Christine Becker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame specializing in film and television history and critical analysis. Her book It’s the Pictures That Got Small: Hollywood Film Stars on 1950s Television (Wesleyan University Press, 2009) won the 2011 IAMHIST Michael Nelson Prize for a Work in Media and History. She is currently working on a research project exploring issues of cultural taste in contemporary American and British television. She also runs the NewsforTVMajors.com blog and co-hosts the Aca-Media podcast. She’s taught at Notre Dame since 2000, specializing in film and television history and critical analysis. Recent courses include Media Industries, Television as a Storytelling Medium, History of Television, Basics of Film, and Television, and Media Stardom and Celebrity Culture.
Originally from Queens, NY, I’ve been teaching at Stony Brook since 2005. I’m the author of Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities (2019) and On Records: Delaware Indians, Colonists, and the Media of History and Memory (2012). As a 2019 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, I’m working on a cultural history of high school English, The High School Canon: Literature and American Life, from the Cold War to the Common Core. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Professor of Digital Media at Universidad de Antioquia. His research focus is on Media History and Archaeology of the Moving Image. Advocate of Free Software.
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