Tasha G. Oren

Associate Professor
 Curtin Hall 448


PhD, University of California, Berkeley


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

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

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.

Selected Publications

Oren, T. G. (2013). To Play the Chef: Food Television and the Value of Competition. Poli – Politique de l’image, 7.
Oren, T. G. (2013). On the Line: Formats as Television Logic. Manchester University Press, 8(2).
Oren, T. G. (2012). The Story: Screenwriting as Film Studies. Teaching Film. Modern Language Association of America.
Oren, T. G., & Shahaf, S. (2012). Global television formats – Understanding Television Across Borders. Routledge.
Oren, T. G. (2009). Inventing America: Ethnic Identity and American Popular Culture. Journal of American Ethnic History, 27(2).
Davé, S., Nishime, L., & Oren, T. G. (2005). East main street: Asian American popular culture. New York University Press.
Oren, T. G. (2004). Demon in the Box: Jews, Arabs, Politics and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television. Rutgers University Press.