Josh Heuman

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Teaching Assistant Professor
446C Gregory Hall
  • PhD, Communication Arts / Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA, Communication Arts / Telecommunications, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA, French and Comparative Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaching assistant professor
Course Specialties
  • JOUR205: History of American Journalism
  • MACS100: Introduction to Popular TV & Movies
  • MACS264: Creative and Information Economies​

Dr. Heuman's research explores media industries and regulation (especially television), with an emphasis on the regulation of media work. His different projects come together in a concern for the cultural life of media industries and their regulation (from content regulation as a style of cultural criticism to the gendered culture of television writers’ rooms), pursuing often neglected documents and discourses (from submissions to administrative and legal proceedings to how-to manuals for online investors and radio and television writers). His current projects follow the historical formation of the professional broadcast writer, from law and policy to contract and organization.

Dr. Heuman's teaching ranges widely across the field of media studies, including courses in media industries; media law; media history; media theory; and media genre, narrative, and style.

Alongside these main lines of research and teaching, he’s also glad to think and talk about a broader range of interests across the field of media studies, and across the varied forms, genres, and periods of media.