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Elana Levine

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
 (414) 229-4436
 Bolton Hall 586

Education

PhD, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
MA, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
BA, English and Telecommunications, Indiana University

Courses Taught

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

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 and Gender Studies

Selected Publications

Levine, Elana H., ed. Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century. University of Illinois Press, 2015.
Newman, Michael Z., and Levine, Elana H. Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status. Routledge, 2012.
Levine, Elana H., and Parks, Lisa, eds. “Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Duke University Press, (2007).
Levine, Elana H. “Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television.” Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television. Duke University Press, (2007).