Amanda D. Lotz, Ph.D.

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University of Michigan                                                
Department of Communication Studies                           (734) 615-4036 (Office)
5445 North Quad
105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

Ph.D. (2000). University of Texas at Austin. 1997-2000.
Department of Radio/TV/Film; Gender and Sexuality track; Women’s Studies Doctoral Portfolio. Dissertation: Televising Feminist Discourses: Postfeminist Discourse in the Post-Network Era. Dissertation Co-chairs: Horace Newcomb and Janet Staiger

M.A. (1997). Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1996-1997.
Department of Telecommunication.
Thesis: Creating a Generation: An Analysis of Media Discourse and Representation of Generation X. Advisor: Christopher Anderson

B.A. (1996). DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. 1992-1996.
Major: Communication Arts and Sciences; Minors: Women’s Studies, Political Science.
Thesis: Communication Satisfaction, Team Status, Team Type, and Greek Affiliation as Predictors of Female Athlete Attrition.

Academic Experience
2008- Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan
Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Communication Studies
Faculty Associate, Department of Screen Arts and Cultures
2005-2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan

2002-2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Denison University

2000-2002 Fellow, Programs in Film and Media & Am. Culture Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Awards and Honors
Associate Professor Support Fund Award (2013-15)
Participant, Visiting Professor Program, Advertising Education Foundation (August 2005)
Coltrin Professor of the Year, International Radio and Television Society (2004-05)
Rackham Faculty Grant and Fellowship Award (2006)
Denison University Research Foundation Grant Summer (2005)
Faculty Fellow, National Association of Television Program Executives (January 2004)
Denison University Research Foundation Grant (Summer 2003)
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation Faculty Seminar (November 2002)
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship (2000-2002) Washington University in St. Louis Programs in Film & Media Studies & Am. Culture Studies
Phi Beta Kappa, DePauw University (Inducted 1996)
Harold E. Fellows Scholarship, Broadcasting Education Association (1994-5)
G. D. Crain Foundation Media Scholarship, DePauw University (1994-5)
Clarence Barron Scholarship, DePauw University (1992-6)
Communications Activity Grant, DePauw University (1992-6)

Lotz, A. D. (August, 2014). The Television Will Be Revolutionized, revised 2nd edition. New York: New York University Press.

Lotz, A. D. (March, 2014). Cable Guys: Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century. New York: New York University Press.

Lotz, A. D. (2007). The Television Will Be Revolutionized. New York: New York University Press. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2008

Banks, M. (2009). Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture 7(2): 122-4.
Murphy, C. (2008). Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television 62: 82-84.
Pitcher, K. C. (2008). Journal of Communication Inquiry 32(3): 318-22.
Zrzavy, P. (2008). Spectator 28(1): 85-6.

Lotz, A. D. (2006). Redesigning Women: Television after the Network Era. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press.

Savage, A. M. (2010) Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, 30(3): 440-1.
Thrift, S.C. (2008). H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Merskin, D. (2008). Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 85(2): 462-4.
McLean, J. (2008). Political Communication, 25(2): 219-20.
Williamson, L. (2007). Screen 48: 417-21.
Shapiro, K. (2007). Journal of Popular Culture, 40(5): 905-7.
Fleming, J. (2007). Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 51(2): 394-5. Kitch, C. (2006). Journal of Communication, 56(4): 870-871.
Noll, N. (2006). The Bloomsbury Review, November/December, 13-14.
Clark, N., and Russell, K. M. (2006). Journalism History, 32(3), 182-183.

Havens, T. and Lotz, A. D. (2012). Understanding Media Industries (New York: Oxford University Press).

Gray, J. and Lotz, A. D. (2012). Television Studies: A Short Introduction (London: Polity).

Lotz, A. D. (ed.). (2009). Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era. New York: Routledge.

Thompson, R. (2011). Critical Studies in Television 6(1): 148-9.
Young, S. (2011). Continuum 25(1): 125-9.
Segal, A. (2010). Popular Communication 8(2): 151-2.
Debrett, M. (2010). New Media and Society 13(1): 169-175

Refereed Journal Articles
Draper, J. and A. D. Lotz, (2012). “Making Sense of Homophobia in Rescue Me: ‘Working Through’ as Ideological Strategy” Television and New Media 13(6): 520-34.

Havens, T., A. D. Lotz, and S. Tinic. (2009). “Critical Media Industry Studies: A Research Approach.” Communication, Culture and Critique 2: 234-53.

