- Ph.D., Film Studies and American Studies, Yale University
- Master of Philosophy in Film Studies and American Studies, Yale University
- Master of Arts in Film Studies and American Studies, Yale University
- B.A., History, Reed College
Teaching & Research Interests
- Digital humanities
- Digital labor
- Histories and theories of data
- Data and global capital
- Materialist feminism
- Museums in the digital age
Seeing Like a Supply Chain: The Hidden Life of Logistics (in preparation; under advance contract with Yale University Press)
Peer-Reviewed Journal and Book Articles
“Digital Humanities.” In The Craft of Criticism: Critical Media Studies in Practice, edited by Mary Celeste Kearney and Michael Kackman, 331–46. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2018.
“Khaki Fever, Charity Girls, and The End of the Road: Hostile Worlds of Sex and Commerce in an Early Sexual Hygiene Film,” Communicating Good Health: Movies, Medicine, and the Cultures of Risk in the Twentieth Century (University of Rochester, 2018)
Posner, Miriam, and Marika Cifor. “Generative Tensions: Building a Digital Project on Early African American Race Film.” American Quarterly 70, no. 3 (September 29, 2018): 709–14.
“Tracing a Community of Practice: A Database of Early African-American Race Film” (with Marika Cifor), Moving Image 17.2 (Fall 2017).
“The Early African-American Race Film Database” (with Marika Cifor, Hanna Girma, Wiliam Lam, and Shanya Norman), Journal of Open Humanities Data.
“Data as Media” (with Lauren Klein), Feminist Media Histories 3:3 (Summer 2017).
“What’s Next: The Radical, Unrealized Potential of Digital Humanities,” and “Here and There: Building Community in the Digital Humanities,” in Lauren Klein and Matthew Gold, ed., Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota, 2016).
“How is a Digital Project Like a Film?” in Charles Acland and Eric Hoyt, ed., The Arclight Guide to Media Studies and Digital Humanities (REFRAME, 2016).
“No Half Measures: Overcoming Common Challenges to Doing Digital Humanities in the Library,” Journal of Library Administration 53:1 (January 2013).
“Think Talk Make Do: Power and the Digital Humanities,” Journal of Digital Humanities 1:2 (June 2012).
SPEC Survey on Digital Humanities Services in Libraries (with Tim Bryson, Frances Maloy, Alain St. Pierre, and Stewart Varner), Association of Research Libraries, March 2011.
“Communicating Disease: Germ Theory and Narrative in Thomas Edison’s Red Cross Seal Films,” in Marsha Orgeron et al., Learning with the Lights Out: An Educational Film Reader (Oxford, 2011).