Associate Professor and Graduate Director
Ph.D., Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
M.A., Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
B.A., English and Telecommunications, Indiana University
Television history, theory and criticism; media convergence; media production studies; media audience studies; gender, sexuality and media
History of Mass Media, Media Studies and Culture, Principles of Media Studies, Seminar in Mass Communication and Society, Gender and Media, Media and Cultural Studies (graduate), Feminist Media Studies (graduate)
Columnist for Flow (flowtv.org);
Board member, Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media and Feminism;
Affiliated Faculty Member--Film Studies, Modern Studies, Women's Studies
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).
"Fractured Fairy Tales and Fragmented Markets: Disney's Weddings of a Lifetime and the Cultural Politics of Media Conglomeration," Television and New Media 6:1 (February 2005), 71-88.
"Toward a Paradigm for Media Production Research: Behind the Scenes at General Hospital," Critical Studies in Media Communication 18 (March 2001), 66-82.