Prof. Tasha Oren

Tasha G. Oren, Associate Professor

office: Curtin Hall 423


PhD, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Communication Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
BFA, Film, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Teaching and Research Interests:

Film and Media studies
Media history
Popular culture
Television studies
Globalization and media
Middle Eastern media history and film
Asian American studies

Other Relevant Activities:

Director, Graduate Studies
Coordinator, Cinema, Media and Digital Studies track

Selected Publications:

co-editor: Global Television Formats: Understanding Television Across Borders, Routledge Press, 2011

Demon in the Box: Jews, Arabs, Politics and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television, Rutgers University Press, 2004

East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture, New York University Press, 2005

Global Flows: Media, Technology, Globalization, Rutgers University Press, 2005

Articles and chapters
"Up Against the White and Black: Immigration and American Popular Culture," Journal of American Ethnic History (forthcoming)

"The Belly Dancer Strategy: Israeli Educational Television and its Alternatives," Media, Culture & Society

"Secret Asian Man: Angry Asians and the Politics of Cultural Visibility," Asian American Popular Culture, New York University Press

"Gobbled Up and Gone: Cultural Preservation and the Global City Marketplace," Global Cities: Cultures, Urbanism, Globalization, Rutgers University Press

"Domesticated Dads and Double-shift Moms: Real and Ideal Life in the American post-War sitcom," Cerles, University of Rouen

"Living Room Levantine: Immigration, Ethnicity and the Border in Early Israeli Television," The Velvet Light Trap #43, Texas University Press