Offline,” in Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities, Jentery Sayers, ed. (Routledge, forthcoming).

“The self-reflexive praxis at the heart of our professional project: Radical Media Praxis in/as DH” in Alternative Histories of the Digital Humanities, Adeline Koh, ed.,
 (Punctum Books, forthcoming)

“Downtown Asides from AIDS,” in Burning Down the House: Downtown Film and TV Culture 1975-2001, Joan Hawkins, ed., (London: Intellect Press, 2015).

“A Stake in the Future: Transforming Queer Cinema, Staying Dissonant,” in New Queer Media, Joanne Juett and David Jones, eds., (Oxford: forthcoming).

“Digital AIDS Documentary: Webs, Rooms, Viruses and Quilts,” in Blackwell Companion to Documentary, Alexandra Juhasz and Alisa Lebow, eds., (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Press, 2015).

“Ceding the Activist Digital Documentary,” in New Documentary Ecologies, Nash, Hight and Summerhayes, eds., (NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014): 33-49.

“Placing My Bets on YouTube Futures,” in International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, Volume 6, Media Futures, ed. Kelly Gates (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Press, 2013): 76-94.

“YouTube Stylo: Writing and Teaching with Digital Video,” International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, Volume 2, Media Production, ed. Vicki Mayer (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Press, 2013): 420-442.

“Video Art on YouTube,” in Resolutions 3, eds. Ming-Yuen Ma and Erika Suderburg (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012): 309-324.

“The ME and the WE,” in The Cinema of Me, ed., Alisa Lebow (London: Wallflower Press, 2012): 250-267.

“An Archive of Process,” Otis College of Art catalogue, Art of the Woman’s Building (Fall 2011): 97-123.

"Alexandra Juhasz, Interview on Learning from YouTube," in Designing Media, ed., Bill Moggridge (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010): 237-245.

"AIDS Activist Movement" and "Feminist Movement Media" in Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, ed. John Downing (London: Sage Press, 2010): 277-78; 196-199.

"The Other Inters," in Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice, eds. Joe Parker and Ranu Samantrai (SUNY Press, 2010): 151-173.

"Queer Realism on YouTube," in Re-Thinking Documentary, ed. Thomas Austin (NY: McGraw Hill, 2008), 299-312.

"Why (Not) to Teach on YouTube," The Video Vortex Reader, ed. Geert Lovink (Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2008), 133-140.

"The Failures of the Flesh and the Revival of AIDS Activism," in Failure: Experiments in Aesthetics and Social Practices, eds. Nicole Antebi, Colin Dickey and Robbie Herbst, (LA: The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, 2007): 135-142.

"From the Scenes of Queens: Genre, AIDS and Queer Love,"
in The Cinema of Todd Haynes, ed. James Morrison (London: Wallflower Press, 2006).

"So Many Alternatives: The Alternative AIDS Video Movement,"
From ACT UP to the WTO, eds. Ben Shepard and Ronald Hayduk
(London: Verso, 2002): 298-305.

"The Phallus UnFetished: The End of Masculinity in 90s 'Feminist Cinema,'" The End of Cinema as We Know It, ed. Jon Lewis (NY: NYU Press, 2001): 210-224.

"The Politics of Realist Feminist Documentaries," Collecting Visible Evidence, eds. Michael Renov and Jane Gaines (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999): 190-215.

"Bad Girls Video," Feminism and Documentary, eds. Diane Waldman and Janet Walker (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999): 95-116.

"Media Activism," Encyclopedia of AIDS, ed. Raymond Smith
(Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1998): 346-7.

"Make a Video for Me!" in Gendered Epidemic, Nancy Roth, ed.,
(NY: Routledge, 1998): 205-220.


“Feminist Digital Research/Pedagogy/Writing as Community-based Practice,” The Pitzer College 50th Anniversary Engaged Faculty Collection, ed. Tessa Hicks-Peterson (Claremont, Community Engagement Center, 2014): 33-35.

“Feminist Online Activism: As Teaching/Community/Space Making,” Militant Research Handbook, (New York University, 2013): 20-21.

“Forgetting ACT UP,” ACT UP 25 Forum, Quarterly Journal of Speech 98: 1 (February 2012): 69-74.

“a la la la archive,” GLQ 17:4 (2011): 624-629.

“Postscript,” written as Advisory Editor for Special Issue on Video Research Methodology, International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches 3:3 (September 2009): 321-322.

“Learning the 5 Lessons of YouTube,” Cinema Journal 48:2 (Winter 2009), in Focus on Digital Learning, ed. Tara McPherson: 145-150.

“MP: Me: Variant of a Manifesta,” in "Experiments in Documentary," special issue of Millennium Film Journal, ed., Lucas Hilderbrand with Lynne Sachs, 51 (Spring/Summer 2009): 30-32.

“Introduction” and guest editor for Corpus V: Women, Gay Men and AIDS (March 2006).

“Video Remains: Nostalgia, Technology, and Queer Archive Activism,” GLQ 12: 2 (Spring 2006), "Art Works: A Special issue of GLQ," co-edited by Richard Meyer & David Román: 319-328.          

“The Future Was Then: Re-investing in Feminist Media and Politics,” Camera Obscura 61 (April 2006) special issue, “Camera Obscura at Thirty”: 52-57.

“The Crisis in Publishing, In Focus,” editor of and contributor to collection of writings for Cinema Journal 44: 3 (Spring 2005): 81-98.

“No Woman is an Object:  Realizing the Feminist Collaborative Video,” Camera Obscura 54 (2003): 71-98.  

