Notable Publications & Special Projects

Faculty Books

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Latino TV: A History

Mary Beltrán, 2022

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The American Comic Book Industry and Hollywood

Alisa Perren, co-authored with Gregory Steirer, 2021

The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom

The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom

Suzanne Scott, co-edited with Melissa A. Click, 2017

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Media Industries: Perspectives on an Evolving Field

Alisa Perren, co-edited with Amelia Arsenault, 2016

The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films

Charles Ramírez Berg, edited by Tom Schatz, 2015

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The Cinema of India

Lalitha Gopalan, 2010

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Political Emotions: New Agenda in Communications

Janet Staiger, co-edited with Ann Cvetkovich and Ann Reynolds, 2010

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Convergence Media History

Janet Staiger, co-edited with Sabine Hake, 2009

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Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method

Alisa Perren, co-edited with Jennifer Holt, 2009

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Mixed Race Hollywood

Mary Beltrán, 2008

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Noah Isenberg, 2008

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Lalitha Gopalan, 2005

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Media Reception Studies

Janet Staiger, 2005

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Authorship and Film

Janet Staiger, co-edited with David A. Gerstner, 2002

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Children and the Movies: Media Influence and the Payne Fund Controversy

Kathryn Fuller, co-authored with Garth Jowett and Ian Jarvie, 1996

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The Studio System

Janet Staiger, Editor, 1995

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The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960

Janet Staiger, co-authored with David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, 1985

Articles & Book Chapters


Alisa Perren, co-authored with Jennifer Holt. “Media Industries: A Decade In Review,” in Making Media, eds. Mark Deuze & Mirjam Prenger. Amsterdam University Press, January 2019


Pamment, J. & Wilkins, K. (Eds.). New dimensions in the politics of national image and foreign aid: Communication, development, and diplomacy. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lalitha Gopalan. "Intermedial Circularities in Ranbir Kaleka’s Video Works," in the book, Ranbir Kaleka: Moving Image Works, ed. Hemant Sareen. Berlin: Kerber Verlag. January 2018.

Charles Ramirez Berg. "Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year.” in the anthology Close-Up—Great Cinematic Performances, Vol. 1: America. (Edinburgh University Press.)

Suzanne Scott. “Fan Studies” in Feminist Media Histories (Vol. 4 No. 2, Spring 2018).

Kathy Fuller-Seeley. “Archaeologies of Fandom: Using Historical Methods to Explore Fan Cultures of the Past,” in Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, ed. Suzanne Scott and Melissa Clark, (New York: Routledge, 2018), p 27-35.

Kathy Fuller-Seeley. “Archeology of Film Exhibition: Unpacking the Brinton Collection,” in Routledge Companion to New Cinema History, ed Philippe Meers etal. (New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2018).

Kathy Fuller-Seeley. “Inventing the Situation Comedy: Jack Benny, ‘the Fall Guy,’ and the Making of a Genre,” in The Comedy Studies Reader, ed. Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018), p153-169.

Mary Beltran. “Representation.” In The Craft of Media Criticism: Media Studies in Practice, edited by Michael Kackman & Mary Celeste Kearney. New York: Routledge, 2018. 97-108.


Kathy Fuller-Seeley. "How Jack Benny and Harry Conn Stumbled onto the Formula for Situation Comedy," in Humanities, magazine, National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sharon Strover. “Breaching sites of power,” in Communicating with Power, ICA Theme Book Series, ed. George Cherian. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, (forthcoming), 2017.

Janet Staiger. "Proto-Indie: 1960s 'Half-Way' Cinema," in A Companion to American Indie Cinema, ed. Geoff King. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. pp. 209-32.

Suzanne Scott. “#wheresrey?: Toys, Spoilers, and the Gender Politics of Franchise Paratexts.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 2017. pp. 1-10.

Mary Beltran. “Television.” In Keywords for Latino Studies, edited by Deborah R. Vargas, Nancy Raquel Mirabal, and Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes. New York: NYU Press, December 2017.


Mary Beltrán. “Latina/os on TV! A Proud (and Ongoing) Struggle Over Representation and Authorship.” In The Latino Pop Cultural Studies Reader,ed. Frederick Aldama. New York: Routledge, 2016. pp. 23-33.

Mary Beltrán & Vittoria Rodriguez. “From the Bronze Screen to the Computer Screen: Latina/o Web Series and Independent Production,” in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media,eds. Maria Elena Cepeda & Dolores Inés Casillas. New York: Routledge, 2016. pp. 156-170.

Stuart Davis, Joseph Straubhaar, & Isabel Ferin Cunha. “The construction of a transnational Lusophone media space: A historiographic analysis.” Popular Communication, Vol. 14 (4), September 2016. pp. 212-223.

Kathryn Fuller-Seeley. “’Well!’ Jack Benny’s Unperformative Performance in his Transition from Radio to Television.” Journal of Film and Video, Vol. 68 (3-4), Fall/Winter 2016. pp. 18-29.

Krishna Jayakar, Carleen Maitland, Jon Peha, Sharon Strover, & Johannes Bauer. Broadband 2021. Report of an Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Development of a National Broadband Research Agenda. Commissioned by the National Science Foundation. July 2016.

