Elana Levine

Associate Professor

586 Bolton Hall
Vita (pdf)


Ph.D., Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
M.A., Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
B.A., English and Telecommunications, Indiana University

Courses Taught:

JAMS 101: Introduction to Mass Media
JAMS 142: Television and Radio in American Society - Syllabus
JAMS 262: Principles of Media Studies
JAMS 562: Media Studies and Culture - Syllabus
JAMS 700: Approaches to Media Studies
JAMS 860: Gender and Popular Culture - Syllabus

Research Interests:

Television history, theory and criticism; media convergence; media production studies; media audience studies; gender, sexuality and media

Teaching Areas:

Media analysis, history, and theory; gender, sexuality, race, and class in media; media industries; cultural studies and cultural theory

Other Activities:

Board member, Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media and Feminism;
Affiliated Faculty Member--Women's Studies

Selected Publications:

Editor, Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century (University of Illinois Press, 2014)

Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status
(with Michael Z. Newman) (Routledge, 2012)

Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television
(Duke University Press, 2007).

Editor (with Lisa Parks), Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Duke University Press, 2007).