“Victim Stories: Documenting Pain, Punishment, Prison and Power,” Studies in Law, Politics and Society 30 (2004): 247-260. Special volume, Punishment, Politics and Culture.

“My Sundance: A Global Communist Dispatch,” five commissioned columns as “Artist of the Week” for L’Humanite, a French daily newspaper, January 28-February 1, 2002.

“Reality Bytes: Unmaking the Real World in Reality TV,” RES 3:4  (2001): 54-55.

“It’s About Autonomy Stupid: Sexuality in Feminist Video,” Sexualities 2:3 (August 1999): 333-342.

“Making AIDS Video as Radical Pedagogy,” Radical Teacher, 50, special issue on media, Linda Dittmar, ed. (Spring 1997): 23-29.

“Knowing Each Other Through AIDS Video,” Connected: Engagements With Media, ed., George Marcus (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996): 195-220.

“The Power and Pleasure of Seeing Science: Knowing AIDS Through the Televised Science Documentary,” in Corrine Squire, ed., Women, Psychology and AIDS (London: Sage Press, 1993): 150-164.

“So Many Alternatives: The Alternative AIDS Video Movement,” Cineaste 20:4 (1994): 32-41.

“They Said We Wanted to Show Reality, All I Want to Show is My Video: The Politics of Feminist, Realist, Documentaries,” Screen 35:2 (Summer 1994): 171-190.

“Our Auto-Bodies, Ourselves: Representing Real Women in Feminist Video,” Afterimage (February 1994): 10-14. Reprinted in Spanish: “Nuestros autocuerpos, Nostras mismas”  (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1998).

“WAVE in the Media Environment: Camcorder Activism and the Making of HIV TV,” camera  obscura, 28, Imaging Technologies/Inscribing Science I (Fall 1992): 135-152.

“Shifting Communities/Forming Alliances,” FELIX, 1:3 (Spring 1992): 60-63.

“From Within: Alternative AIDS Media By Women,” Praxis 3, special issue, “AIDS/Abortion/Antibodies” (1992): 23-46.

“Invitation Without Hospitality: Exhibition Review of Satellite Cultures,” Visual Anthropology, 4 (October, 1991): 443-450.

“Camcorder Politics,” Cinematograph, 4 (1991): 79-86.

“Representing Control: The Dismantling of Women’s Sexual Liberation Through Mainstream AIDS Documentary,” Journal of Sex Research, 1 (February 1990): 25-46.

“Constructing Authority: Documentary Form and AIDS,” Video Guide, 10: 3-4 (November 1989): 10-11. Publication in conjunction with screenings of AIDS tapes by the Satellite Video Exchange Society, Vancouver, Canada.


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EVERYDAY: Co-curated by Jean Carlomusto and Hugh Ryan. Art show explores the AIDS crisis (historically and currently) through the lens of art and ephemera that looks at and evidences daily experiences & practices in response to HIV/AIDS.

COMPULSIVE PRACTICE: Visual AIDS Video Program, Day (With) Out Art, 2016.
Co-curated with Jean Carlomusto and Hugh Ryan: www.visualaids.org/projects/detail/compulsive-practice

  • Screened at New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum of Harlem, the Whitney, and nearly 100 institutions world wide, many with public programming.
  • Featured in ArtForum, www.artforum.com/video/id=65073

"PerpiTube: Repurposing Social Media Spaces," co-curated with Pato Hebert, on YouTube and at Nichols Art Gallery, Pitzer College, July-September, 2011:
www.youtube.com/PerpiTubeSpace and www.pitzer.edu/artgalleries.

  • Selections in "hyper-modern-alter-anti," curated by Cindy Smith, CAA, 2012.
  • Selections in Video Vortex, Zagreb, 2012. Curated by Tihomir Milovac.



"Introduction to Troubling Transgender Media: Fact, Fiction, and Compromise: A Forum," Jump Cut: forthcoming.

"Does Visibility Equal Progress? A conversation between Sam Feder and Alexandra Juhasz on Trans Activist Media," Jump Cut: forthcoming.

"Seeing Through Doucmentary/Arguing with Art," in Tran T. Kim-Trang, Jesse Lerner and Holly Willis, eds., More Than Meets the Eye: The Videos of Tran T. Kim-Trang: http://scalar.usc.edu/works/more-than-meets-the-eye-the-videos-of-tran-t-kim-trang/index.

"A Political Sense of Being at Home with HIV and Video," drain 13:2, 2016, AIDS & Memory: http://drainmag.com/a-political-sense-of-being-at-home-with-hiv-and-video.

“Access Denied, Internet Dark: Technology, Prison, Education,” Lady Justice: New Criticals, http://www.newcriticals.com/access-denied-internet-dark-technology-prison-education.

“Learning from (Where) YouTube (Can’t Go): Inside-Out,” Lady Justice: New Criticals, January 18, 2015: http://www.newcriticals.com/learning-from-youtube.

“AIDS Reruns: Becoming ‘Normal’? A Conversation on ‘The Normal Heart’ and the Media Ecology of HIV/AIDS,” with Ted Kerr, Indiewire, August 18, 2014:             http://blogs.indiewire.com/bent/aids-reruns-becoming-normal-a-conversation-on-the-normal-heart-and-the-media-ecology-of-hiv-aids-20140818

“Home Video Returns: Media Ecologies of the Past of HIV/AIDS,” Cineaste (May 2014): http://cineaste.com/articles/aids-article

“Queer Feminist Media Praxis,” ADA 5 (Summer 2014), co-editor with Aristae Fotopoulou and Kate O’Riordan: http://adanewmedia.org/issues/issue-archives/issue5

“Conclusion: It’s our Collective, Principled Making that Matters Most,” ADA 5 (Summer 2014): http://adanewmedia.org/2014/07/issue5-juhasz/

“Acts of Signification Survival,” Jump Cut 55 (Fall 2013): http://www.ejumpcut.org/trialsite/JuhaszAidsDocs/index.html

“Conversations Across the Fields: An Idea Whose Time is Here: FemTechNet – A Distributed Online Collaborative Course (DOCC),” ADA Issue One, Winter 2012. http://adanewmedia.org/2012/11/issue1-juhasz.

