I am an author, a seasoned film critic and feature writer, and an intrepid traveler.
I write mostly about film, although I have written about Italian art, food, wine and travel. I am the "Cinema" columnist for the Washington, D.C.-based Ambassador, and I write frequently for the New York City-based Cineaste. My work has also appeared recently in the LA Times and The Brooklyn Eagle, among many other online and print outlets.
My recent book is "Cinematic Quests for Identity: The Hero's Encounter with the Beast" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.). I am also the author of "Gender Equity Module: Ensuring Unbiased Behavior in an All-Girl Environment" (GSUSA, 1994), a first-of-its-kind module on bias in all-girl informal educational environments.
For the past 20 years, I have been a full and part time academic in graduate and undergraduate departments of English, film and writing. I have taught at Rutgers, Pratt, several CUNY colleges, and at Dine College on the Navajo Reservation.
I am a native New Yorker, and reside in Manhattan with my husband and our cats. At this writing, I am working on my next film book.