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Tricia Jenkins

Professor of Film, TV and Digital Media

Texas Christian University

Phone:

817 257 6740

Email:

Address:

FTDM, TCU Box 298030, Fort Worth, TX 76129

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS


The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television.  The University of Texas Press, 2012.  Also translated

           into Chinese, Turkish, French, and Farsi. 

The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television. Second edition. The University of Texas Press, 2016. Includes updated material and two brand new chapters: 

            - “Argo’s Tony Mendez: The First Retiree the CIA Wants in Hollywood.” 142-152.

            - “Relaxing the Rules: Zero Dark Thirty, Homeland, and the Move Towards Nuance.” 153-176.

 

International Film Festivals: Contemporary Cultures and History Beyond Venice and Cannes, editor. I.B. Tauris, 2018.

 

Superheroes, Movies and the State. Co-authored with Tom Secker. University of Kansas Press, 2022.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 

“Battling for the Future of Space in Superhero Movies: NASA, The US Space Force, The Avengers and Captain Marvel.”  Journal of American Culture 43.4 (Nov 2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jacc.13205

 

“Science, Superheroes, and the Science and Entertainment Exchange.” Journal of Science and Popular Culture.  Forthcoming Dec 2021. 

 

“Re-remembering the American Experience in Vietnam: A Look at the Film Industry’s Relationship to the Department of Defense.”  Journal of American Culture 42.2 (June 2019): 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/jacc.13020

 

Shaw, Tony and Tricia Jenkins. “An Act of War? The Interview Affair, the Sony Data Hack and the Politics of Contemporary Cultural Production.” Journal of American Studies 53.1 (February 2019): 1-27.

 

“Introduction.” International Film Festivals: Contemporary Cultures and History Beyond Venice and Cannes. Ed. Tricia Jenkins. I.B. Tauris, 2018.

 

“Building the Panama International Film Festival from the Ground Up: An Interview with Pituka-Ortega Heilbron and Diana Sanchez.” International Film Festivals: Contemporary Cultures and History Beyond Venice and Cannes. Ed. Tricia Jenkins. I.B. Tauris, 2018.

 

“What Did Russian Trolls Want in 2016: A Closer Look at the Internet Research Agency’s Active Measures.” War on the Rocks. The University of Texas and the Texas National Security Review. May 2018. Web. (Semi peer-reviewed).

 

Jenkins, Tricia, Aaron Nygeres, and Rodney Taviera. “The State and Cultural Production: An Introduction.” The Journal of Popular Culture 50.3 (2017): 439–444.

Jenkins, Tricia and Tony Shaw. “From Zero to Hero: The CIA and Hollywood Today.” Cinema Journal 56.2 (2017): 91-113.

 

“Netflix’s Geek Chic: How One Company’s Big Data Changed the Entertainment Industry.” Jumpcut. 57.2 (Fall 2016). Web.  

“The History and Logic of Genre Study." A Companion to Popular Culture. Ed. Gary Burns. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016: 85-100.

“Feminism, Nationalism, and the 1960s' Slender Spies: A Look at Get Smart and The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.”  Journal of Popular Film and Television. 43.1 (2015): 14-27.

 

“The Militarization of American Professional Sports: How the Sports-War Intertext Influences Athletic Ritual and Sports Media.”  The Journal of Sports and Social Issues 37.3 (August 2013): 245-60.

 

“Nationalism and Gender: The 1970s, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.” Journal of Popular Culture 44.1 (Feb 2011): 93-113.

 

“Get Smart: A Look at the Current Relationship between Hollywood and the CIA.” The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 29.2 (June 2009): 229-243.

 

“How the Central Intelligence Agency Works with Hollywood: An Interview with Paul Barry, the CIA’s New Entertainment Industry Liaison.” Media, Culture and Society 31.3 (May 2009): 489-495.

 

“The Suburban Spy and the Rise of the New Right: Negotiating Gender Politics in Scarecrow and Mrs. King.” The Journal of Popular Film and Television 36.4 (Winter 2009): 200-208.

 

“From Radicalism to Mainstream Evangelicalism: Exploring the Effects of Doctrinal Upheaval on Second-Generation Members in The Worldwide Church of God.” The Journal for the Study of Radicalism 3.2 (2009): 113-139.

