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Maureen Ryan

Title: Research Assistant Professor / Media Arts, Film and Media Studies
Associate Director, Humanities Collaborative
School of Visual Art and Design
Email: maureenryan@sc.edu
Office: McMaster 221
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Maureen Ryan

Biography

Maureen Ryan (she/her) is a feminist media historian who researches and teaches classes on television, film, and digital media. She also currently serves as the Associate Director of UofSC's Humanities Collborative.
 
Her work explores how television and other forms of media have represented women's labor and everyday lives, the cultural politics of lifestyle media, and the history of television and digital platforms. She is the author of Lifestyle Media in American Culture: Gender, Class, and the Politics of Ordinariness (Routledge, 2018) and the co-editor, with Jessalynn Keller, of Emergent Feminisms: Complicating a Postfeminist Media Culture (Routledge, 2018). Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Communication InquiryFeminist Media Histories, and Television & New Media. She earned her PhD from Northwestern University in 2014.
 
She is at work on the edited volume The Long 2020, which is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press, and a new research project on women's work and labor politics as they are represented in 1980s American film and television.
 

Courses

MART 110: Media Culture
FAMS 240: Film and Media Analysis
FAMS 383: Documentary Studies
 

Recent Publications 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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