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Education

Ph.D.    University of Minnesota  2011
Department of Communication Studies, Critical Media Studies
M.A.    University of Minnesota  2007
Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
B.A.    Macalester College  1997  Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Allegheny College, Department of Communication Arts and Theatre, 2013-present.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Allegheny College, Department of Communication Arts and Theatre, 2010-2013.

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor, University of Minnesota, Department of Communication Studies, 2007-2010.

Community Faculty Member, Metropolitan State University, Department of Ethnic and Religious Studies, 2007.

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor, University of Minnesota, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, 2004-2006.

Visiting Instructor, Macalester College, Department of Humanities, Cultural, and Media Studies, 2005.

Books

Mothering through Precarity: Women’s Work and Digital Media. With Emily Chivers Yochim. March 2017. Duke University Press.

Neoliberalism. August 2017. Routledge.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Pinning Happiness: Affect, social media, and the work of mothering. With Emily Chivers Yochim. 2015. In Cupcakes, Pinterest, Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century, Elana Levine (ed). Champaign: University of Illinois Press.

Mothering Through Precarity: Becoming Mamapreneurial. With Emily Chivers Yochim. Cultural Studies published online 6 March 2105.

Reality Television Celebrity: Star consumption and self production in contemporary media culture. In A Companion to Reality Television. Ed. Laurie Ouellette. Hoboken:Wiley-Blackwell. 2014.

Stardom, Sentimental Education, and the Shaping of Global Citizens. Cinema Journal 53 (2). 2014.

Cosmopolitan Stars, Interactive Audience Labor, and the Digital Economy of Global Care. Television and New Media 15(2): 104-120. 2014.

Women’s Work: Affective Labor and convergence culture. With Laurie Ouellette. Cultural Studies 25(4-5): 548-565.

A New Kind of Star is Born Audrey Hepburn and the global governmentalization of female stardom. Celebrity Studies 2(1): 56-68. 2011.

Star Testing: The emerging politics of celebrity gossip Velvet Light Trap 65: 25-38. 2010.

Living The Hills Life: Lauren Conrad as reality star, soap opera heroine, and brand. With Alice Leppert. Genders 48. Revised and updated version in In the Limelight and Under the Microscope: Forms and functions of female celebrity. Eds. D. Negra and S. Holmes. New York: Continuum Press. 2011.

The Political Unconscious of Park Chanwook: The logic of revenge and the structures of global capitalism. With Joseph Tompkins. Post Script: Essays in film and the humanities 27 (3). 2008.

Other Publications

Introduction, Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times. With Courtney Bailey. Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 3(2). 2015. Available at http://www.teachingmedia.org/critical-pedagogies-in-neoliberal-times-cinema-journal-teaching-dossier-vol-3-2/

Happiness Apps: Chronicling Family Life in Precarious Times. With Emily Chivers Yochim. New Criticals 2 June 2015. Available at http://www.newcriticals.com/authors/julie-wilson-and-emily-yochim

Race, Gender, and the Grammar of Liberalism. Book review. Roopali Mukherjee. 2006. The Racial Order of Things: Cultural imaginaries of the post-soul era. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Cultural Studies 23 (5): 901. 2009.

Invited Lectures

Mothering and Media in Precarious Times.  With Emily Chivers Yochim.  Keynote talk for the Humanities Unbound Works-in-Progress Conference, Old Dominion University, April 2015.

Conference Presentations

Re-centering Everyday Life: Digital Networks and Gender Subjectivities. With Emily Chivers Yochim. Console-ing Passions, Dublin, 2015.

Transmedia Celebrity Politics and the Diva Citizenship of Laverne Cox. With Megan Bart ’15. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, 2015.

Caring Work in Precarious Times: Digital Media and the Gender Politics of Privatized Risk. With Emily Chivers Yochim. Console-ing Passions, Colombia, MO., 2014.

The Monkees of Momastery: Maternal Celebrity and Collective Affect in Digital Media Culture.  Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, 2014.

Mommy Apps: Keeping the Family “Happy” in Digital Media Culture. With Emily Chivers Yochim. Apps and Affect Conference, University of Western Ontario, 2013.

Rethinking Celebrity and Affective Labor for Network Culture. Console-ing Passions, Leicester, UK, 2013.

Pinning Happiness: Affect, Social Media, and Women’s Work.  With Emily Chivers Yochim. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, 2013.

