Patricia is a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and participates in its annual conferences. She has served on the executive, programming, and host committees and is a member the Queer and Women’s Caucuses.
SCMS seeks to further media study within higher education and the wider cultural sphere, and to serve as a resource for scholars, teachers, administrators, and the public. SCMS works to maintain productive relationships with organizations in other nations, disciplines, and areas of media study; to foster dialogue between media industries and scholars; and to promote the preservation of our film, television, and media heritage. We encourage membership and participation of scholars and those in related positions not only in the US but around the world.