Film Studies Instructors

Zach Finch is a Ph.D. student in Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies at UWM. His M.A. is in English-Film Studies from North Carolina State University. His research interests include national cinemas (particularly Scottish National Cinema), film genres (particularly sci-fi/fantasy and the rock and roll musical), film techniques, and comics.

e-mail: zfinch@uwm.edu

Bridget Kies is a Ph.D. student in Media, Cinema and Digital Studies at UWM. Her research looks at masculinity in television, film, and fan communities.

e-mail: bkies@uwm.edu

Molly McCourtis a PhD candidate in the Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies track at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her M.A. in English Literature from John Carroll University. Molly's research and teaching interests include masculinity, national identity, road narratives, the American Dream in 20th and 21st century film and television.

e-mail: mmm72@uwm.edu

Jessica Johnston is an MA candidate for Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies at UWM. She holds a BA in English (concentration in Film Studies and Creative Writing) from the University of Montana. In addition to having teaching experience in freshman composition and film production and editing, her research interests include media studies, popular culture, feminism and gender studies, participatory culture, and digital and visual rhetoric.

e-mail: johnst84@uwm.edu