Lotz, A. D. (2008). “On “Television Criticism”: The Pursuit of the Critical Examination of a Popular Art.” Popular Communication: International Journal of Media and Culture 6.1: 20-36.

Lotz, A. D. (2007). “How to Spend $9.3 Billion in Three Days: Examining the Upfront Buying Process in the Production of US Television Culture.” Media, Culture and Society 29.4: 549-67.

Lotz, A. D. (2007). “The Promotional Role of the Network Upfront Presentations in the Production of Culture.” Television & New Media 8.1: 3-24.

Lotz, A. D. (2005). “Seventeen Days In July at Hollywood and Highland: Examining the Television Critics Association Tour.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 33.1: 22-28.

Lotz, A. D. (2004). “Using ‘Network’ Theory in the Post-Network Era: Fictional 9/11 U.S. Television Discourse as a ‘Cultural Forum.’” Screen 45.4: 423-439.

Lotz, A. D. (2004). “Textual (Im)Possibilities in the U.S. Post-Network Era: Negotiating Production and Promotion Processes on Lifetime’s Any Day Now.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 21.1: 22-43. Reprinted in Television: The Critical View, 7th ed. edited by Horace Newcomb (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 223-44.

Lotz, A. D. and S. M. Ross. (2004). “Bridging Media Specific Approaches: The Value of Feminist Television Criticism.” Feminist Media Studies 4.2: 187-204.

Lotz, A. D. and S. M. Ross. (2004). “Toward Ethical Cyberspace Audience Research: Strategies for Using the Internet for Television Audience Studies. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 48.3: 501-13.

Lotz, A. D. (2003). “Communicating Third-Wave Feminism and New Social Movements: Challenges for the Next Century of Feminist Endeavor.” Women and Language 26.1: 2-9.

Lotz, A. D. (2001). “Postfeminist Television Criticism: Rehabilitating Critical Terms and Identifying Postfeminist Attributes.” Feminist Media Studies 1.1: 105-121.

Lotz, A. D. (2000). “Assessing Qualitative Television Audience Research: Incorporating Feminist and Anthropological Innovation.” Communication Theory 10.4: 447-467.

Book Chapters
Lotz, A. D. (2014). “Building Theories of Creative Industry Managers: Challenges, Perspectives, and Future Directions.” In Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries, edited by Derek Johnson, Derek Kompare, and Avi Santo (New York: New York University Press).

Lotz, A. D. (2013). “Knowing Characters: House and Narrative Complexity in Episodic Television.” In How to Watch TV, edited by Jason Mittell and Ethan Thompson (New York: New York University Press).

Lotz, A. D. and H. Newcomb. (2011). “The Production of Entertainment Media.” In A Handbook of Media and Communication Research, 2nd revised ed. Ed. Klaus Bruhn Jensen. New York: Routledge.

Lotz, A. D. (2009). “Industry-Level Studies and the Contributions of Gitlin’s Inside Prime Time.” In Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries. Eds. Vicki Mayer, Miranda Banks, and John Caldwell, New York and London: Routledge, 2009. pp. 25-38.

Lotz, A. D. (2009). “National Nightly News in the On Demand Era.” In Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era. Ed. Amanda D. Lotz. New York: Routledge. pp. 94-113.

Lotz, A. D. (2007). “If It is Not TV, What is It? The Case of U.S. Subscription Television.” In Cable Visions: Television Beyond Broadcasting. Eds. Sarah Banet-Weiser, Cynthia Chris and Anthony Freitas. New York: New York University Press. pp. 85-102.

Lotz, A. D. (2007). “Must-See TV: NBC’s Dominant Decades.” In NBC: America’s Network. Ed. Michele Hilmes. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 261-74.

Lotz, A. D. (2007). “Theorizing the Intermezzo: The Contributions of Postfeminism and Third Wave Feminism.” Third Wave Feminism: Expanded, 2nd ed. Eds. Stacy Gillis, Gillian Howe, and Rebecca Munford. London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 71-85.

Lotz, A. D. (2006). “In Ms. McBeal’s Defense: Assessing Ally McBeal as a Feminist Text.” In Searching the Soul of Ally McBeal: Critical Essays. Ed. Elwood Watson. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. pp. 139-59.

