Kiki Loveday (s/he/they) is an award winning scholar and a mixed-media artist obsessed with deconstructing (and reconstructing) cinematic conventions: rethinking genre, mixing mediums, and practicing alternative production paradigms.

Loveday’s work has been published by Basement Cinema, Framework, and The Women Film Pioneers Project, and is forthcoming in Feminist Media Histories and Early Popular Visual Culture. Their creative work has been presented in galleries, festivals, and microcinemas from The Coney Island Film Festival (NYC) to the Virginia Scott Galleries of American Art at The Huntington (LA) and is archived with ArtFem.TV. 

Loveday has taught screenwriting, directing, production, and media history and theory courses at University of California Santa Cruz, Ohio State University and Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. They hold a BFA in film and television production from Tisch/NYU, an MA in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies from Ohio State University and an MFA in cinematic arts from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. S/he is currently a PhD candidate at University of California Santa Cruz completing a dissertation on the queer and feminist significance of Sappho in early transnational cinema (1896-1931).

Contact: kikiloveday (at)