Madhavi Mallapragada, “Curry as Code: Food, Race, and Technology,” in Global Asian American Popular Cultures, eds. Shilpa Dave, LeiLani Nishime, & Tasha Oren. New York: New York University Press, 2016. pp. 263-275.

Madhavi Mallapragada, “Immigrant Activism: Narratives of the “H-4 Life” by Indian Women on YouTube.” Communication, Culture, & Critique, Vol 10 (1), March 2016. Pp. 76-92.

Paula Viana, Teresa Chambel, V. Michael Bove Jr., Sharon Strover, & Graham Thomas (eds). “Special issue on Immersive Media Experiences.” Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol. 75 (20), August 2016.


Mary Beltrán. "Everywhere and Nowhere (but Always Political): Mediated Mixed Race and Critical Mixed Race Studies," in Mixed Race 3.0: Risk and Reward in the Digital Age, eds Ulli Ryder and Marcia A. Dawkins. Los Angeles: USC Annenberg Press, February 2015.

Teresa Correa Joseph D Straubhaar, Wenhong Chen, & Jeremiah Spence. “Brokering New Technologies: The Role of Children in Their Parents’ Usage of the Internet.” New Media & Society, Vol. 17 (4), 2015. pp. 483-500.

Kathryn Fuller-Seeley. “Becoming Benny: The Evolution of Jack Benny’s Character Comedy from Vaudeville to Radio.” Studies in American Humor, Vol 1 (2), Fall 2015. pp 163-191.

Alisa Perren. "The Trick of the Trades: Media Industry Studies and the American Comic Book Industry" in Production Studies, The Sequel!: Cultural Studies of the Global Media Industries, eds. Miranda Banks, Bridget Conor, & Vicki Mayer. New York: Routledge, 2015. pp. 227-237.

Alisa Perren & Tom Schatz. "Theorizing Television's Writer-Producer: Re-viewing The Producer's Medium." Television & New Media,Vol. 16 (1), January 2015. pp. 86-93.

Suzanne Scott, co-editor and contributor to “In Focus: Changing Men / Women Changing: Gender Identity and Representation in the Superhero Genre,”Cinema JournalVol. 55 (1), Fall 2015. pp. 120-160.

Suzanne Scott, “The Moral Economy of Crowdfunding and the Transformative Capacity of Fan-ancing.” New Media & Society,Vol 17(2) (2015). pp.167-182.

Janet Staiger, "Creating the Brand: The Hitchcock Touch," in The Cambridge Companion to Alfred Hitchcock, ed. Jonathan Freedman. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. pp. 40-56.

Janet Staiger, "The Slasher, The Final Girl, and the Anti-Denoument," in Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film, ed. Wickham Clayton. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. pp. 213-28.

Sharon Strover. “The U.S. Digital Divide: A Call for a New Philosophy.” In The Future of Internet Policy, eds. Peter Decherney & Victor Pickard. New York: Routledge, 2015. Chapter 6.

Brian Whitacre, Sharon Strover, & Roberto Gallardoc. “How much does broadband infrastructure matter? Decomposing the metro-non-metro adoption gap with the help of the National Broadband Map.Government Information Quarterly, Vol. 32 (3), July 2015. pp. 261 269.

Joseph Straubhaar. “Global, Regional, Transnational, Translocal.” Media Industries Journal, Vol. 1 (3), 2015. pp. 48-53.

Curated / Special Projects

2017 Peabody Awards in Television Entertainment

Mary Beltrán, Screening Committee Faculty Member. Spring 2017

Texas Archive of the Moving Image: The William Mackie Collection

This collection, curated by Texas Archive of the Moving Image founder, Caroline Frick, features a variety of short films produced by UT RTF faculty and students of William Mackie, an RTF professor during the 1970s and 1980s who held on to these prints.

Research Grants

UT Special Research Project

Wenhong Chen. “Like or Poke: Facebook, Zuckerberg and China.”

U.S. Department of State/United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

Shanti Kumar & Kamran Ali. $1 million to establish a University Partnership with the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, Pakistan. 2015-2018.

Ford Foundation and Open Society Grant with Housing Authority, City of Austin

Joseph Straubhaar & Wenhong Chen. $59,000 to evaluate a program with HACA, Google Fiber and Free Net for digital inclusion in city housing.

Institute of Museum and Library Studies

Sharon Strover. $500,000, At the Edges of the National Digital Platform: Rural Library Hotspot Lending Programs, 2016.

FUNDESP (Educational Funding Authority State of São Paulo)

Joseph Straubhaar, Frontiers of Knowledge grant, $60,000 for seminars at UNESP Bauru, University of São Paulo, and Unisinos, 2015.

City of Austin

Joseph Straubhaar & Sharon Strover. City of Austin. $55,000 to conduct digital inclusion survey in Austin, 2017.

National Film Preservation Foundation

Caroline Frick, Texas Archive of the Moving Image: for restoration of George Searly Jr.’s collection of Kodacolor footage of Galveston’s 1931 Pageant of Pulchritude, a Miss Universe precursor.