“Fred Rant,” Transformative Works and Cultures 9 (2012),
special issue on Fan/Remix Video: http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/article/view/295/258.

“Feminist Labor in Media Studies/Communication: Is Self-Branding Feminist Practice?” with Sarah Banet-Weiser, International Journal of Communication  5 (2011): http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/1315/651.

“A Place in the Online Feminist Documentary Cyber-Closet,” Media Fields Journal 3 (Fall 2011) special issue, "Documentary and Space": http://www.mediafieldsjournal.org

“A Truly New Genre,” Inside Higher Ed, May 3, 2011: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2011/05/03/essay_on_publishing_video_books

FRAMES cinema journal, “You Get the Picture,” for Special Issue, "Film and Moving Image Studies: Reborn Digital?" ed. Catherine Grant 1 (July 2012): http://framescinemajournal.com/yougetthe.

“AIDS Video: To Dream and Dance with the Censor,” Jump Cut 52 (Summer 2010): http://www.ejumpcut.org/gatewaypages/juhaszAIDS/text.html.

“The Views of the Feminist Archive,” FLOW 11:14 (2010): http://flowtv.org/?p=4996.

“On the Online Publishing and Re-Purposing of Learning from YouTube,” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, 8 (2010): http://enculturation.gmu.edu.

Introduction to “Visual Culture Video Essays: collage of three student videos from Visual Research Methods course,” AudioVisual Thinking 2:2, 2010. http://www.audiovisualthinking.org/videos/issue02/roland_barthes/

“A Lesbian Collective Aesthetic: Making and Teaching The OWLS,” Films for the Feminist Classroom 2:1 (Spring 2010): http://www.signs.rutgers.edu/juhasz_feature_2-1.html.

“Feminist History Making and Video Remains: A Dialogue with Antoinette Burton,” Jump Cut 48 (Winter 2006). http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc48.2006/AIDsJuhasz

“The Increasingly UnProductive Fake,” No More Potlucks 4 (July-August 2009) http://nomorepotlucks.org

“Learning The 5 Lessons of YouTube,” International Journal of Learning and Media 1:1 (Winter 2009). http://ijlm.net

ON THE INTERNET (Miscellaneous: Blogs, Interviews, Shows)

“How Do I (Not) Look? Live Feed Video and Viral Black Death,” JStor Daily, July 20, 2016: http://daily.jstor.org/how-do-i-not-look.

VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel, How Many Views Does It Take to EMPOWER?, From the Boardroom to the Bedroom: The Protocol Praxis, YouTube and Women’s Empowerment, March 17, 2015.

Fembotcollective.org: Multimodal Editing and the Future: January 2014. http://fembotcollective.org

MediaCommons, Front Page Contribution on sharing, 2013:

Figure/Ground Communication interview, 2013:

Visual AIDS interview, 2013: http://www.visualaids.org/blog/detail/i-made-my-mourning-productive-collective-and-interactive-through-video-prod.

“Bodies in Classrooms: Feminist Dialogues on Technology, Part 1” interview by Liz Losh. http://DMLCentral.net/blog/liz-losh/bodies-classrooms-feminist-dialogues-technology-part-i.

Fembot, Laundry Day, Feminist Media Production, “making connections. making things. making the feminist-Internet”: http://fembotcollective.org/blog/2012/06/08/

“Aca-fandom and Beyond,” a conversation with Derek Kompare and Jay Bushman,” Confessions of an Aca-Fan, August 18 and 19, 2011: henryjenkins.org/2011/08/aca-fandom_and_beyond_alex_juh.html?utm_source=feedburner

Social Media Optimization & the New Web, class at UW-Whitewater, video at GameZombie TV @ gamezombie.tv. October, 2011.

“A Conversation with Alexandra Juhasz,” CulturalStudies podcast (2011).

“Learning from YouTube: An Interview with Alexandra Juhasz,” Confessions on an Aca-Fan, 2008: henryjenkins.org/2008/02/

“Teaching on YouTube,” OpenCulture, February 22, 2008: www.oculture.com/2008/04/teaching_on_youtube.php

“Commentary: Learning from Fred,” Teacher’s College Record (September 8, 2008). http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=15367       

LIFE ONLINE (Programming, Editing, Blogs and Sundry Activities)


YouTube: Fall 2007-present: http://www.youube.com/mediapraxisme.

MEDIA PRAXIS: A Radical Website Integrating Theory, Politics, and Production: http://www.mediapraxis.org

FemTechNet: Distributed Open Collaborative Course: http://femtechnet.newschool.edu/

Feminist/Anti-Racist WikiStorm, CGU, Fall 2012.

“PerpiTube: Repurposing Social Media Spaces,” co-curated with Pato Hebert, on YouTube and at Nichols Art Gallery, Pitzer College, July-September, 2011: www.youtube.com/PerpiTubeSpace and www.pitzer.edu/artgalleries.
- Selections in “hyper-modern-alter-anti,” curated by Cindy Smith, CAA, 2012.
- Selections in Video Vortex, Zagreb, 2012. Curated by Tihomir Milovac.

