Academic Director of Intercollegiate Media Studies
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Elizabeth Affuso completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her dissertation, entitled The Sculptural Screen: Spectatorship, Exhibition, and Hollywood in Contemporary Film/Video Art, examines the projected images created by a group of contemporary artists whose work directly engages with the mainstream film industry either through remakes and revision or through an appropriation of Hollywood’s aesthetic practices. Her scholarly interests include issues of spectatorship, fandom, branding, technology, architecture, moving image media art, and reality television. Her work has been published in Jump Cut and presented at conferences such as the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and Console-ing Passions. Originally from New York, she received a B.F.A. in Cinema Studies and Fine Art at New York University and worked in television advertising and film programming prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2004. As Academic Director, she is responsible for organizing and coordinating media studies curriculum planning, internships, study abroad opportunities and programming.
Administrative Assistant for Intercollegiate Media Studies
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Apollonia Galván completed her M.A. in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles’s School of Theater, Film and Television in June 2014. While at UCLA, she was awarded the Army Archerd Fellowship in Theater, Film and Television and her primary research focused on French Poetic Realism, Pre-Code Hollywood cinema, American film noir and film auteurs Jean Renoir and Alfred Hitchcock. She received her B.A. summa cum laude in English and French, with a minor in Film Studies from Whittier College in 2012. Apollonia provides administrative support to the IMS Academic Director.
Director of the Production Center
West Hall Q125
Stephanie Hutin is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She earned her BFA in Electronic Intermedia at the University of Florida, and her MFA from CalArts in Experimental Animation and Integrated Media where she founded The New School for Post-Animative Thought. She works as the Director of Production, Intercollegiate Media Studies at Pitzer College.
Hutin focuses on the performative aspects of animation, which often leads to community-based collaborations, meant to challenge the way frame by frame works are read. In 2001, Hutin co-founded Big Skills, a platform for experimental design, film, and animation projects with her partner Florencio Zavala. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, The Wexner Center, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Outpost for Contemporary Art, and in galleries and film festivals internationally.
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Assistant Director of the Production Center
West Hall Q126
Eddie Gonzalez is a Pomona-based artist whose work has included video, silkscreening, and graphic design. He received his B.A. from Pitzer College in 2004 in Media Studies and Art. He works as the Assistant Director of Production, Intercollegiate Media Studies at Pitzer College.