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rachel Pitonyak

rachel Pitonyak

Phone:
716-286-8080

Bio

Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Film and Media Studies at Mercyhurst University, and an MA in Film and Media Study with a Secondary Concentration in Sociology at the University at Buffalo.  She is currently a PhD Candidate in University at Buffalo American Studies program.  Her current research focuses primarily on the importance of women film directors, and the evolution of their work throughout time.  This focus analyzes external factors that led to their disappearance in both the industry and from historical accounts of early Hollywood, as well as factors influencing the industry today.