Roxanne Samer, Senior Editor
In 2008, Roxanne graduated from Tufts University with a double major in Art History and German Area Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. While at Tufts, Roxanne was the Vice-President and then President of the Art History Society, making an active effort to learn alongside peers about the Boston area’s myriad museums and galleries as well as the various paths a career in the arts may take. Other great Tufts experiences included studying abroad for a semester at Ebherhard Karls Universität in Tübingen, Germany, conducting archival research at the Getty Research Institute for her senior honor’s thesis on Carolee Schneemann’s experimental films of the 1960s and curating an exhibition of Tufts women’s art. From 2008-2009, Roxanne completed the University of Chicago’s one year Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, taking courses with both the Art History and Cinema and Media Studies Departments. She once again wrote a thesis on experimental film, this time turning to Marjorie Keller’s birth film Misconception (1977) and analyzing the complexity of its response to Stan Brakhage’s Window Water Baby Moving (1959).
Prior to becoming a Senior Editor as Gender Across Borders, Roxanne was the Visual Arts Editor, contributing articles specific to visual art and gender around the world and organizing both the Women, Art and War series and the New Media, the Arts and Social Change series. She recently moved to Los Angeles to begin her PhD in Cinema.