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Thomas DePaoli

Thomas DiPaoli


Tommy DePaoli earned a BA in Media Studies from Pomona College in 2013, where he took a particular interest in film history, psychoanalytic film theory, and queer film analysis. Since graduating, Tommy has spent the last ten years working as a digital marketer for film and entertainment. At The Walt Disney Studios, he gained practical knowledge of mass media industries that will inform his main interest in returning to graduate school: ideas of ownership, including the limits and commodification of queer representation in contemporary culture.