Lotz, A. D. (2005). “Segregated Sitcoms: The Separation of Black and White Comedy Images and Audiences.” In America Viewed and Skewed: Television Situation Comedies. Eds. Mary M. Dalton and Laura R. Linder. Albany: SUNY Press. pp. 139-50.

Lotz, A. D. (2003). “Barricaded Intersections: Any Day Now and the Struggle to Examine Ethnicity AND Gender.” In Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers. Ed. Rebecca Ann Lind. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. pp. 294-300.

Haggins, B. and Lotz, A. D. (2007). “HBO Comedy.” In The Essential HBO Reader, Eds. Gary Edgerton and Jeffrey Jones. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press. pp. 151-71.

Newcomb, H. and Lotz, A. D. (2002). “The Production of Media Fiction.” In A Handbook of Media and Communication Research. Ed. Klaus Bruhn Jensen. New York: Routledge. pp. 62-77.

Encyclopedia/Reference Chapters
Lotz, A. D. (2013). “Prime-Time Drama.” Oxford Bibliographies in Film and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lotz, A. D. (2009). Entry on “Television.” Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture. Ed. Dale Southerton. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.

Lotz, A. D. (2008). Entry on “Television.” International Encyclopedia of Communication. Ed. Wolfgang Donsbach. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Lotz, A. D. (2007). Entry on “Popular Culture: Broadcasting, Radio, and Television.” Encyclopedia of Women in World History. Ed. Bonnie G. Smith. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lotz, A. D. (2004). Entries on: “Ally McBeal;” “Darren Star;” “Lifetime Television;” “Sex and the City;” “Women’s Television Network.” Encyclopedia of Television, 2nd ed. Ed. Horace Newcomb. New York: Routledge.

Unrefereed Journal Articles and Writings
Lotz, A. D. (2014). “Assembling a Toolkit.” Media Industries Journal, 1.1.

Gray, J. and Lotz, A. D. (2013). “A Robust and Dynamic Field.” Media, Culture & Society, 35.8: 1019-1022.

Lotz, A. D. (2013). Review Essay: “Television 2013.” Cinema Journal, 52(3): 190-7.

Lotz, A. D. (2013). “What Old Media Can Teach New Media,” in online support materials for Spreadable Media, by Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green (New York: New York University Press).

Lotz, A. D. (2011). “Television Studies?” Critical Studies in Television 6.1: 110-11.

Lotz, A. D. (2010). “US Television and the Recession: Impetus for Change?” Popular Communication:International Journal of Media and Culture 8.3: 186-9.

Lotz, A. D. (2009). “Interactive TV Too Early: The False Start of QUBE.” The Velvet Light Trap 64: 106-7.

Lotz, A. D. (2009). “What is U.S. Television Now.” Special Issue, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: End of Television?: Its Impact on the World (So Far), eds. Elihu Katz and Paddy Scannell.

Lotz, A. D. (2008). “New Media Policy?” Journal of E-Media Studies 1.1.

Lotz, A. D. (2006). Columnist for Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media

Lotz, A. D. (2005). “Studying and Teaching U.S. Television in a Time of Change.” Feedback 46.2: 45-46.

Conference Presentations (2010-14)
Lotz, A. D. (2013). “The Process of theory Building in Media Industry Studies.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Chicago, IL.

Lotz, A. D. (2012). “We Must Be Outlaws: The Unbearable Burden of Straight White Men,” American Studies Association Annual Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Lotz, A. D. (2012) “Understanding Media Industries.” Teaching Media Industries Workshop. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lotz, A. D. (2012). “Jockularity and the Homosocial Space: Policing Masculinity Through Humor.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Boston, MA.

Lotz, A. D. (2012). “Media Industry Studies: Beyond the Case Study?” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Boston, MA.

Lotz, A. D. (2011). “Imagining Post-PC Humor.” Unboxing Television: Television and Comedy. Madison, WI.

Lotz, A. D. (2011). “Stories of their Own: The Gender Politics of Cable’s Male-Centered Dramas.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. New Orleans, LA.

