Dr. Aaron Boalick
Dr. Aaron Boalick is a scholar of Hispanic and French Film and Media Studies, with a focus on gender and sexuality. Before joining the faculty at The College of New Rochelle, he held a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Spanish Literature and Film at the University of Michigan and worked as a teaching assistant for the Film Division at Columbia University.
Dr. Boalick’s graduate research examined normative constructions of Spanish masculinity and youth in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and their resonances in contemporary LGBT cultural production. His current book project, “Queer Technologies of the Self,” is a comparative look at discourses of desire’s mediation by screen apparatus in periods of technological change. A consideration of new media in light of a rereading of film theory, it is also a study of films from Western Europe to the Americas, including analysis of work by directors such as Pedro Almodóvar, Catherine Breillat, and Alejandro González Iñárritu.
At The College of New Rochelle, Dr. Boalick teaches French and Spanish languages, cinema, and cultural studies. Outside of academe, he writes film criticism and participated in the 54th New York Film Festival’s Critics Academy. He has also worked as a curator for an international digital film distributor based in London and serves as a French and Hispanic Media Specialist for a language-learning new media software company.