Who is Cole?
Dr. Joshua Bastian Cole (he/him and preferred name Cole) recently completed his PhD in Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. Material from his dissertation has been recognized by the Biddy Martin Prize for Best Essay in LGBT Studies at Cornell and the Chris Holmlund Prize, awarded by the Society for Cinema & Media Studies Queer and Trans Caucus, where Cole is now serving as Graduate Student Representative. Cole works at the intersections of trans studies, disability studies, performance, and screen media. His multidisciplinary work as it relates to cinema and television has been published in Somatechnics, Jump Cut, and New Review of Film and Television Studies. Cole also holds degrees in Theatre History and contributed to Theatre Topics, Theatre Forum, and the Routledge anthology Fifty Key Figures in Queer US Theatre. Cole served as Coordinator for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and taught in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectional Justice at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York in spring 2023.
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