Levine, Elana



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

Research Interests

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

Teaching Areas

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.