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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Selena Dickey

Supervisor / Fourth-year consultant 

Areas of expertise: thesis statement development, organization, idea generation, and film, literature, and art analysis.

MA in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing, CU Denver
MA in Cinema Studies with an emphasis in documentary film theory and rhetoric, San Francisco State University
BA in Film Studies and Art History, CU Boulder

Born in the outlying farmlands of Boulder County, Selena spent a disproportionate amount of her childhood reenacting “Oregon Trail” in nearby fields, saving her kitten-children from small pox and hunting bison with a BB gun. In her adolescent pastoral solitude, Selena also developed a fondness for reading the classics such as The Babysitters-Club: Boy-Crazy Stacey and Fear Street: The Secret Bedroom, and for watching cinematic milestones such as Rad and Soul Man. To this day, much of what she knows about child rearing, haunted make-out parties, race politics, and BMX bikes is based on these seminal texts. After a brief stint with Grammarians Anonymous (“God, grant me the serenity to accept the commas I cannot change, courage to change the misplaced modifiers I can, and the wisdom to know the difference between ‘they’re,’ ‘there,’ and ‘their’…”), Selena is on the road to recovery, hoping to make the semi-colon a friend to students everywhere, and preaching the salvation found in transitional phrases.