Andrew Owens, Ph.D.
full time faculty - communication department
Andrew Owens joined the Boston College faculty in the fall of 2015 as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Communication Department. He is also jointly-appointed in BC's Program in Women's and Gender Studies.
Dr. Owens' research and teaching focuses on media historiography, film and television genre studies, and gender/queer theory. Regular courses taught at BC include "Gender and Media," "Gender, Sexuality, and Communication," "Media: Pop Culture," and "Introduction to Feminisms." Dr. Owens' current book project, tentatively entitled Desire After Dark, offers both an industrial and cultural history of American supernatural media's relationship to changing formations of gender and sexuality since the 1960s.
Dr. Owens' work has been published in journals such as Feminist Media Studies and Television and New Media, and has been presented at international conferences such as the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference and Console-ing Passions. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from Swarthmore College, and M.A. in English from Villanova University, and a Ph.D. from the School of Communication at Northwestern University.
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