“Distraction Span: Technologies of Productive Disruption,” 2011, co-editor with Brian Goldfarb, The New Everday, MediaCommons: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/tne/pieces/distraction-span-introduction.


After Marriage, CLAGS: Who are the Stewards of the AIDS Archive? With Ted Kerr, September 2016.

Visible Evidence: Teaching Documentary Workshop, August 2016.

signal/noise: A FemTechNet Conference: Workshop leader, March 2016.

SCMS: Troubling Transgender Media, Panel Chair: March 2016.

Console-ing Passions: Making the New Materialisms Matter for Feminist Media Studies: “Ev-Ent-Angelment and Affect,” June 2015.

Cultural Studies Association: “The Distributed Online Collaborative Course (DOCC): Toward an accessible, open, accountable, transformative and transforming feminist university of our dreams,” May 2015.

Encounters: Media Field:, “AIDS Reruns: (Re)Encountering the Past in the Age of Ongoing,” Key-Note Address with Ted Kerr, April 2015.

SCMS: Workshops Participant, “Storming Wikipedia: FemTechNet’s Distributed Pedagogy to Improve the Digital Cultural Archive; Trans Women’s Media Activism: Digital Interventions and HIV/AIDS, March 2015.

Visible Evidence: Cutting through the Noise of the Archived Self, 2014.

ASA: Doing Feminism: Event, Archive, Techne, respondant, 2014.

SCMS: Feminist and Queer Platform Studies, 2014.

Visual Culture: Militant Research, 2014.

Visible Evidence: The Facebook Documentary, 2013.

SCMS: "The Digital UnDivide: Everything is Between Theory and Practice Online,” 2013.

SCMS: “Unauthorized: An Unofficial Conversation about SCMA and HIV/AIDS,” 2013.

ASA, Socially Networked Actuality: The Facebook Documentary, 2012.

SSSS, Feminist Dialogues on Technology, 2012.

Now! Visual Culture, Feminism, Technology and Visuality, 2012.

Visible Evidence, Online AIDS Documentary, 2011.

National Ethnic Studies Assoc., Illusions of Equality and Freedom on YouTube, 2011.

SCMS: Media Futures Workshop, 2011.

Visible Evidence: Institutionalized Lesbian Cinema and its Revolutionary Roots, 2010.

Digital Media and Learning Conference: Queer You(th) Tube (via YouTube), 2010.

SCMS: Queer Mentorship: The Future of LGBTQ Film Studies, 2010.

American Studies Association: Contradictions of a Process Archive, 2009.

Visible Evidence: An Archive of Process: Women's Building Video, 2009.

College Art Association: YouTube's Ironic Free-Fall, 2009.

Future of Writing: Learning from YouTube, UCI, 2008.

OURMedia7, Ghana: What YouTube Teaches Activists, 2008.

AIDS/ART/WORK, Visual AIDS, CLAGS: To Dream with the Censor, 2008.

Console-ing Passions: Learning from Learning from YouTube, 2008.

SCMS: MP:me: Variant of a Manifesta and Creating Complex Expression of YouTube, 2008.

NITTLE: Learning from YouTube, 2008.

Int. Comm. Assoc.: Queer Realism on You Tube, May 2007.

SCMS: Teaching Media Praxis: Integrating Theory, Politics and Practice, March 2007.

Flow: Roundtable on Media Publishing, October 2006.

SCMS: "From the Scenes of Drag Queens: Todd Haynes, Genre and Queer Love," 2006.

Visible Evidence: "Media Praxis Repressed! The Consolidation of Cinema Studies" 2005.

National Critics Conference: "Missing in Action: AIDS Video Writing," May 2005.

SCMS: Chair and paper, "Remembering AIDS Video." March 2005.

Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice: Pitzer College, "Media Praxis," February 2005.

SCS: "Representing Trauma Responsibly," May 2002.

Western States Communication Association: "Video and the Public Sphere,"
moderator, 2002.

MIT Digital Cinema Conference: "Lessons from Feminist Media History," October 2000.

Visible Evidence: "Activist Video, Learning from Feminist Media History," August 1999.

Society for Cinema Studies: "Queers, Jews, Representation." Panel chair, March 1998.

SPE Regional Conference on Beauty: "Inter-Racial Beauty in
The Watermelon Woman," November 1997.

Visible Evidence: "Making Feminist Film History," September 1997.

Queer Conventions, U.C. Riverside: "Inter-racial Desire in
The Watermelon Woman," April 1997.

Duke Journal of Women’s Law and Policy Conference on Gender and AIDS:
"Knowing Each Other Through AIDS Video," with Juanita Mohammed, Feb. 1997.

AAA: "Producing Queerness: New Queer Cinema and Cultural Activism," November 1996.

Society for Cinema Studies: "Above and Beyond the New Queer Cinema," March 1996.

Society for Cinema Studies: "Bad Girls Video: Badder Than Who?" March 1995.

OutWrite: "My Life as a Gay Man/Living as a Lesbian," with Robert Reid-Pharr, March 1995

Visible Evidence: "Identity, Community and AIDS Video," August 1994.

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."

Society for Cinema Studies: Workshop Organizer, "Representing Women’s Health: Appropriating Imaging Technologies for Video Activism," February 1993.

Console-ing Passions: "Constructing Identity Through Alternative AIDS Media," 1992.

Society for Cinema Studies: "Seeing Safer Sex: Resistance, Negotiation, Dread," April 1992.

