Elana Levine

I am an associate professor in the Department of Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  I teach introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in media and cultural studies.  My research focuses on television history and criticism. 

My latest book is Legitimating Television:  Media Convergence and Cultural Status, co-authored with Michael Z. Newman, published by Routledge in late 2011.  My first book, Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television, was published in 2007 by Duke University Press.  I am also the  co-editor of Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, published in 2007 by Duke.  My work has appeared in a number of scholarly journals, including Critical Studies in Media Communication, Television and New Media, and Media, Culture & Society.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002.  I now live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my husband, Michael Z. Newman, and our two sons.

You can get in touch with me at ehlevine at uwm dot edu.