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David Kociemba

Part Time Faculty (2000)
B.A. Bates College, M.S. Boston University

Currently serving as the president of the Affiliated Faculty of Emerson College union and as a committee member on the AAUP Committee on Contingency and the Profession, David Kociemba has taught courses in media history, television studies, disability studies, digital media and culture, video art, and fandom studies. His writing focuses on the work of Joss Whedon and Jane Espenson, disability representation in Glee and the films of Todd Haynes, and paratexts like spoilers and opening title sequences. He has written for the journals In Medias Res, Slayage, and Transformative Works and Cultures, along with anthologies published by Syracuse University Press, McFarland, Lexington, and others.

Along with his writing on film and television, Kociemba has appeared in Playing Columbine, the 2008 documentary directed, edited, and produced by Danny Ledonne that chronicles the history of the game "Super Columbine Massacre RPG!" Kociemba currently serves as the editor of Watcher Junior, a peer-reviewed journal of undergraduate scholarship on Joss Whedon. He also has taught the principles and practice of parliamentary debate to talented 4th-12th grade students at College Academy in Winchester, Massachusetts, and the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club in Boston. He recently served as an expert on internet cat videos for Animal Planet.


Office: Ansin 9th Fl.

Phone: 8800

Emerson College students at Cannes Film Festival

Emerson Students Cannes Blog

Emerson students will be chronicling their experiences at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Read about their trip to the most prestigious film festival in the world.

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Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.