Faculty | Elizabeth Ellcessor
Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies, Dept. of Communication and Culture
And President of The Society for Cinema and Media Studies
- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2012
- M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2008
- B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, May 2004
Elizabeth Ellcessor works at the intersection of cultural, media, and disability studies. Her research and teaching interests include media history, access, and literacy, as well as social media, participatory culture, celebrity and performance of the self, media convergence, the construction of the public, and representations of dis/ability. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Restricted Access, which details the phenomenon of digital media accessibility for people with disabilities. By examining media from this marginalized perspective, it becomes possible to see how varied experiences of media access can be, and how this variation might complicate traditional categories of media and cultural studies research. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the department of Gender and Women's Studies and the Cultural Studies program.
Courses Recently Taught
- C334 Media Participation and Convergence
- C334 Online Celebrity
- C420 US Television History
- C620 Digital Media Access
- C552 Critical Cultural Industry Studies
- “<ALT=”Textbooks”>: Web Accessibility Myths as Negotiated Industrial Lore” Critical Studies in Media Communication. 31:5 (2014)
- “Captions On, Off, On Tv, Online: Accessibility and Search Engine Optimization in Online Closed Captioning.” Television and New Media. 13:4 (2012). 329-352.
- “Tweeting @feliciaday: Online Social Media, Convergence and the Subcultural Stardom of Felicia Day.” Cinema Journal. 51:2 (2012). 46-66.