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Karen Petruska

Curriculum Vitae Department of Communication Georgia State University Doctoral Candidate Education PhD One Park Place South, 640E Atlanta, GA 30303 kpetruska1@gsu.edu

Cert. MA BA

ABD Georgia State University, Communication, Moving Image Studies Graduate Certificate in Womens Studies Dissertation: The Critical Eye: Re-Viewing 1970s Television (Anticipated Defense July 2012) Supervisors: Alisa Perren, Chair; Kathy Fuller-Seeley; Ted Friedman; Greg Smith; Horace Newcomb 2007 Northwestern University, Film Studies 2000 Washington University, St. Louis, English and American Literature 1998 St. Louis University, Honors English, Theatre, and History Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Wayne Loui Award for Outstanding Senior in Theatre, Second Place-Helen Mandeville Award for Outstanding Achievement in English, Deans List all semesters

Research Specializations Television Studies, Media Industries Studies, New Media and Digital Culture, Media Policy, Cultural Studies, Historiography, Feminist Theory, Popular Culture Scholarly Publications and Presentations Book Chapters Perren, Alisa & Karen Petruska. Big Media, Small Screens: Rethinking Content Production in Digital Hollywood. Moving Data: The iPhone and My Media. Eds. Pelle Snickars & Patrick Vonderau. Pending publication. Petruska, Karen. Crossing Over: Network Transition, Critical Reception and Supernatural Longevity. TV Goes to Hell: An Unofficial Roadmap of Supernatural. Eds. Stacey Abbott and David Lavery. Toronto: ECW Press, 2011. Book Review Petruska, Karen. Television as Digital Media. Eds. James Bennett & Niki Strange. Popular Communication 9.3 (2011): 229-231. Online Publications Petruska, Karen. The GSU Copyright Case: Lessons Learned [Part Two]. Antenna, May 23, 2012. Petruska, Karen. The GSU Copyright Case: Lessons Learned [Part One]. Antenna, May 21, 2012.

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Online Publications (Continued) Petruska, Karen. An Award Without Ceremony: The Critics Consensus. In Media Res, Sep. 15, 2011. Conference Papers Girl Talk: Television Critics and the Persistence of Gender. Console-ing Passions Conference. Boston, MA. 19-22 July 2012. Accepted. The Television Critic and the Middlebrow: Taste, Quality, and The Waltons. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Boston, MA. 21-25 March 2012. Big Hollywood, Small Screens: Corporate Struggles over Distribution in the Digital Realm. What is Television: A Conference to Explore the Past, Present and Future of Television. Portland, OR. 1-3 March 2012. Crossing Over: Network Transition, Critical Reception and Supernatural Longevity. 9th Cultural Studies Association Conference. Chicago, IL. 25 Mar. 2010. Chair, TV & Film Critics, Journalistic Practices, and Society Panel. The Television Critic as Media Citizen: Revisiting Fin/Syn and PTAR. Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference. New Orleans, LA. 13 Mar. 2010. Workshop: The Blind Side: Genre, Race, and Reception. Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference. New Orleans, LA. 13 Mar. 2010. Negotiating the Digital: The Television Critic Then and Now. FLOW Conference. Austin, TX. 20 Sep. 2010. Watch with Kristin on Eonline.com: Analyzing the Corporate Fan. National Pop Culture & American Culture Association Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO. 1 Apr. 2010. Chair, Film Festival as Archive: Toward Addressing History/ies in the Context of Film Festivals Panel. Il Cinema Ritrovato: Examining the Intersection of the Filmic Past and the Digital Future. Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Los Angeles, CA. 20 Mar. 2010. Real Women Have Curves: Examining the Interstices of Memory. National Womens Studies Association Conference. Atlanta, GA. 15 Nov. 2009. At the Crossroads of the Digital Transformation: A Contemporary History of TV Guide Magazine. 6th Annual MIT Conference. Boston, MA. 25 Apr. 2009.

