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Janet Staiger

Professor Emerita
Department of Radio-Television-Film





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William P. Hobby Centennial Professor Emeritus of Communication and Professor Emeritus of Women's and Gender Studies

As a theoretician and historian of American film and television, Janet Staiger researches and has published on the following topics:

Janet has served on various national committees including the National Film Preservation Board of the U.S. Library of Congress (1992-96) and the jury for the American Film Institute's Television Awards (2010, 2012). She is past president of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (1991-93) and has served on the Executive Committees of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) (2005-09) and the Reception Studies Society (2005-present).  At The University of Texas at Austin, she was Director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (2001-04) and Chair of the University’s Faculty Council (2009-10).

Author and editor of twelve books and over 60 essays, her book publications include: