Aly Caviness is a lifelong film obsessive, co-owner/administrator of the Midwest Film Journal, and member of the Indiana Film Journalist’s Association. Through Lynch, her grandmother taught her how to spot “The Girl,” and through Frankenstein, her grandfather taught her how to love in spite of fear. She blames Jack Sparrow for her MA in colonial Atlantic history and Guy Pearce for her marriage.
What does a typical day at work look like for you?
What got you into history?
What class are you glad you took while at Ball State or helped the most with your career?
I loved all of Abel Alves’s class, particularly his Colonial Latin America and History of Magic, Science, and Witchcraft classes. Especially as an undergrad, his classes helped to change my concept of history as something to be interpreted rather than something to be memorized. That change in perspective laid the foundation for the rest of my studies and my career. Dr. Seefeldt’s Digital History seminars, along with the graduate assistant work I did for him, also played a huge part in showing my future employer that I had the skills needed to interpret history using new methods and technology.