Assistant Professor of Communications
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara (Film and Media Studies)
B.A. University of Southern California (Cinema-Television and Creative Writing)
Dr. Bowles-Eagle specializes in documentary, film festivals, global media activism, and feminist theories. Her courses include Documentary Film, Media Industries, Communications Theory and Research, and the Senior Seminar in Communications. Her current book project is a media ethnography that examines a global network of human rights film festivals called the Human Rights Film Network. Her research has led her to film festivals on five continents, and she has been invited to participate in and speak about her work at festival training workshops in both the Netherlands and Burkina Faso. She is a former Managing Editor for Camera Obscura--a journal of feminism, culture, and media studies--and was also a founding member of the editorial collective for Media Fields Journal. Before returning to graduate school to pursue her PhD, she worked in independent documentary production in Los Angeles; that experience continues to inspire her teaching and research on production cultures and independent media.