Rethinking the Politics of Celebrity Gossip.  American Studies Association Annual Conference, San Juan, 2012.

Theorizing the Limits of Female Stardom in the New Television Economy: Reality, Celebrity, Motherhood. With Emily Chivers Yochim. Console-ing Passions, Boston, 2012.

Understanding Kony 2012: Promotion, Politics, and Global Governance. Allegheny College Intramural Faculty Conference, Foxburg, 2012.

Mommy Media: Pleasure, Productivity, Politics. With Emily Chivers Yochim. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Boston, 2012.

The Situation in Jersey Shore: Celebrity, Space, and the New Television Economy. With Ishita Sinha Roy. Critical and Cultural Studies Division; National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, 2011.

Stardom, Sentimental Education, and Cosmopolitan Citizenship. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, 2011.

Hope for Haiti?: Stars and benevolent capitalism. Critical and Cultural Studies Division; National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, 2010.

Now Starring in Global Governance: Angelina Jolie, media audiences and the new labors of global citizenship. Critical and Cultural Studies Division; National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, 2010.

A New Kind of Star Is Born: Audrey Hepburn and the global governmentalization of female stardom. Console-ing Passions Conference, Eugene, 2010.

Rethinking Live Aid: Western stars and the global politics of poverty. Canadian Association of Cultural Studies Conference, Montreal, 2009.

Finding Angelina Jolie in the Field of Global Neoliberal Governmentality. Philosophy of Communication Division; International Communication Association Conference, Chicago, 2009.

Women’s Work: Affective labor, media convergence, and the Dr. Phil brand. With Laurie Ouellette. Philosophy of Communication Division; International Communication Association Conference, Montreal, 2008.

The Emerging Politics of Celebrity Consumption. Popular Communication Division; International Communication Association Conference, Montreal, 2008.

Living the Hill$ Life: Lauren Conrad as reality star, soap heroine, and brand. With Alice Leppert. Console-ing Passions Conference, Santa Barbara, 2008.

Star Testing: Post-feminism and celebrity gossip. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 2008.  Panel co-organizer and chair.

Generous Communication and Aesthetic Subjectivity. Critical and Cultural Studies Division; National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, 2006.

The Question of the Art Object and the Answer of Philosophical Truth: Notes towards a dialogue between Adorno and Badiou. Critical Aesthetics Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, 2006.

Fellowships, Awards, Honors

Andrew W. Mellon Collaborative Undergraduate Research in the Humanities Grant, with
Brigit Stack, for research on neoliberalism, Summer 2015.

Andrew W. Mellon Collaborative Undergraduate Research in the Humanities Grant, with
Megan Bart and Rachel DuChateau, for research on celebrity and gender, Summer 2014.

Andrew W. Mellon Collaborative Undergraduate Research in the Humanities Grant, with
undergraduate Larissa Card, for research on mothers and digital media, Summer 2013.

Academic Support Committee Research Grant, with Emily Yochim, Fall 2011.

Thomas Wallace Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2009-2010. Privately funded full year fellowship awarded annually to a Ph.D. student in the College of Liberal Arts.

Top Student Paper Award, Popular Communication Division, International Communication Association, 2008.

George Montgomery and Anna Florence Frizelle Reid Memorial Award, Department of Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, 2008-2009.

Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, Summer 2008.

Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship, Department of Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, Summer 2007.

Graduate Student Summer Research Grant, Department of Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, Summer 2007.

Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, Summer 2005.

Courses Taught

Allegheny College

Introduction to Critical Media Studies

Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Introduction to Community and Justice Studies

Media and Society

Media Institutions

Media and Identity

Digital Culture: Technology, Power, Identity

Media and Cultural Theory

Media Criticism: Critical Approaches to The Hunger Games 

Media Criticism in the Post-Network Television Era

Reality Television

Junior Seminar: Celebrity and Subjectivity

University of Minnesota

Introduction to U.S. Electronic Media

Media Literacy: Decoding media images and messages

Introduction to Electronic Media Production

Reading Culture: Theory and practice

Macalester College, Department of Media and Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies and the Media

Metropolitan State University, Department of Ethnic and Religious Studies

Politics of Resistance and U.S. Protest Movements

Teaching Assistantships

University of Minnesota, Department of Communication Studies

History of Hollywood

Reality TV: History, Culture, Economics

New Telecommunication Media

Popular Music and Communication

Introduction to Communication Theory

Sexuality and Culture

Introduction to Cultural Studies

 

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