Tasha G. OrenTasha Oren

Associate Professor of English and Media Studies

Office: Curtin Hall 448
e-mail: tgoren@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: pdf (191kb)

Education/Degree:

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Communication Arts, 2000
M.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Communication Studies, 1995
B.F.A., New York University, Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, 1990

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate
English 290 - Introduction to Film Studies
English 291 - Introduction to Television Studies
English 391 - Television Criticism and Theory
English 394 - Theories of Mass Culture
English 316 - Middle Eastern Cinema
English 411 - Introduction to Screenwriting
Film Studies 590 - Film Studies Capstone Seminar

Graduate
English 742 - Media Culture
English 814 - Screenwriting and Story Structure
English 876 - Global Film and Television
English 876 - Narratives Across Media

Research and Teaching Interests:

Film and Media Theory and History, Technology and Digital Culture, Screenwriting for film and television, Globalization, Narrative theory, Food and Cooking, Television Studies, Neurodiversity and Digital Culture.

Representative/Recent Publications:

Books
Crossroad: Asian American Studies and Popular Culture (New York University Press, forthcoming). Co-edited with Shilpa Dave and Leilani Nishime.

Global Television Formats – Understanding Television Across Borders (Routledge, 2011). Edited with Sharon Shahaf.

East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture (New York University Press, 2005). Co-edited with Shilpa Dave and Leilani Nishime.

Demon in the Box: Jews, Arabs, Politics and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television (Rutgers University Press, 2004). –The Chronicle of Higher Education Nota Bene selection.

Global Currents: Media and Technology Now (Rutgers University Press, 2004). Co-edited with Patrice Petro.

Book Chapters and Articles
“To Play the Chef: Food Television and the Value of Competition,” Poli - Politique de l'image (#7, Les imaginaires comestibles, forthcoming)

“Judges Table: On Food Television and Eating” Eating, Cooking, Culture: The Politics and History of Food (Rutgers University Press, forthcoming) G. Verdier and L. Kuiper, Eds.

“The Story: Screenwriting as Film Studies,” Teaching Film (Modern Language Association of America, 2012). L. Fischer and P. Petro, eds.

“I’m Gonna Make You Love Me: Format Television and Israeli Telediplomacy,” World Making: Art and Politics in Global Media (Rutgers University Press, 2012). A. Aneesh and L. Hall, eds.

“The Format System: How Television is Global,” Editors’ introduction, Global Television Formats (Routledge, 2011). Co-authored with Sharon Shahaf.

“Reiterational Texts and Global Imagination: Television Strikes Back,” Global Television Formats (Routledge, 2011). T. Oren and S. Shahaf, eds.

Demon in the Box: Jews, Arabs, Politics, and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television   East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture   Global Currents: Media and Technology Now

Global Television Formats: Understanding Television Across Borders