Shannon Weidner


Teaching Assistant



2153 Vilas Hall

Expertise and Activities

Shannon is a Ph.D. student in film whose research interests lie at the intersection of art history, architecture, color theory, and Spanish-language cinema, particularly in the filmography of Pedro Almodóvar. Her additional research interests include questions surrounding new modes and spaces for media criticism, with particular emphasis on the video essay and the film social-networking site, Letterboxd.


  • M.A. Film – Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2024
  • B.A. English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2020
    • Bridging Disciplines Certificate in Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

Book Reviews

Conference Presentations

  • 2024 – Midwest Graduate Film Studies Symposium, “Ô Saisons Ô Châteaux Ô Artistes Naïfs: “Naïve” and Non-“Naïve” Art in Agnès Varda’s Ô Saisons Ô Châteaux


  • CA100 – Introduction to Speech Composition, Fall 2022 – Spring 2024 – Instructor
  • CA355 – Introduction to Media Production, Fall 2024 – TA
  • CA465 – Editing and Post-Production for Video and Film, Summer 2024 – Grader


  • Editorial Board Member, The Velvet Light Trap, Fall 2022 – Present
  • Graduate Student Organization Representative, Fall 2023 – Spring 2024


  • Sharon Sites Scholarship in Radio, Television, and Film, Spring 2023