Lotz, A. D. (2010). “Analyzing Gender on Television: Current Challenges and Future Directions.” Sexism and the Media Conference. Ann Arbor, MI

Service (partial)
Feminist Media Histories                                      Editorial Board
Cinema Journal                                                     Editorial Board
Media Industries                                                   Editorial Board
Popular Communication: Int’l Journal of Media & Culture Editorial Board
Palgrave European Film and Media Series     Advisory Board
Society for Cinema and Media Studies           Book Review Editor; Nominating Committee
University of Utah (2014)                                  External Review Committee
DePauw University (2001)                                 External Review Committee
Listing of Institutional Service Available Upon Request

Invited Talks, Presentations, and Consulting
Transforming Hollywood: The Futures of Television Conference. Panelist. University of California, Los Angeles April 4, 2014
Generation(s) of Television Studies Symposium. “The Cumulative Narrative of the Cumulative Narrative” University of Georgia April 12, 2013
Council of Estonia National Public Broadcasting Conference, “Matters of the Life, Death, and Afterlife of Television” October 25, 2012
Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, “Masculinity in US Cable Dramas: Feminism after the New Man” October 24, 2012
University of Copenhagen, “Masculinity in US Cable Dramas: Feminism after the New Man” October, 2012
Consulting Researcher, “Connected Viewing Initiative,” UC Santa Barbara Media Industries Project, funded by Warner Bros. 2012
New York University, “Imagine There Are No Channels”
Consulting: IFC/Sundance “Opportunities and Challenges of Post-Network Television”
Guest Scholar, 37th Annual Undergraduate Honors Conference, DePauw University
DePauw University, “Post Second-Wave Masculinity on US Television”
Visiting Scholar, 14th Annual Film and Media Symposium, Kansas University
Honors Scholar in Residence, Muhlenberg College
University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Reigning Men?: Some Meditations on Process” Consulting Researcher, Convergence Cultures Consortium, MIT
Consulting: Competing Values Jumpstart—Detroit Public Television
Google, “Why Television Isn’t Dying”
University of Arizona, “Why Television Isn’t Dying”
Consulting: Competing Values Jumpstart—NBC Universal “The Future of Television” DePauw University, “Sexual Politics and Television Heroines”
Washington University in St. Louis, “Feminist Television Criticism in the Post-Network Era” Washington University in St. Louis, “New, New Women, Convergence, and Conglomeration”

Courses Taught
University of Michigan
Comm 121: Evaluating Information and Analyzing Media I, pre-requisite major requirement
Comm 251: Understanding Media Industries, mid-level major elective
Comm 419: Seminar in Research Methods, upper-level elective
Comm 458: Media Criticism, upper-level elective
Comm 459: Critical Issues in Television: Post-Network Era, upper-level seminar
Comm 471: Gender and Media, upper-level elective
Comm 474: History of Broadcasting and Television, upper-level elective
Comm 810/822: Feminist Media Studies/Gender and Media, graduate elective
Comm 827: Analyzing Media Industries, graduate elective

Denison University
Comm 200: Research in Communication, lower division, major/minor requirement;
Comm 225: Radio and Television in America, lower division, general education elective;
Comm 301: Media Programming and Economics (Institutional Media Analysis), elective;
Comm 229: Mediating Gender and Sexuality, lower division, general education elective;
Comm 239: Ethnicity and Racism in U.S. Media, lower division, general education elective;
Comm 414: Critical Issues in Television: Post-Network Era, senior seminar.

Washington University in St. Louis
Film 110: Race and Ethnicity in American Television, a first-year seminar;
Film 350: History of Electronic Media, major requirement, cross-listed with history;
Film 365: Women in American Media Culture, elective, cross-listed with women’s studies;
AmCS 469: Television in American Culture: 1950-1970, graduate course in evening division.

Production Experience
Evening Edition News Staff DePauw University Sep. 1992-May 1995 Participated in a student produced, live, weekly newscast. Held positions of: executive producer; lead reporter; anchor; and production including: teleprompter, audio, floor directing, and camera.

News Intern, WFND TV-47, Findlay, Ohio
Edited video, extensive script writing, and production responsibilities.

The Forum, Executive Producer and Anchor, DePauwUniversity
Created and ran a 30 minute newsmagazine that aired on community access channel.

Sideline Reporter, DePauw/Wabash Television Network, Reported sideline interviews and updates live to 1.5 million viewers.

Related Experience
Freedom of Information Intern Society of Professional Journalists, Greencastle, IN. Sep. 1995-Aug. 1996 Compiled and edited regular newsletter on freedom of information news; planned, coordinated and created materials for 1996 Ted Scripps Leadership Retreat and other projects promoting SPJ.

Public Policy Intern Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, Washington, D.C. Summer 1995 Worked with regulatory and legislative divisions performing issue research, advocacy support, administrative tasks, and participated in issue development sessions.