"Romance & Dissertations" is a feature-length film whose production was completed in the Spring of 2012. The film consists of several short vignettes about the love lives of graduate students. Although the film is a work of fiction, all the vignettes are based to some extent on real incidents or situations witnessed by the film's writer, grad student Sibella Ferrari. "Romance & Dissertations" features a revolving cast and crew of students from the Visual Communication Laboratory, as well as two performances by members of Onda Latina, Penn's premiere Latin dance troupe.