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Conference Papers (Continued) The Americanness of Network Neutrality: Examining Political Rhetoric and Regulatory Policy. Southern American Studies Biennial Conference. Fairfax, VA. 13 February 2009. TV and Fragmentation: Interrogating Alternative Television Texts. FLOW Conference. Austin, TX. 11 October 2008. Awards and Honors Harold Davis Outstanding Graduate Service Award, 2012 Georgia State University Dissertation Grant, 2012 ($1000) Conference Travel Grant, 2011 HASTAC International Conference, supported by The University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2011 ($800) 2011-2012 Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory [HASTAC] Scholar ($300) Conference Travel Grant, Net Worth: Media Distribution in the Digital Era Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011 ($500) Conference Travel Grant, Communication Graduate Student Association, Georgia State University, 2011 ($200) James W. Woodruff, Jr. Fellowship in Media Innovation & Responsibility, Georgia State University, 2010-2011 ($15,000) International Education Fee Study Abroad Scholarship, Georgia State University, 2009 ($1,000) Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis, 1998-1999 ($12,000) Teaching Undergraduate Courses Taught (Instructor of Record) 4800: Film and Media Industries (GSU, 21 students, upper-division seminar) 4210: Critical History of Radio & TV (GSU, 24 students, upper-division course) 4960: American Film History II (GSU, 17 students, upper-division course) 1010: Film Aesthetics and Analysis (GSU, 36 students, introductory course) 2700: History of Motion Pictures (GSU, 120-student lecture, introductory course) 100: English Composition (Wash. U., 40 students, introductory course) Additional Professional Experience 2007-Present Teaching Instructor and Research Assistant, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

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Additional Professional Experience (Continued) 2010-Present Associate Editor, In Media Res Theme Week Organizer (Topics Below): Media Policy TV Failure Film Festivals The Industry of Media Awards U.S. Midterm Elections Disability in Media Public Broadcasting Administrative Liaison: Productions of Digital CulturePopular Seriality DVD Translations & Transmissions Future of Soap Operas Films of John Cameron Mitchell Film Festivals in East Asia 2011-Present HASTAC Scholar 2012 2000-2002 Literary Management/Dramaturgy Intern; Guest Dramaturg for August Wilsons The Piano Lesson, Actors Theater of Louisville, Louisville, KY 1999-2000 Teaching Instructor, English Composition, Washington University, St. Louis, MO Service Webmaster, Media Industries Scholarly Interest Group, Society of Cinema and Media Studies, 2012-2014 President, Communication Graduate Student Association, Georgia State University, 20112012 (Elected). Graduate Student Representative. College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Council. Georgia State University. 2010-2011 (Nominated by Communication Department). Graduate Student Representative. TV Studies Interest Group Steering Committee, Society of Cinema and Media Studies. 2009-2010 (Elected). Continuing Education and Community Engagement National Science Foundation Communication Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. 19 August 2010. Invited Speaker, Lois Weber: Overlooked, Outmoded, and Misunderstood. Atlanta Better Film Society. Atlanta, GA. 28 April 2011. Academic Organizations Society for Cinema and Media Studies National Womens Studies Association Academic References Dr. Alisa Perren (Dissertation Chair) aperren@gsu.edu (404) 413-5633 Georgia State University, Department of Communication 1050 One Park Place, Atlanta, GA 30302

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Academic References (Continued) Dr. Kathy Fuller-Seeley (Dissertation Committee Member) kfuller@gsu.edu (404) 413-5669 Georgia State University, Department of Communication 1054 One Park Place, Atlanta, GA 30302 Dr. Ted Friedman (Dissertation Committee Member) tedf@gsu.edu (404) 463-9522 Georgia State University, Department of Communication 738 One Park Place, Atlanta, GA 30302 Dr. David Cheshier (Department Chair) dcheshier@gsu.edu (404) 413-5649 Georgia State University, Department of Communication 663 One Park Place, Atlanta, GA 30302

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