Johnson, Victoria E.

Victoria E. Johnson
University of California at Irvine
Wolf Visiting Professor of Television Studies (Spring 09)

Victoria E. Johnson teaches courses and conducts scholarly research on topics related to: Broadcast media theory, history and historiography; social and critical history of U.S. television and popular film; cultural studies; race, geography and popular media; popular music and scoring in film and television; sport culture; branding and identity; entertainment law and the construction of celebrity as property; media policy and rural access to communication technology. She has published several articles regarding the politics of place, race, and popular music in anthologies and journals including The Revolution Wasn’t Televised: Sixties Television and Social Conflict, Spike Lee’s 'Do the Right Thing', Film Quarterly, The Velvet Light Trap, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, and online at In Media Res. Her book, Heartland TV: Prime Time Television and the Struggle for U.S. Identity, examines the imagination of the American midwest as symbolic Heartland in critical moments in prime-time television and U.S. social history.

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