Ohio University Film Conference: "Sound and Silence in Alternative AIDS Media."
November 1991.

Society for Cinema Studies: Chair for panel, "Representing AIDS Culture." Talk presented: "Women of the AIDS Culture Represent Themselves." May 1991.

Ohio University Film Conference on Documentary: Chair for panel, "Community Produced Video." Paper presented: "Camcorder Politics." November 1990.

Society for the Scientific Study of Sex: Workshop Leader for "Representing Women's Sexuality in Sex Education and Sex Therapy Videos." November 1990.

Society for Cinema Studies: "Seeing Control: The Representation of Women’s Sexuality in Mainstream AIDS Documentary." May, 1990.

Popular Culture Association: "Constructing Authority: Documentary Form and AIDS." March, 1990.


UnionDocs, Brooklyn: Moderator, film screening, Deep Run. October 2016.

Black/Feminist/Lesbian/Queer/Trans* Cultural Production: A Symposium Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Dunye’s “The Watermelon Woman”:
conference organizer and Plenary Panel Chair, September 2016.

CUNY Grad Center: affect bleeds in feminist social networks, September 2016.

Smith College: Outfest on the Road, filmmakers panel, September 2016.

NYU: Culture and Media@30, “Producing Media Worlds” panelist, Sept. 2016.

Scripps College: Scripps Presents in Conversation with Anita Sarkeesian, 2016.

University of Arizona: Dis-Orienting AIDS Discourse Symposium, 2015.

McGill: Affective Encounters Symposium, 2015.

University of Michigan: Contemporary Feminist Video Strategies Symposium, 2015.

USC, Dept. of American Studies & Ethnicity,“Ending AIDS,” 2015.

MOCA Grand Avenue, LA: Day With(out) Art Screening and Panel, 2014.

USC: Media Arts & Practice Forum, 2014.

Amherst College: "Archiving Amherst" and Queer Archive Practices, 2014.

International Alliance of Research Universities, National University of Singapore: FemTechNet and EdTech Horizons, 2014.

University of Edinburgh: Theorising Technology in Digital Higher Education, 2014.

University of Michigan: Video Dialogue with Carol Stabile, Publish. New forms of feminist digital writing, review, and distribution 2014.

Utrecht University: To Perform a Theory of Feminist Digital Praxis: Summer 2014. Claremont McKenna College: Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, 2014.

Pomona College, Future Learning Technologies Series, 2014.

Pitzer College: Resolutions 3, Video Art Symposium: 2014.

Occidental College: AIDS TV, 2014.

UC Berkeley: How Technology Impacts Pedagogy, Online Summit, 2014.

University of Michigan: Digital Feminist Pedagogy Workshop facilitator, 2014.

Rutgers: Feminist Digital Pedagogies, Keynote, 2014.

Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts: Keynote, MOOCing the Liberal Arts? 2014.

Mid-West Higher Education Compact Policy Summit: Rise of the MOOCs, 2013.

Wainhouse Research EDU Virtual Summit: Technology on Campus: Improvement or Impediment? 2013

University of Sussex, Keynote Address, Feminist, Queer and Social Media Practice, 2013.

Cal State, San Luis Obispo, Making the Feminist Internet, 2013.

Smith College Mediating Public Spheres, Keynote Address with Anne Balsamo, 2013.

CUNY Grad Center: Dialogue with Natalie Bookchin, Digital Poverty, 2013.

Saint Lawrence University, Digital Humanities, Keynote Address. 2013.

UCLA Film Archive: Moderator for screening of United in Anger, 2013.

InVisible Crisis: NYU, Invited Speaker, 2013.

Fembot Unconference, Invited Participant, University of Oregon, 2013.

Pinkwashing/Homonationalism, Grad Center, CUNY, panel moderator, 2013.

Martha Wilson conversation, Otis Public Practice Program, panel moderator, 2013.

UCLA Center for the Study of Women, panel moderator, Thinking Gender, 2013.

Palm Springs Art Museum: Day Without Art, Video Remains and Memorials. 2012.

NITLE Online Seminar: FemTechNet: The First DOCC, a Feminist MOOC, 2012.

UCLA: Cinema and Media Studies Program's Graduate Colloquium, 2012.

Scripps College Humanities Institute series, “Social Media/Social Change,” 2012.

Artist Talk with Natalie Bookchin, LACE, 2012.

Colby College, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 2012.

Smith College: Social Justice and Documentary, 2012.

UC Riverside, Conversations in New Media, 2012.

Yale University, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Lecture Series, 2012.

Swarthmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr: Re: Humanities 12, Keynote Speaker, 2012.

Los Angeles Film Forum, Video from the Woman’s Building, 2011.

Occidental College: Mellon Digital Scholarship Speaker’s Series, 2011.

Princeton University: Forbes College, Digital Media Lab, 2011.

UCLA, Feminist Art and PST, 2011.

Rutgers, Distinguished Lecture Series at the Institute for Research on Women, 2011.

Otis College, Doin’ It in Public, curator’s walk-through, 2011.

USC Vectors Summer Digital Humanities Institute, Writing Online, 2011.

Getty Museum, Diversions and Diversity: New Publics in Los Angeles, 2011

UC Irvine, Composing ThirdTube, 2011.

CGU, Learning from YouTube, 2011.

University of Toronto: YouTube or ThirdTube: "Democracy," and the Digital Divide, 2011

OCADU:  Towards ThirdTube: Feminist Online Self-Reflexive Critical Pedagogy, 2011

NYU: Towards ThirdTube: Feminist Online Self-Reflexive Critical Pedagogy, 2011.

