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Caryn Murphy, Ph.D.

Office:  AC  W208Caryn Murphy
Phone: (920) 424-3132

Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in Radio, Television and Film, University of North Texas



Caryn Murphy was named the Oshkosh Northwestern Endowed Professor of Liberal Arts in 2023. 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. She received the Edward Penson Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014, and the Edward Penson Faculty Award in 2020. 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 Film, Radio 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 as the Reviews Editor for the Journal of Children in Popular Culture. She collaborated on the second edition of Film and Television Analysis, which will be published by Routledge in 2024.

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