Central European University, Budapest
November 18, 2019
Presented paper "Exploitation Ethnographic Film and Medieval Cartographic Imagination"
Ludwig-Uhland-Institut für Empirische Kulturwissenschaft Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen
October 21, 2019
Presented paper "Medieval Media Studies: Dreams, Spectacle, and the Digital Imaginary"
Getty Scholar Year Symposium: MONUMENTALITY, The Getty
May 7-8, 2019
Presented paper "Cinema in Extremis: Mount Everest and the Poetics of Monumentality"
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
March 14-18, 2018
Presented paper "In Marco Polo's Footsteps: The Enigma of Expedition Cinema"
"Finding One's Place: Photography and Its Many Dimensions" Symposium
Los Angeles County Museum of Art and California Museum of Photography | University of California, Riverside
February 1-2, 2019
Presented paper "Vertiginous Cinema: Films of Mount Everest in the 1920s"
On September 8th, 2016 at Baruch College's Performing Arts Center, colleagues, friends and family were greeted by author and professor Alison Griffiths at the book signing for her latest work, Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America (Columbia University Press, 2016)
Carceral Fantasies explores the little-known history of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the prison emerged as a setting and narrative trope in modern cinema. Opening remarks were made by Dr. Aldemaro Romero Jr., the newly appointed Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and David Birdsell, Dean of the Baruch College School of Public and International Affairs. Baruch College President Mitchel Wallerstein was in attendance as well as many colleagues, family, and friends of the author.