Women in View: Sex, Money, Media: Keynote Speaker, Simon Fraser University, 2010.

UC Berkeley: Women, Poverty and Globalization Series, Revolt on YouTube, 2010.

USC: Vectors, Summer Humanities Institute, Publishing Learning from YouTube, 2010.

Carnegie Mellon: Center for Arts in Society, Collaboration in Media Studies, 2010.

UCSD: Youth Media, Sensory Ability, and Visual Culture: Learning from Fred, 2010.

UC Riverside: The Corpus of Corpus, 2010.

Brown University, Animating Archives, "Publishing Learning from YouTube," 2009.

USCS: New Trends in Media Studies Speaker's Series, "Publishing Learning from YouTube, 2009.

Boston University: Ulrike Ottinger Symposium: A Critical Symposium, 2009.

Harvard University: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis, Remarks, 2009.

University of Iowa: Keynote address, Avant-Doc: Intersections of the Avant-Garde and Documentary, "Irony is Ubiquitous," 2009.

Elearn: Invited Speaker, AACE, "Five Lessons of YouTube," 2008.

UC Riverside: AIDS, Memory and Activism. 2008.

CUNY Grad Center, CLAGS, AIDS/Art/Work, 2008.

Fowler Museum, UCLA, To Dream and Dance with the Censor: AIDS Video, 2008.

LACE, Institutions at Risk (Cultural Institutions and the AIDS Crisis), 2008.

USC: DIY Summit, The State of the Art, Learning from YouTube, 2008.

Pacific Film Archive, F is for Phony, 2008.

University of Oregon: Screening and faculty seminar on Black Male Sexuality, 2007.

Claremont Graduate University: Bradshaw Conference, Politics of Culture, 2007.

Irvine: Keywords: Immunity: 2006.

Cal Arts: AIDS and Video, 2006.

UCLA: Symposium: Out of the Closet, Into the Vaults: 2006.

Scripps Humanities Institute: F is for Phony: 2005.

UCSB: Keynote Speaker, Looking Beyond the Written Word, "Media Praxis," 2005.

Rutgers University, History Department: Memory, Race and the Archive: 2005.

UCLA, Make Art/Stop AIDS: 2004.

Fire in the Library, Conversations on the Future: Organized by Eugenia Butler, 2004.

Ohio University, Feminist Activist Video, 2004.

Middlebury College: Women and Prison, 2003.

Reelife: College of Sante Fe, 2002.

4th Women's Film Festival in Soeul: Activist Video, 2002.

Queer Graduation: Selected Speaker, Claremont Colleges, 2002.

Pomona College: Documentary and Sociology Conference, 2002.

Amherst College: "Naming Prairie and Making Family," 2002.

UC Riverside: Sexualities and Knowledges, featured speaker, 2002.

University of Wyoming: "Trauma and Video," 2001.

Persistent Vision: "Fever in the Archive," 2001.

Guggenheim Museum: "Fever in the Archive," AIDS Activist Video Retrospective, 2000.

Outfest: panel moderator, "Lesbianism, Feminism, Film: Where are We Now?" 1999.

USC: "Making Alternative Film: The Watermelon Woman," September 1998.

Outfest: "Violence in Queer Cinema," July 1998.

San Francisco Camerawork: "Representing AIDS in a New Decade," June 1998.

CGU: "20 Short Revelations About Feminist Film and Video History," April 1998.

University of Rochester, "AIDS, Feminist History and Black Lesbian Film," October 1998.

Women’s Studies Film Festival, Oakland University: featured speaker, Fall 1997.

USC, graduate course on Video with Professor Michael Renov, Summer 1997.

USC, "Out of Bounds: Minorities in Film," The Watermelon Woman, 1997.

Independent Feature Project/West, 1997 Independent Financing Conference, April 1997.

NYU, Media, Culture, and Humanities Center: "Autobahn Straight to the Center:
The Commodification of the New Queer Cinema," March 1997.

USC: Screening and discussion of The Watermelon Woman, December 1996.

UCLA: The Watermelon Woman, lesbian film class, Women’s Studies, April 1996.

UCLA: "AIDS TV," symposium on media and activism, Film Studies, March 1996.

Cal State San Bernadino: "Feminist Film and Video," November 1995.

Hampshire College: Workshop on activist video, September 1994.

Temple University: MFA Colloquium, presentation on feminist and AIDS video, May 1994.

Trenton State University: "AIDS TV: Women and Video," February 1994.

Temple Communications Dept. Colloquium: "Video Art and Activism," April 1993.

Bryn Mawr College: "Pleasure and Danger in Women’s Pornography," March 1993.

Columbia University Film Seminar: Respondent for paper presented by Ella Shohat,
March 1993.

Bryn Mawr College: "Hateful Images: Women's Bodies in the Media," Oct. and Nov. 1992.

University of Rochester Screening, Series of New Works By Women.
Screening and talk. December 1991.

Pittsburgh Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. "Watching Video/Constructing Community."
Panelist on day long symposium concerning Marginality and Film Reception. Oct. 1991.

WE CARE: 50 community screenings and presentations including: The Whitney Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, Donnell Media Center, Women in the Director's Chair Festival, Downtown Community Television Center. Fall, 1990 through Spring, 1991.

"Makers as Users Conference." Speaker on panel concerning activist media production,
Hunter College. November, 1990.

The Humanities Institute, New York University, "The Reception of Culturally Specific Work by Cultural Outsiders." November, 1990.

"Videos and Films by Women." Hunter College, Department of Art. June, 1990.

"A Week of Sundays." Screening and discussion at St. Clement’s Church on women and AIDS. November, 1989.

