Jaimie Baron



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Jaimie Baron


950 Edgecliffe Dr. #5

Los Angeles, CA 90026

310-876-9082

jaimierbaron@gmail.com


EDUCATION:

Ph.D. UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies, Fall 2010

  • Dissertation: The Archive Effect: Appropriation Films and the Experience of History

Advisor: Professor Vivian Sobchack

  • Comprehensive Exam Areas: American Film History, Historiography, Contemporary Film and Media Theory, National Cinemas and Film Movements, Documentary and Experimental Film, Television Studies

M.A. University of Iowa, Film Studies, 2005

B.A. Brown University, Art-Semiotics, with Honors, 2000

  • Honors Thesis: Still (16mm film, 8.5 minutes)

Advisor: Professor Leslie Thornton
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS:

Dissertation:

  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA, 2009-2010

  • Collegium of University Teaching Fellowship, UCLA, 2008-2009

 Competitive university-wide award to teach a seminar based on my dissertation research

Writing and Research:

  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, June 2010

  • Award for Best Graduate Student Paper in the Computer Culture Area, Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association Conference, 2010

  • Georgia Frontiere Scholarship in Memory of Aaron Curtis Taylor, UCLA, 2009

  • Otis Ferguson Memorial Award in Critical Writing, 2009

  • Georgia Frontiere Scholarship in Memory of Aaron Curtis Taylor, UCLA, 2008

  • Graduate Student Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA, Summer 2006

International and Foreign Language:

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship in Arabic, UCLA, Summers 2006, 2007

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship in Arabic, University of Iowa, Summer 2005

  • Crossing Borders Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2004-2005

University and Departmental Awards:

  • UC Regents Scholarship (Tuition, Fees, Stipend), UCLA, 2005-2009

  • Harold Leonard Award, UCLA, Fall 2005

Film Production:

  • Weston Fine Arts Award in Media Production, Brown University, May 2000

  • Senior Honors Project, Still (16mm film, 8m), selected for Juried Student Film Show, May 2000


PUBLICATIONS:

  • “A Minority of One: The Receptions and Reinventions of Werner Herzog in the United States.” In Lektionen in Herzog – Neues über Deutschlands verlorenen Filmautor und sein Werk. Munich: Text + Kritik, 2011.

  • “Contemporary Documentary Film and ‘Archive Fever’: History, the Fragment, the Joke.” In Global Visual Cultures, ed. Zoya Kocur, 325-342. London: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.

  • “Mediated Bodies: The Production of the Francophone Colonized Subject” (Review of French Colonial Documentary by Peter J. Bloom). Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 32, no. 3 (2011).

  • “Digital Historicism: Archival Documents, Digital Interface, and Historiographic Effects in Call of Duty: World at War.” Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture, 4, no.2 (2010): 303-314.

  • “Translating the Document Across Time and Space: William E. Jones’ Tearoom.” Spectator 30, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 51-54.

  • “Contemporary Documentary Film and ‘Archive Fever’: History, the Fragment, the Joke.” The Velvet Light Trap 60 (Fall 2007): 13-24.


TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Film, media, and critical theory; archival theory and practice; practices of appropriation; historiography; copyright and intellectual property; experimental film/video; documentary film/video; digital media; gender studies; surveillance; crime film; national and transnational cinema including Middle Eastern, East Asian, African, and European.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011 – 2012

Teach undergraduate lectures and seminars



  • The Invention of Cinema and the Rise of Modern Experience, Spring 2012

  • Revisions of the Past: Documentary, the Archive and the Representation of History, Winter 2011

  • Transnational Crime Cinema, Winter 2011

  • Middle Eastern Cinema, Fall 2011

  • Remix Culture: Practices of Appropriation from Collage to Hip-Hop to Mash-Up, Fall 2011


Graduate Course Instructor

Visiting Assistant Professor, UCLA



  • Bibliographies and Research Methods in Film and Television, UCLA, Spring 2011

  • Contemporary Middle Eastern Cinema, UCLA, Winter 2011

Teaching Assistant Consultant, UCLA

Trained graduate students to serve as Teaching Assistants in Cinema and Media Studies Program



  • Practice in Teaching Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA, Fall 2009

  • Practice in Teaching Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA, Fall 2008


Undergraduate Course Instructor

  • Transnational Crime Cinema, Pitzer College, Spring 2011

  • Introduction to Media Studies, Pitzer College, Spring 2011

  • Introduction to Media Studies, Pitzer College, Fall 2010

  • World Cinema to the 1960s, Santa Barbara City College, Fall 2010

  • Gender and Sexuality in Cinema, Santa Barbara City College, Fall 2010

  • Revisions of the Past: Documentary, the Archive, and the Representation of History, Collegium of University Teaching Fellowship Seminar, UCLA, Winter 2009

  • Documentary Film, Santa Barbara City College, Fall 2008

  • Accelerated Introduction to Rhetoric, University of Iowa, 2004-2005

  • Introduction to Rhetoric, University of Iowa, 2003-2004

  • English as a Second Language, Yuzhou University, Chongqing, China, 2001-2003


Teaching Assistant/Associate/Fellow

Provided support for both instructor and students, organized and lead discussion sections, helped students with writing assignments and course material, graded written assignments and exams



  • Film and Social Change, UCLA, Spring 2008

  • History of Documentary Film, UCLA, Fall 2007

  • History of American Television, UCLA, Winter 2007

  • History of the American Motion Picture, UCLA, Spring 2006


INVITED LECTURES

  • “Life Imitates Fiction: Salt of the Earth and Harlan County U.S.A.,” Film and Social Change, UCLA, July 2010.

