(Links to my academic writing and book reviews can be found here, and my co-produced podcast project can be found here. More about me.)


(Forthcoming) From Rabbit Ears to the Rabbit Hole: A Life with Television. University Press of Mississippi, 2021.

Dr. Joyce Brothers: The Founding Mother of TV Psychology. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. (Listen to interview on New Books Network here.)

Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows. New York: Continuum (Bloomsbury), 2009. (Watch clip of “America’s First Foodie” for a taste.)


Articles and essays

An interview with academic freedom fighter, Bonnie Nelson.Classified Information, Fall 2017.

Writer for a Year.” (guest post for The Librarian’s Sabbatical), September 24, 2017.

Brian Regan: Poking a Stick at the World.In Media Res contribution to “The Craft of Comedy,” June 13 – June 17, 2016.

Dear Jonathan: A Confession.” The Higgs Weldon, October 16, 2015.

Atalanta, Marlo Thomas, and Cheering for the Mad Men Finale.” Cultural Weekly, June 17, 2015.

On Mayoral Elocution.” The Reject Pile, June 17, 2015.

Amy Schumer: Enemy of the Status Quo.” In Media Res contribution to “Television’s Female Antihero(ine),” February 9 – February 13, 2015.

Realist in Residence: Finding My Inner Artist Via iTunes.” The Chronicle of Higher Education (Chronicle Review), August 1, 2014.

Candy-Coated, Tangerine-Colored Criminals: Jenji Kohan’s Drug Use.” (2013). Flow, 18(7).

The Barest of Them All: The Personal Politics of Maron.” (2013). Flow, 18(4).

Jenna Marbles’ Civic Education by Stealth.” (2013). Flow, 18(1).

Nigella Lawson: Food/Lifestyle Porn.” In Media Res contribution to “Celebrity Chefs,” June 24 – June 28, 2013.

Goodbye to America’s Last Expert.” (2013). The Awl, May 16.

There’s No Such Thing as Crack Pie Babies.” 2 Bridges Review, Fall 2012, 89-92.