New film and video, Brown University. "Videos on Women and AIDS." Screening and discussion of AIDS tapes for weekly seminar. April, 1989.

The Kitchen, NY. "Video for Advocacy, Resistance and Self-Empowerment." Screening and discussion. April, 1988.

Visit Alex online

A network of hundreds of international scholars and artists

Feminist Online Spaces:
Building & Linking Principled Sites in Collaboration

an experiment in digital embodied collective feminist media praxis

PerpiTube: Repurposing Social Media Spaces:

WordPress Blog: aljean.wordpress.com

YouTube Class: youtube.com/mediapraxisme

Media Praxis Online Publication: www.mediapraxis.org


Creativity and Innovation Course Planning Grant Award, 5C creativity and innovation initiative, 2015.

Pembroke Center for Research on Women, Technology grant for FemTechNet, 2013.

Canadian Research Council, symposium support, FemTechNet, 2013.

UC HRI Working Group Grant, FemTechNet, 2012.

Mellon Local-Global Curriculum Development Grant: Feminist Dialogues on Tech., 2012.

2011 BLAIS Challenge Award: Feminist, Anti-Racist Networking, 2011-12.

Researcher, Getty Funded Exhibit and Publication, for Pacific Standard Time:
The Art of the Woman’s Building, 2009-10.

Fellow: NEH Summer Fellowship program, USC’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy, 2009.

Changemaker's Grant: Media Praxis class, 2008.

ACE Fellow in Academic Administration: Fellowship finalist, 2005.

Project Pericles: Course development for "Video and Diversity," Summer 2004.

Pitzer in Ontario Teaching Grant: course development, Summer 2003.

NEH Summer Seminar: Punishment, Society and Culture, Amherst College, 2002.

Mellon Intercultural Learning Through Technology Grant, 2001.

CCCSI: Summer Research Grant for Community Video, 2000.

Mellon Project of the Claremont Colleges: Summer Research Grant, 1997.

Irvine Enterprise Award for Service Learning: To support participation in "ISM" project. One of 12 schools selected for national Ford Foundation funded video project.

Mellon Fellowship: Bryn Mawr College, 1994-95.

The Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund for Independent Video: Criticism Grant for the completion of the article "Body/Image in Women’s Video."

Society for Cinema Studies: Dissertation Award, First Place, 1993.

Amherst College. Copeland Fellow for dissertation research and writing. A residential fellowship for the Spring term, 1991.

New York University. Jay Leyda Memorial Award, 1988; Lew and Eddie Wasserman Scholarship, 1986-87. Teaching and Graduate Assistantships, 1987-1990.

Amherst College. Henry P. Field and Amherst Memorial Fellowships, 1986-90; George Rogers Taylor Prize, 1986. Phi Beta Kappa. Summa Cum Laude.


PAM Residency: with Laila Shereen Sakr, 2015.

Wexner Center for the Arts: Editing Fellowship for SCALE: 2007.

Columbia College Institute for Women and Gender in the Media and Arts.
Research grant for SCALE (2007).

Nominee: Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship (1994, 2000, 2002)
Alpert Award in the Arts (2003)

C-100, Inc., Production Support for Released, 2000.

Astraea Fund for Women: post-production grant for Women of Vision, 1998.

California Council on the Humanities: Research Award for Women of Vision, 1994.

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Second Place in Student Documentary for Safer and Sexier: A College Student’s Guide to Safer Sex, 1994.

Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Completion Grant, 1992.

New York Foundation for the Arts. Video Fellowship, 1991.

New York Council for the Arts. Distribution Grant, 1991.

Women Make Movies. Editing Award, 1990.

New York Council for the Humanities. Pre-Production and Production Grants, 1989-90.

Astraea Fund for Women. Production Grant, 1990.

ArtMatters. Production Grant, 1989.

Global Village. Artist-in-Residence Grant, 1988.



Video Exhibitions

Feature Film Production

Documentary Production


Presidential Search Committee, Alternate: 2015.

Director, MCSI: 2013-2016.

Pitzer Representative to Digital Humanities Mellon Grant Steering Committee.

Pitzer Representative to WitsOn: online mentoring for women in STEM.

Advancement, Promotion and Tenure: elected committee, 2008-10.

Chair, Diversity Committee: 2004-5, 2011-13.
  Co-chair, Policy Task Force on Affirmative Action.

Chair, Committee on Campus Climate and Civility: 2004-5.

Co-chair, Ad-hoc Committee on Educational Objectives, 2004-5.

Trustees Committee on Social Responsibility: 2004-5.

Elected to Faculty Executive Committee: 2000-2002.

Diversity Committee: 2001-02.

Academic Standards Committee: 1999-2000.

Chair, Academic Events Committee, 1996-97; member 1995-96.

Voting member, Gender and Feminist Studies field group, 1995-7.

Founding member, Inter-collegiate Media Studies group, 1995-present.

Founding Member, Lamda Committee on GLBT of the Claremont Colleges, Spring, 1997.

Screening Series, Organized and Funded:
  Pitzer Cinematheque (funded by the Pitzer Forum 2001-03),
  Imagining Labor (the Forum, 2001-02) ,
  F is for Phony (the Forum, 2000),
  InMediate Future (Weigund Grant, 1999)

Alumni in Media, Day-Long Conference, 2001.

Presentations: Alumni Weekends, Parent’s Days, 1995-present.

