Alisa Perren is a professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film and Director of the Center for Entertainment and Media Industries at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching interests include media industry studies, television studies, and US film and television history.
Perren co-founded and previously served as co-managing editor for the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Media Industries, from 2012 to 2017. She continues to be a member of the Media Industries editorial collective. In addition, from 2010 to 2013, she was Coordinating Editor for In Media Res, an online project experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of scholarship. Presently, she is the organizer of Media Industry Conversations, a speaker series through which industry professionals discuss today’s evolving media landscape. She has also served as a media industry consultant and speaker on topics such as changing work conditions and shifts in streaming distribution practices.
RTF - Undergraduate courses: Contemporary Television Criticism; History of US Radio & Television; The Business of Hollywood
RTF - Graduate courses: Television Studies, Media Industries, TV & New Technologies, Research Methods