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

Research Keywords

  • Film Theory, New Media and Digital Culture, Feminist, Gender and LGBTQ Studies, Independent Cinema, Convergence Cultures, Queer Cinema, YouTube, Web Series


  • "Exclusive Oscar Sneak Peak," Red Carpet Focus Event, Salt Lake Film Society, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 11/2017.
  • "Queerly Reading, Queerbaiting, and Representing Homoeroticism Onscreen: Teaching Nip/Tuck and Superbad," University Film and Video Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA . Conference Paper, Presented, 08/2017.
  • "Excavating the Brick and Mortar: Reinvestigating the Art House in the Digital Age," History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception Circuits of Cinema Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada . Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2017.
  • "Her Story: Representing Transgenderism in the Web Series," Flow Conference, Austin, TX. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/2016.
  • "Theorizing Fan Cultures, Producing Fan Texts," Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2016.
  • “Losing It With John Stamos: Indie Stars, Animation, and Aesthetics on Yahoo Screen,” Film & History Conference, Madison, WI . Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2015.
  • “Not Your Typical IMAX Experience: Cinemagoing and Spectacle at Jordan’s Furniture,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, Canada. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2015.


  • Sarah E. S. Sinwell (2018). "Excavating the Brick and Mortar: Reinvestigating the Art House in the Digital Age" . The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media and Culture. Vol. 18, 70-88. Published, 01/2018.
  • Sarah E. S. Sinwell, Co-Editor & Cynthia Baron (2018). Reinvestigating Art House Exhibition in an Era of Convergence. The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media and Culture. Published, 01/2018.
  • Sarah E. S. Sinwell (2017). "#MakeReyAsexual and #KeepJugheadAsexual: Asexuality, Queerness and Representation on Twitter" . Theory and Feminism. Oxford University Press. Accepted, 08/29/2017.
  • “Go Digital or Go Dark: Crowdfunding, Independent Financing and Art House Exhibition on Kickstarter.” In A Companion to American Indie Film. Ed. Geoff King. Malden and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Published, 12/2016.
  • “Women Make Movies: Chicken and Egg Pictures, Gamechanger Films, and the Future of Female Independent Filmmaking.” In Indie Reframed: Women and Contemporary American Independent Cinema. Ed. Linda Badley, Claire Perkins, and Michele Schreiber. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press. Published, 11/2016.
  • “Aliens and Asexuality: Media Representation, Queerness and Asexual Visibility.” Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives. NY and London: Routledge, 2014. Published, 03/2014.
  • “Written on the Child: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Gummo.” Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • “Mapping the (Adolescent) Male Body: Queerness, Pedophilia, and Perversion in L.I.E. and Mysterious Skin.” Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies 7.2 (Fall 2013): 141-155. Published, 10/2013.
  • "Sex, Bugs, and Isabella Rossellini: The Making and Marketing of Green Porno." Women's Studies Quarterly 38:3-4 (Fall/Winter 2010): 118-137. Published, 10/2010.
  • "Is Malkovich Malkovich? Sexual Identity on a String." In Film and Sexual Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholarly Press, 2006. Published, 09/2006.