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

  • Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism. Reviewer. 10/20/2021 - present
  • Mai: Feminism and Visual Culture. Reviewer. 06/11/2021 - present
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Presenter, “Making a Run at the Job Market” Panel. 04/15/2021 - present
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Mentor, Graduate Student Organization. 03/20/2021 - present
  • National Science Centre, Poland. Grant Reviewer. 03/15/2021 - present
  • Feminist Media Studies. Reviewer. 05/2020 - present
  • New Review of Film and Television Studies, 2020-present. Reviewer. 01/2020 - present
  • Frontiers, A Journal of Women Studies. Reviewer. 10/2019 - present
  • Fan Studies North America Mentoring Network. Mentor. 10/2019 - present
  • Fan and Audience Studies Scholarly Interest Group, Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Mentor. 03/2019 - present
  • The Review of Communication. Reviewer. 02/2019 - present
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Role: Mentor. Alexander Doty Mentorship Program. 03/2018 - present
  • The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media and Culture. Member, Editorial Board. 10/2017 - present
  • Salt Lake Film Society. Secretary, Executive Board. 06/2017 - present
  • Salt Lake Film Society. Member, Cultural Committee. 06/2017 - present
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Organizer, Grrrls Night Out. 11/2016 - 03/2019
  • Wallflower Press. Reviewer. 06/2016 - present
  • Salt Lake Film Society. Governing Board. 11/2015 - present
  • Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Reviewer. 09/2015 - present
  • Routledge Press. Reviewer. 06/2015 - present
  • Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture. Reviewer. 06/2012 - present
  • New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film. Reviewer. 06/2012 - present

Internal Service

  • Member, Search Committee, Media Arts Position, Department of Film and Media Arts. 11/12/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Panelist, Mentoring Workshop. 02/10/2021 - 02/10/2021. University service.
  • Member, Core Curriculum Working Group, Department of Film and Media Arts. 01/15/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Member, MFA Selection Committee. 01/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Member, MFA Selection Committee, Department of Film and Media Arts. 01/01/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Chair, CFA Curriculum Committee. 08/2020 - 05/30/2021. College service.
  • Reviewer, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. 05/2020 - 08/2020. College service.
  • Member, Scholarship Selection Committee. 04/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Member, Faculty Excellence Award Selection Committee, College of Fine Arts, University of Utah. 01/2020 - present. College service.
  • Member, CFA Curriculum Committee, College of Fine Arts, University of Utah. 08/2019 - 05/31/2021. College service.
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee, Department of Film and Media Arts, University of Utah. 08/2019 - 05/31/2021. Department service.
  • Faculty Advisor, Collaborative Capstone Project, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of Utah. 05/2019 - 08/2019. University service.
  • Chair, Academic Appeals Committee, College of Fine Arts, University of Utah. 01/2019 - present. College service.
  • Faculty Mentor, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Utah. 01/2019 - 05/2019. University service.
  • Search Committee, Morales Fellowship in Documentary Production Position, Department of Film and Media Arts. Member, 11/2018 - 05/2019. Department service.
  • Search Committee, Chair Position, Department of Film and Media Arts, College of Fine Arts. Member, 09/2018 - 05/2019. College service.
  • Faculty Excellence Award Selection Committee. Member, 03/2018 - 04/2018. College service.
  • Strategic Planning Subcommittee for New Knowledge. 11/2017 - 05/2019. College service.
  • Search Committee, Animation Position, Department of Film and Media Arts. 11/2017 - 05/2018. Department service.
  • Curriculum Committee, Department of Film and Media Arts. 10/2017 - 05/31/2021. Department service.
  • Search Committee, Media Arts Production Position, Department of Film and Media Arts. 08/2017 - 12/2017. Department service.
  • Scholarship Selection Committee, Department of Film and Media Arts. 05/2017 - 05/2018. Department service.
  • Editorial Board, Studio (College of Fine Arts Magazine). 10/2016 - 05/2019. College service.
  • Publicity Committtee. 07/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Committee on Community and Governmental Relations. 07/2016 - present. University service.
  • Academic Appeals Committee. 07/2016 - present. College service.
  • Search Committee, Emerging Media Position. 07/2016 - 05/2017. Department service.
  • Graduate School Committee. Member, 11/2015 - 05/2018. Department service.
  • Retention, Promotion and Tenure Document Revision Committee. 10/2015 - 05/2016. Department service.
  • Film and Media Arts Festival. Judge, 09/2015 - 09/2015. Department service.
  • Building Committee. Member, 08/2015 - present. Department service.
  • College Council. 08/2015 - 07/2017. College service.
  • Faculty Counsel. 08/2015 - 07/2017. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Judge, F&MAD Film Festival Asia. 06/01/2021 - 07/30/2021
  • Vice Chair, Executive Board, Salt Lake Film Society. 01/12/2021 - present
  • Moderator and Panelist, “Discussion of Rhys Ernst’s Adam,” Salt Lake Film Society. 09/2019 - 09/2019
  • Invited Presentation, “It Happened One Night,” Salt Lake Film Society. 06/2019 - 06/2019
  • Invited Presentation, “Exclusive Oscar Sneak Peak,” Red Carpet Focus Event, Salt Lake Film Society. 11/2018 - 11/2018
  • Invited Panelist, “Where Are the Women? Shaping Women’s History Through Sculpture,” Impact Hub, Salt Lake City, UT. 08/2018 - 08/2018
  • Juror, Utah Screenwriters Project. 06/2018 - 07/2018
  • Invited Presentation, “The Greatest Women Directors,” KUED/Red Carpet Club Event, Salt Lake Film Society. 04/2018 - 04/2018
  • "Exclusive Oscar Sneak Peak," Red Carpet Focus Event, Salt Lake Film Society, Salt Lake City, UT. 11/2017 - 11/2017
  • Art House Convergence. 01/2016 - present
  • Salt Lake Film Society. 11/2015 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Co-chair, Dee Council, University of Utah. 05/15/2021
  • Faculty Grant. Digital Matters, University of Utah, 01/2021
  • Understanding Digital Culture: Humanist Lenses for Internet Research. NEH Grant, 07/2020
  • Fellow. Dee Council, University of Utah, 01/2020
  • Faculty Research Grant. University Research Committee, University of Utah, 11/2019
  • Faculty Excellence Award in Research. College of Fine Arts, University of Utah, 04/2019
  • Fellow. Dee Council, University of Utah, 04/2019
  • Make Time for Research Grant. 01/17/2018
  • University Teaching Grant, Videographic Criticism Workshop. 11/08/2017
  • Research in Progress Grant. 05/29/2017
  • University Research Grant, Faculty Fellow. 01/30/2017

In the Media

  • Tom Follows, Review of Indie Cinema Online, New Review of Film and Television Studies, November 1, 2021: 1-4. 11/01/2021.
  • Fox 13 TV Interview, “The Future of Movie Theaters” . 03/30/2021.
  • NPR Marketplace Interview, “Disney’s Reorganization Puts the Spotlight on Streaming". 10/13/2020. https://www.marketplace.org/2020/10/13/disneys-reo...