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Peck, Janice Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Peck conducts research and teaches in the areas of communication history, critical theory, television studies, class, race and gender in/and media, and political and cultural history. Peck is the author of 'The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era' (Routledge, 2008) and “The Gods of Televangelism: The Crisis of Meaning and the Appeal of Religious Television” (Hampton, 1993), co-editor of 'A Moment of Danger: Critical Studies in the History of U.S. Communication Since World War II' (Marquette UP, 2011), and co-editor of 'Handbook of Communication History (Routledge, 2012). She has published work on education reform and media, media theory, television and the family, cultural studies, critical theory, TV talk shows, mediated religion, celebrity philanthropy, and race in/and media. Her current research focuses on the role of media in the politics of public K-12 and higher education, and on the intellectual and institutional history of critical media studies.

keywords

  • television studies, history of communication and media, communication, media and social theory, US culture, media history and politics

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • MDRP 7021 Proseminar in Media and Communication Theory 2 (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 4361 TV and the Family in American Culture and Society (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 4931 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 5841 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 5931 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 4931 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 5841 Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 5931 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 6951 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 4931 Internship (Summer 2018)
  • MDST 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 4931 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 5841 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 5931 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 6071 Critical Theories of Media and Culture (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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