SARAH E. S. SINWELL portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Film & Media Arts Department
801-581-5127

Research Keywords

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

Presentations

  • “Showrunning Activism: Embodying Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Media,” Cine-feminisms and the Academy Symposium, Sydney, Australia. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2019.
  • “(Re)Casting Ruby Rose: Mapping Queer Fan Backlash on Twitter,” Fan Studies North America Conference, Chicago, IL . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2019.
  • “Asexuality and Queer Representation in Film and Television,” LGBT Resource Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT . Presentation, Presented, 10/2019.
  • “Infinite Access to Indie Cinema? Netflix and Media Convergence,” University Film and Video Association, Minneapolis, MN . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2019.
  • “Queer and LGBTQIA+ Media and Representation,” Diversity in the Arts Panel, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT . Presentation, Presented, 05/2019.
  • “Reading Jill Soloway: Popularizing Feminist and Queer Theory in Independent Film and Television,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, WA . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2019.
  • “Give Elsa a Girlfriend: Girlhood, Queerness, and LGBTQ Representation on Twitter,” Digital Matters Lab, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2019.
  • “We Need Diverse Stories: Mapping Gender, Race, and Sexuality on Twitter,” Digital Humanities Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, UT . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2019.
  • "To Queer Things Up: Sexing the Self in the Queer Documentary Web Series," National Communication Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2018.
  • “Art Houses and Traveling Film Festivals," Media Industries Conference, King’s College, London, England . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2018.
  • “Keep Jughead Asexual: Asexuality, Queerness and Representation on Teen Television and Twitter,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2018.
  • "Queerly Reading, Queerbaiting, and Representing Homoeroticism Onscreen: Teaching Nip/Tuck and Superbad," University Film and Video Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA . Conference Paper, Refereed, 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, Refereed, Presented, 06/2017.
  • "Her Story: Representing Transgenderism in the Web Series," Flow Conference, Austin, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2016.
  • "Theorizing Fan Cultures, Producing Fan Texts," Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2016.
  • “Losing It With John Stamos: Indie Stars, Animation, and Aesthetics on Yahoo Screen,” Film & History Conference, Madison, WI . Conference Paper, Refereed, 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, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.

Publications

  • Sarah E. S. Sinwell (2020). "#MakeReyAsexual and #KeepJugheadAsexual: Asexuality, Queerness and Representation on Twitter" . (pp. 104-109). Feminist and Queer Theory: An Intersectional and Transnational Reader. Edited by L. Ayu Saraswati and Barbara Shaw. Oxford University Press. Published, 01/2020.
  • Sarah E. S. Sinwell (2020). Teaching Feminist Theory through Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick. Vol. 5. Mai: Feminism and Visual Culture. Published, 01/2020.
  • Sarah E. S. Sinwell (2019). “To Queer Things Up: Sexing the Self in the Queer Documentary Web Series” . (pp. 423-435). I Confess! Constructing the Sexual Self in the Internet Age. Edited by Thomas Waugh and Brandon Arroyo. McGill Queen’s University Press. Published, 11/2019.
  • Sarah E. S. Sinwell (2019). Interview with Cheryl Dunye. (pp. 102-116). Independent Female Filmmakers: A Chronicle Through Interviews, Profiles and Manifestos, Routledge. Published, 01/15/2019.
  • Sarah E. S. Sinwell, Guest Editor & Cynthia Baron (2018). Reinvestigating Art House Exhibition. The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture. Published, 06/01/2018.
  • Sarah E. S. Sinwell, Director/Co-Producer (2018). American Art House, A Documentary Series Teaser. The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture. Published, 06/01/2018.
  • Sarah E. S. Sinwell, Director/Producer (2018). Interview with Ira Deutchman. The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture 18:2 (Summer 2018). Published, 06/2018.
  • 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, Guest 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.
  • “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.