Media Studies Job Search Committees: Pomona (2), CMC (1), Pitzer (2)

PhD Committees, CGU Cultural Studies

S. Kafai, “Re-inscribing Disability: The Performative Activism of Sins Invalid” (2014)

A. Thorne, “Framing a Blaxicana Identity: A Cultural Ethnography of Family, Race, and Community in The Valley Homes Lincoln Heights, Ohio, 1955-1960” (2012)

S. Falero, “Everyone's a Critic: Television Without Pity.com and the Dynamics of Audience Agency” (2011)

M. Cartier, Baby, “You are my Religion: The Emergence of ‘Theelogy’ in Pre-Stonewall Butch-femme/gay Women's Bar Culture and Community” (2010)

T. Larkin, “The Vismistic Triadic of Activism, Artivism, Performativism: Performing Artistic Praxis as Aesthetic Identity” (2011)

F. Avalos, “The two sided coin: an examination of on-line and off-line communication in social justice movements” (2009)

N. Shaked, “The Paradox of Identity Politics as an Agent in Critical Art: 1970's-1990's” (2007)

J. Lerner, “The Ruins of Modernity: The Maya in the Modernist Imagination, 1839—2003” (2006)

D. Sandoval, “Bajito y Suavecito/Low and Slow: Cruising Through Lowrider Culture” (2003)


Co-Curator, Obsessive Video Practice. Day With(Out) Art, Decmber 1, 2016.

Co-Curator, EVERDAY. Visual AIDS Art Show, La Mama, December 2016

Herb Alpert Award Panelist: 2015.

Prison Based Education Efforts with the Prison Education Project: 2014-2015.

Peer Panelist, COLA Award, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, 2013.

Evaluator: Swiss National Science Foundation Commission for Public Science Communication; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: 2011.

PerpiTube Symposium, day-long event, Pitzer College, 2011.

Fire in the Belly, Roundtable on Censorship, LACE, 2010

Queer Mentor, SCMS Queer Caucus Mentor Program, 2010-present.

Doctoral Program Evaluator, Becoming Media, for the Austrian Science Fund, 2009.

Project advisor, beta-testing: www.socratube.com and TheWebisodes.com, 2008.

Resolutions3, Contemporary Video Art Practices, Advisory Committee, 2008-09.

WASC Accreditation Evaluation Team Member for Art Center College of Design, 2007.

GLQ: Editor, Moving Image Section: 2008-2013.

Cinema Journal Editorial Board: 2003-8.

Outsider Evaluator for Promotion and Tenure:
   So. IL, Rutgers, UCSB, CUNY State Island, 2014
   Bryn Mawr, Smith, Brown, 2013.
   Univ. of Toronto, UCSD, CUNY, Bennett College, 2012.
   FSU, 2011.
   Ohio and Bentley Universities, USC, 2010;
   USC, Syracuse, and American Universities, 2009;
   Boston University, USC, UC Riverside, 2008.
   Harvey Mudd, 2007.
   CU Boulder, Summer 2007;
   Boston University, 2006;
   UCLA, Loyola Marymount, Harvey Mudd College, 2005.
   American Univ., Irvine, 2004;
   UCSD, 2003;
   Occidental College, CGU, UCLA Art, 2002;
   Univ of Rochester, UCLA, 2001;
   University of Denver, 2000.

Manuscript and Journal Reviews for:
Southern Illinois, University Press, Duke University Press, University of Minnesota Press, University of Toronto Press, GLQ, Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Routledge Press, IJLM, Columbia University Press, Continuum Books, Rutgers University Press, MELUS, First Monday, Ashgate Publishing, SAGE, Intellect Books, Journal of Television and New Media, The Scholar & Feminist Online.

Women in the Director's Chair 20th Anniversary, Honorary Chairperson, 2000.

Documentary competition judge, Outfest, 2002.


PerpiTube: RePurposing Social Media Spaces

Artillery Mag 6:2 (Nov/Dec): “Featured Review: PerpiTube,” Christopher Michno, http://www.artillerymag.com/mini-reviews/.

Inland Empire Weekly: “Viral Art,” by Jessica Druck: http://www.ieweekly.com/cms/story/detail/viral_art/4058/.

Learning From YouTube

“Free Video Book from MIT Press Challenges Limits of Scholarship,” by Marc Perry, The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 20, 2012: chronicle.com/article/Free-Video-Book-From/126427

“YouTube 101 – Yes, It’s a Real Class,” by Andy Carvin, learning.now, September 18, 2007: www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/2007/09/
youtube 101 yes its a real cla 1.html

Humanities Scholars Discuss Their 'Shared Mental Map' for a New Age of Digital Communication, by Jennifer Howard. http://chronicle.com/article/Humanities-Scholars-Discuss/128282/


Video Remains

Christoper Castiglia and Christopher Reed, If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS and the Promise of the Queer Past (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012): Chapter 5.

Roger Hallas, Reframing Bodies: AIDS, Bearing Witness and the Queer Moving Image (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009).

Featured on kcet.org/explore-ca


Women of Vision

“Feminists on Film,” by Rachel Rinadlo, In these Times, April 30, 2001: www.inthesetimes.com/article/1489.

“And Introducing…the Female Director: Documentaries about Women Filmmakers as Feminist Activism,” Kelly Hankin, NWSA Journal, 19: 1 (Spring) 59-88.

F is for Phony

“F is for Phony,” by Michael Sicinski, Cineaste, 32:3 (2007): www.cineaste.com/articles/book-review-f-is-for-phony.htm

“Where the Truth Lies: When Reality Ain’t,” Runn Sutton, Documentary (Feb 2007): 38-39.

Dear Gabe

Educational Media Reviews online: Dear Gabe, Liza Flanzrich: 2006.