  • “Appropriation and (In)appropriation in Contemporary Film and Video,” California Institute for the Arts, February 2010.

  • “Teaching an Undergraduate Seminar,” Collegium of University Teaching Fellowship Workshop, UCLA, September 2009.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

  • “Transgressive Bodies, Transgressive Documentaries: Exposure and Occlusion in Robinson Devor’s Zoo,” Visible Evidence XVIII, New York University, August 2011.

  • “Sifting through the Digital Archive: Traces of Everyday Life in Natalie Bookchin’s Mass Ornament (2009),” The Archive and Everyday Life, McMaster University, May 2010. 

  • “The Auxiliary Woman: Women of (Uncertain) Color Get to Help in Contemporary American Television Drama,” Console-ing Passions Conference, April 2010.

  • “Archival Rhythms: Indexicality, Iconicity, and Historicity in Call of Duty: World at WarSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Association Conference, February 2010.

  • “‘How Could She?’: The ‘Inappropriate’ Woman in Contemporary Appropriation Films,” Thinking Gender Graduate Student Conference, UCLA, February 2010.

  • “Translating the Document across Time and Space: William E. Jones’ Tearoom,” Visible Evidence XVI, University of Southern California, August 2009.

  • “Translating the Document across Time and Space: William E. Jones’ Tearoom,” Translating Media Graduate Student Conference, University of Southern California, April 2009.

  • “Ironies of the Archive: Leslie Thornton’s Found Footage Films,” Thinking Gender Graduate Student Conference, UCLA, February 2009.

  • “The Split Subject of Home Video and the Loss of the ‘Authentic’ Past,” Visible Memories Conference, Syracuse University, October 2008.

  • “Trespassing in Abu Ghraib Prison: Standard Operating Procedure and the Home Mode Document in the Era of Digital Media,” Visible Evidence XV, University of Lincoln, UK, August 2008.

  • “The Archive Effect: Redefining the Archival,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Philadelphia, March 2008.

  • “Interrogating the Archive in Documentary Film,” Visible Evidence XIV, University of Bochum, Germany, December 2007.

  • “Ironies of the Archive in Found Footage Film,” Screening Media Graduate Student Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, October 2007.

  • “Contemporary Documentary and ‘Archive Fever’: History, the Fragment, the Joke,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, March 2007.

  • “Conceptualizing the Archive: History and the Fragment in Contemporary Avant-Garde Documentary,” Film & History Conference, Dallas, November 2006.

  • “On Location: The Production of Space, Homogeneity and Difference through Location Marketing,” UCLA-USC Graduate Student Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, February 2006.


CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE:
The Festival of (In)appropriation, Founder/Curator, 2009-present

  • Program annual international experimental found footage film festival

Los Angeles Filmforum, Associate Programmer, 2005-present

  • Program 3-4 screenings of experimental films per year

  • Program Festival of (In)appropriation

  • Programmed First Sight Scene Film Festival, January 2008

  • Coordinate weekly screenings of experimental films, documentaries, animation and video art

  • Help organize the Los Angeles Filmforum Archive

Contemporary (In)appropriations, SCMS, March 2011

  • Programmed and presented screening for the 2011 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, New Orleans

Digital (In)appropriations, Curator, UCLA, November 2010

  • Program digital appropriation films for Reimagining the Archive Symposium

Contemporary (In)appropriations I and II, Curator, SCMS, March 2010

  • Programmed and presented two screenings for the 2010 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Los Angeles

Gender & the Body in Found Footage Filmmaking, Curator, UCLA, December 2009

  • Programmed screening in conjunction with the UCLA Center for the Study of Women

UCLA-USC Documentary Salon, Co-founder and Coordinator, 2006-2009

  • Organized a monthly documentary salon for graduate students at UCLA and USC

Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Board of Directors, 2004-2005

  • Programmed and organized international juried film festival

Iowa City Microcinema, Board of Directors, 2004-2005

  • Organized community video-making events and screenings

Bijou Theater, University of Iowa, Board of Directors, 2004-2005

  • Programmed and coordinated films and film series shown in the student theater


EDITORIAL, RESEARCH, AND ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Reimagining the Archive in the Digital Era Symposium, Assistant Coordinator, Spring-Fall 2010

  • Organized call for papers, website, email, catering, scheduling for 3-day conference at UCLA

  • Programmed Digital (In)appropriations screening

UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Editorial Assistant/Staff Writer, 2009-2010

  • Wrote and edited articles, conducted interviews for Center for the Study of Women newsletter

UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, Graduate Researcher, 2008-2009

  • Conducted archival research for Professor Chon Noriega

Baltimore Citypaper, Film Critic, 2000-2001

  • Wrote film reviews for a weekly newspaper


INTERNATIONAL AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE:
Work Experience:

Peace Corps Volunteer, Chongqing, China, 2001-2003

  • Designed and taught English as a Second Language course at Yuzhou University

  • Established the first English-language literary magazine at the university

Language Skills:

Mandarin Chinese

  • Studied intensively for two years while living in China

Modern Hebrew:

  • Studied intensively for two years while living in Jerusalem

Modern Standard Arabic:

  • Received the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Arabic at UCLA (2005, 2006) and in Tangiers, Morocco (2007)

French:

  • Studied for seven years in elementary, middle, and high school


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Visible Evidence
REFERENCES:

Vivian Sobchack, Professor Emeritus, Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA

John Caldwell, Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA

Michael Renov, Professor, Critical Studies, USC

Kathleen McHugh, Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA

Steven Ricci, Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA

Leslie Thornton, Professor, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Adam Hyman, Director, Los Angeles Filmforum



Ming-Yuen Ma, Professor, Pitzer College





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