Elana Levine

Professor, Cinema, Media and Digital Studies Coordinator


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

Areas of Research and Teaching

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

Television studies; 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. Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History. Duke University Press, 2020.

Levine, Elana, ed. Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century. University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Newman, Michael Z., and Levine, Elana. Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status. Routledge, 2012.

Levine, Elana and Parks, Lisa, eds. Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Duke University Press, 2007.

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