Alisa Perren is an associate professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film and Co-Director of the Center for Entertainment and Media Industries (CEMI) at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching interests include television studies, media industry studies, and US film and television history.
From 2010 to 2013, Perren served as Coordinating Editor for In Media Res, an online project experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of scholarship. She is co-founder and a member of the editorial collective for Media Industries, an online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal. She also served as co-managing editor for Media Industries from 2012 to 2017. Perren presently is the organizer of Media Industry Conversations, a speaker series through which industry professionals discuss today’s evolving media landscape.
Some of her research as well as sample syllabi can be viewed here.
RTF - Undergraduate courses: Contemporary Television Criticism; History of US Radio & Television; The Business of Hollywood
RTF - Graduate courses: Television Studies, Media Industries, TV & New Technologies, Research Methods