SASHA KOHAN is a first-year Master’s student in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California. She was a Roger Ebert Fellow for Film Criticism at Sundance 2017 and has written on film and popular culture for Roger Ebert’s website, Film Inquiry, and The Worcester Journal, in addition to writing copy for Dictionary.com. In May 2016, she attended Mad Men: The Conference at Middle Tennessee State University with an adaptation of her undergraduate thesis, “Betty, Sally, and Existential Womanhood in Mad Men,” which also won the Virginia Vaughn Prize for Most Outstanding Honors Thesis at Clark University that year. Since the 2016 presidential election, Sasha has been developing Germinal, an online magazine for the creative political works of young writers and artists. Her research interests include the study of television and TV audiences, Italian cinema, and the lifestyle revolution of the sixties.
Advisor: Michael Renov