Stephanie Brown

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Stephanie Brown


Office Hours

Monday/Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00

Before joining the faculty at Washington College, I taught courses in Media, Communication, and Gender and Women's Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Saint Louis University. I received my B.A. in English from Indiana University, my M.A. in Television, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University and my PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before starting my doctorate, I worked for the  New York Television Festival and for VOX, a voice-over talent agency in Los Angeles

My research tends to combine gender, power, popular culture, emerging media, and the comedy industries. My current book project explores identity, power, and labor in stand-up comedy as a media industry. Other ongoing projects include theorizing the political aesthetic of humor on TikTok, live comedy podcasting as an archive of marginalized voices, and the desktop documentary's potential to explore pop culture and interpersonal relationships and community building. 

In addition to teaching and research, I also am an active member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. As a part of the society, I produce segments for The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies' Aca-Media Podcast, serve of the programming committee, and serve on the steering committee of the Critical Pegagogy Scholarly Interest Group. 

Classes taught: 
CMS 201 - Contemporary Popular Film and Teleivsion 
CMS 250 - Intermediate Comm and Media Theory
CMS 294 - Stand-Up Comedy and the History of Popular Media
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Links to social media: 
Twitter: @stephbrown