Precarious Labor Organization Representative
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Rebecca M. Gordon (Ph.D. Indiana University) is a lecturer in English and Cinema Studies at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in world cinema, literature and film, film & literary theory, and multicultural US literature. Her scholarly research has centered on the history of film and televisual spectatorship, film aesthetics, reception studies, embodiment, gesture, and how the moving image trains its viewers. Forthcoming publications include “Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore: Collaboration and the Uncontainable Body,” in Todd Hayes: Feminism’s Indelible Mark(Duke UP, 2020), and “Adaptation into Genre” in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Leni(UEP, 2021). She is currently working on a manuscript on cuteness and Latinidad. This project traces what happens when cuteness as a globalized commodity aesthetic comes into contact with Latinidad as a politically inflected, culturally hybrid expression of subjectivity. She has taught at Oberlin College, Reed College, and the Universidad Centroamericana in Managua, Nicaragua, where she was a Fulbright Fellow in 2012-13. Currently, Gordon serves on the Professional Development Committee, and is a member of the Caucus on Class and the Latinx Caucus. Gordon has worked on issues of precarious labor in academia since she and others attempted to organize graduate students at Indiana University in the early 2000; she is currently an officer for the American Federation of Teachers in Flagstaff, AZ. Gordon has been a member of SCMS since 1998 and has served SCMS in a number of capacities: as the Graduate Student Representative to the Board, as co-editor of “Research Notes” for Cinema Journal,as a member of the Kovacs Best Student Essay Award committee, and the Program Committee. At NAU, she coordinates the International Film Series and inaugurated a Colloquium series where non-tenure-track faculty and graduate students share their research in progress.