Christina Riley is currently an ABD doctoral student and teaching fellow in Cultural Studies at George Mason University. She has a BA in English (minor Creative Writing) from Oglethorpe University and an MA in English (concentration Film Theory) from North Carolina State University. She has worked in digital image archiving and co-founded and co-directed a media literacy nonprofit working specifically with at-risk and LGBTQA youth. She has published for Bright Lights Film Journal, Palaver Literary Journal and has several upcoming works released within the upcoming year, including a chapter in The Second International Volume of Internet Research by Springer.
“I read so much about immigrants, how they must adjust to customs and the words of foreign lands. Maybe because I was never treated like an immigrant! Nobody made excuses for me. Not then – not now. Nobody cares about my roots.”1 – Marlene Dietrich, April 15, 1985