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Tanya Goldman

PhD Candidate


Title: Radical Distribution: Tom Brandon, Alternative Film, and American Culture, 1931-1968

Supervisor: Dan Streible

My research broadly focuses on mid-twentieth century nonfiction film and its history as a mode of political and cultural practice. My dissertation considers these questions via the career of American nontheatrical film distributor Tom Brandon, an influential figure behind documentary and art film circulation from the 1930s to 1970s.


Tanya Goldman is a PhD Candidate in the department of Cinema Studies at New York University. Her work and reviews have appeared in Feminist Media Histories, Film Quarterly, Jump Cut, and Senses of Cinema. She is currently the graduate rep for the SCMS Nontheatrical Film SIG.