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Caryn Murphy, Ph.D.

Office: Sage 3457Caryn Murphy
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Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in Radio, Television and Film, University of North Texas



Caryn Murphy is currently serving as the interim director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program. She teaches courses in film and television history and criticism, including History of Cinema, Radio, and TV and Race, Class, and Gender in Mass Media. Her research focuses on constructions of identity in the media, and her recent projects examine gender and race in 1960s television. Her work has been published in the Journal of Popular Culture, the Historical Journal of FilmRadio and Television, the Journal of Screenwriting, and Media History. Her work on television also appears in edited collections including From Networks to Netflix, Children, Youth, and American Television, and Saturday Night Live and American Television. She serves on the editorial board of Red Feather, an International Journal of Children in Popular Culture. She is the 2014 faculty recipient of the Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award.