SARAH E. S. SINWELL portrait
  • Associate Professor, Film & Media Arts Department
  • Assistant Professor, Film & Media Arts Department
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Professional Service

  • Entity: Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism Reviewer. 2021 - present
  • Entity: Mai: Feminism and Visual Culture Reviewer. 2021 - present
  • Judge, F&MAD Film Festival Asia. 2021 - 2021
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Presenter, “Making a Run at the Job Market” Panel. 2021 - present
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Mentor, Graduate Student Organization. 2021 - present
  • Entity: National Science Centre, Poland Grant Reviewer. 2021 - present
  • Vice Chair, Executive Board, Salt Lake Film Society. 2021 - present
  • Entity: Feminist Media Studies Reviewer. 2020 - present
  • Entity: New Review of Film and Television Studies, 2020-present Reviewer. 2020 - present
  • Entity: Fan Studies North America Mentoring Network Mentor. 2019 - present
  • Entity: Frontiers, A Journal of Women Studies Reviewer. 2019 - present
  • Moderator and Panelist, “Discussion of Rhys Ernst’s Adam,” Salt Lake Film Society. 2019 - 2019
  • Invited Presentation, “It Happened One Night,” Salt Lake Film Society. 2019 - 2019
  • Entity: Fan and Audience Studies Scholarly Interest Group, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Mentor. 2019 - present
  • Entity: The Review of Communication Reviewer. 2019 - present
  • Invited Presentation, “Exclusive Oscar Sneak Peak,” Red Carpet Focus Event, Salt Lake Film Society. 2018 - 2018
  • Invited Panelist, “Where Are the Women? Shaping Women’s History Through Sculpture,” Impact Hub, Salt Lake City, UT. 2018 - 2018
  • Juror, Utah Screenwriters Project. 2018 - 2018
  • Invited Presentation, “The Greatest Women Directors,” KUED/Red Carpet Club Event, Salt Lake Film Society. 2018 - 2018
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Role: Mentor. Alexander Doty Mentorship Program. 2018 - present
  • "Exclusive Oscar Sneak Peak," Red Carpet Focus Event, Salt Lake Film Society, Salt Lake City, UT. 2017 - 2017
  • Entity: The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media and Culture Member, Editorial Board. 2017 - present
  • Entity: Salt Lake Film Society Member, Cultural Committee. 2017 - present
  • Entity: Salt Lake Film Society Secretary, Executive Board. 2017 - present
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Organizer, Grrrls Night Out. 2016 - 2019
  • Entity: Wallflower Press Reviewer. 2016 - present
  • Art House Convergence. 2016 - present
  • Salt Lake Film Society. 2015 - present
  • Entity: Salt Lake Film Society Governing Board. 2015 - present
  • Entity: Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Reviewer. 2015 - present
  • Entity: Routledge Press Reviewer. 2015 - present
  • Entity: Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture Reviewer. 2012 - present
  • Entity: New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film Reviewer. 2012 - present

Internal Service

  • Member, Search Committee, Media Arts Position, Department of Film and Media Arts. 2021 - present. service.
  • Panelist, Mentoring Workshop. 2021 - 2021. service.
  • Member, Core Curriculum Working Group, Department of Film and Media Arts. 2021 - present. service.
  • Member, MFA Selection Committee, Department of Film and Media Arts. 2021 - present. service.
  • Member, MFA Selection Committee. 2021 - present. service.
  • Chair, CFA Curriculum Committee. 2020 - 2021. service.
  • Reviewer, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. 2020 - 2020. service.
  • Member, Scholarship Selection Committee. 2020 - present. service.
  • Member, Faculty Excellence Award Selection Committee, College of Fine Arts, University of Utah. 2020 - present. service.
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee, Department of Film and Media Arts, University of Utah. 2019 - 2021. service.
  • Member, CFA Curriculum Committee, College of Fine Arts, University of Utah. 2019 - 2021. service.
  • Faculty Advisor, Collaborative Capstone Project, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of Utah. 2019 - 2019. service.
  • Chair, Academic Appeals Committee, College of Fine Arts, University of Utah. 2019 - present. service.
  • Faculty Mentor, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Utah. 2019 - 2019. service.
  • Search Committee, Morales Fellowship in Documentary Production Position, Department of Film and Media Arts. Member, 2018 - 2019. service.
  • Search Committee, Chair Position, Department of Film and Media Arts, College of Fine Arts. Member, 2018 - 2019. service.
  • Faculty Excellence Award Selection Committee. Member, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Strategic Planning Subcommittee for New Knowledge. 2017 - 2019. service.
  • Search Committee, Animation Position, Department of Film and Media Arts. 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Curriculum Committee, Department of Film and Media Arts. 2017 - 2021. service.
  • Search Committee, Media Arts Production Position, Department of Film and Media Arts. 2017 - 2017. service.
  • Scholarship Selection Committee, Department of Film and Media Arts. 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Editorial Board, Studio (College of Fine Arts Magazine). 2016 - 2019. service.
  • Search Committee, Emerging Media Position. 2016 - 2017. service.
  • Academic Appeals Committee. 2016 - present. service.
  • Publicity Committtee. 2016 - present. service.
  • Faculty Committee on Community and Governmental Relations. 2016 - present. service.
  • Graduate School Committee. Member, 2015 - 2018. service.
  • Retention, Promotion and Tenure Document Revision Committee. 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Film and Media Arts Festival. Judge, 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Faculty Counsel. 2015 - 2017. service.
  • College Council. 2015 - 2017. service.
  • Building Committee. Member, 2015 - present. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Co-chair, Dee Council, University of Utah. 2021
  • Faculty Grant. Digital Matters, University of Utah, 2021
  • Understanding Digital Culture: Humanist Lenses for Internet Research. NEH Grant, 2020
  • Fellow. Dee Council, University of Utah, 2020
  • Faculty Research Grant. University Research Committee, University of Utah, 2019
  • Faculty Excellence Award in Research. College of Fine Arts, University of Utah, 2019
  • Fellow. Dee Council, University of Utah, 2019
  • Make Time for Research Grant. 2018
  • University Teaching Grant, Videographic Criticism Workshop. 2017
  • Research in Progress Grant. 2017
  • University Research Grant, Faculty Fellow. 2017

In the Media

  • Tom Follows, Review of Indie Cinema Online, New Review of Film and Television Studies, November 1, 2021: 1-4. 2021.
  • Fox 13 TV Interview, “The Future of Movie Theaters” . 2021.
  • NPR Marketplace Interview, “Disney’s Reorganization Puts the Spotlight on Streaming". 2020. https://www.marketplace.org/2020/10/13/disneys-reo...