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Skidmore College
English Department
Cecilia Aldarondo

Cecilia Aldarondo

Assistant Professor

B.A., University of Florida, 2001
M.A., University of Newcastle, 2003
M.A., Goldsmiths College, 2005
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2012 

Office: Palamountain 331
Phone: (518) 580-5193
Email: caldaron@skidmore.edu

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Documentary Film History and Theory
  • Filmmaking
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Experimental Film and Video Art
  • HIV/AIDS in Film and Video
  • Visual Cultures of Memory and the Archive
  • Performance Studies

Courses Taught:

  • EN 105 - True/False: Experiments in Documentary Writing
  • EN 217 - Film
  • EN 228 - Documentary Film
  • EN 364 - HIV/AIDS in Film and Video

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • Sundance Institute Women in Film Fellowship, 2017
  • Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film, 2015
  • IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs, 2015
  • Sundance Institute Documentary Edit and Story Lab, 2015
  • Firelight Media Documentary Lab, 2015
  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 2014
  • Sundance Institute Documentary Program Grant, 2014
  • Time Warner Foundation Grant, 2014

Filmography:

 

Memories of a Penitent Heart (2016), 72 min

  • World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival 2016
  • US television broadcast on POV in 2017
  • Winner, Best Documentary, Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival 2016
  • Special Jury Prize for Emotional Honesty, Indie Memphis Film Festival 2016
  • Co-production of ITVS, Latino Public Broadcasting, and POV
  • Available on DVD from GoodDocs
  • Website: www.penitentheart.com

Selected Press:

Selected Publications:

  • ‘Ephemeral.’ Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline. James Elkins, ed. New York: Routledge, 2013.
  • ‘A Feast Is…’ (co-authored with Miranda Trimmier). A Feast Is…, exhibition catalogue. Ida Marie Hede, Trine Friis Sørensen and Ursula Nistrup Åse Eg, eds. Copenhagen: Officin, 2013.
  • ‘Yes, there Is a Joseph Wagenbach: History and the Performativity of What Might Be True.’ Performance Research 16:2, ‘Performing Publics’: 2011.
  • ‘Hidden in Plain Sight: Iris Häussler’s He Named Her Amber’. Art Papers July/August 2009, pp. 32-39.