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Tasha G. Oren

Associate Professor
 Curtin Hall 448

Education

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Education

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.

Selected Publications

Oren, T. G. (2017). “Autism in Translation: Media, Empathy and the Female Autistic Subject”. Ellcessor, & Kirkpatrick (Eds.). Disability Media Studies: Media, Popular Culture, and the Meanings of Disability. New York University Press.
Oren, T. G. (2016). “The Blood Sport of Cooking: Asian Food, Asian American Chefs, and American Television”. Oren, T. G., & Nishime, D. (Eds.). Global Asian American Popular Cultures.
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). Reiterational Texts and Global Imagination: Television Strikes Back. Oren, T. G., & Shahaf, S. (Eds.). Global Television Formats – Understanding Television Across Borders. Routledge.
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. (2011). “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me: Format Television and Israeli Telediplomacy,”. World Making: Art and Politics in Global Media. Rutgers University Press.
Oren, T. G. (2008). "Inventing America: Ethnic Identity and American Popular Culture". Journal of American Ethnic History, 27(2).
Oren, T. G., Dave, S., & Nishime, L. (2005). “Asian American Studies and Media Studies”. East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture. New York University Press.
Davé, S., Nishime, L., & Oren, T. G. (2005). East main street: Asian American popular culture. New York University Press.
Oren, T. G. (2005). "Secret Asian Man: Angry Asians and the Politics of Cultural Visibility". Oren, T. G., Shilpa, D., & Nishime, L. (Eds.). East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture. New York University Press.
Oren, T. G. (2004). Gobbled Up and Gone: Cultural Preservation and the Global City Marketplace. Global Cities: Cultures, Urbanism, Globalization. Rutgers University Press.
Oren, T. G. (2004). Demon in the Box: Jews, Arabs, Politics and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television. Rutgers University Press.
Oren, T. G. (2003). “Domesticated Dads and Double-shift Moms: Real and Ideal Life in the American Post-War Sitcom”. Cerles: Revue Pluridisciplinaire du Monde Anglophone, 8, 78-90.
Oren, T. G. (2003). The Belly Dancer Strategy: Israeli Educational Television and its Alternatives. Media, Culture & Society, 25(2), 167-186.
Oren, T. G. (1999). “Living Room Levantine: Immigration, Ethnicity and the Border in Early Israeli Television”. The Velvet Light Trap, 43, 20-30.