 

“Re-writing Alias: A Comparative Look at the Series’ Media Tie-Ins and Fan Fiction.” Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies. Eds. Stacey Abbott and Simon Brown.  I.B. Tauris, 2007.162-173.

 

“Country Music and Thomas Jefferson’s Agricultural Ideal.” Popular Music and Society 29.1 (February 2006): 55-68. 

 

 “James Bond’s ‘Pussy’ and Anglo-American, Cold War Sexuality.” The Journal of American Culture 28.3 (September 2005): 309-317.

 

“‘Potential Lesbians at Two O’clock’: The Heterosexualization of Lesbianism in the Contemporary Teen Film.” The Journal of Popular Culture 38.3 (February 2005):  491-504.

 

"Forming Cultural Identity in the Face of Exodus: A Look at Li-Young Lee’s The City in Which I Love You and Book of My Nights.” South Asian Review 24.2 (October 2003): 199-210.

NON-PEER-REVIEWED WORK

 

Review of “In Secrecy’s Shadow: The OSS and CIA in Hollywood Cinema 1941-1979” by Simon Willmetts. London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books.  Reprinted in Newsweek. July 2016. Web.

 

“Top 5 CIA Assisted Films.” University of Texas Press. February 2016.  Web.

 

Review of Hollywood Goes to Washington: American Politics on Screen by Michael Coyne. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 30.3 (September 2010): 437-438.

 

“Spy Fiction.” Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading. Ed. Ken Womack. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007. 954-962.

 

“Balestrom-Solf, Lagi Countess.” Women and War: A Historical Encyclopedia from Antiquity to the Present. Ed. Bernard Cook. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006: 52.

 

Review of British Cinema and the Cold War by Tony Shaw. Journal of Popular Film and Television 32:3 (Fall 2004): 144. 

 

Review of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture by Douglas Lanier. Journal of Popular Culture 37:3 (February 2004): 552-553.

CLASSES & CURRICULUM DESIGNED

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY. FORT WORTH, TX.

Professor. 2008-2021

Department of Film, TV and Digital Media

 

FTDM 10123: Media Adaptations (Marvel and DC from Print to Screen)

FTDM 10043: TV Studies for Non-Majors

FTDM 10043: Introduction to Film and TV Aesthetics

FTDM 10113: History of Broadcasting 

FTDM 20583: Media Analysis

FTDM 30593: TV, Culture and Society

FTDM 30410: Film Genres: Monster Films

FTDM 30410: Film Genres: Spy Thrillers

FTDM 30593: TV, Culture and Society (Australian and New Zealand Study Abroad)

FTDM 30593: TV, Culture and Society (London Study Abroad)

FTDM 30643: British Cinema and European Culture

FTDM 30013: Media Decades (2 sections: 1960s and 1980s)

FTDM 30123: Women, TV and Film

FTDM 30473: History in the Movies

FTDM 40003: Senior Honors Research Paper

FTDM 40083: Film in a Global Society (Australia and New Zealand Study Abroad)

FTDM 40083: Film in a Global Society (London Study Abroad)

FTDM 40083: Film in a Global Society (Rome Study Abroad)

FTDM 40523: World Cinema

FTDM 40570: Topics in Television: Reality TV (2 sections)

FTDM 40570: Topics in Television: Amazon, Netflix, and HBO

FTDM 40570: Topics in Television: Television After Television 

FTDM 40570: Topics in Television: Cultural Politics and Television

FTDM 40583: Media, Politics and Social Values

FTDM 41580: Topics in Sports Media: Sports Films

FTDM 40513: Topics in Industry: Film Festivals

 

SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY. FAIRFIELD, CT.

Assistant Professor. 2007-2008.

Department of Communication and Media Studies.

 

MS 101: Introduction to Media Studies 

MS 301: Senior Seminar: Gender, Nationalism, and the Spy Genre

MS 301: Senior Seminar: Analyzing Media 

CT 118: Technical Writing I

CT 220: Technical Writing II

 

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY. EAST LANSING, MI.

Doctoral Instructor. 2003-2007.

Program of American Studies

WRAC 150: The Evolution of American Thought 

WGSJ 201: Introduction to Women’s Studies 

AMS 310: Women and American Popular Culture 

IAH 201: The U.S. and the World 

 

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY. KALAMAZOO, MI.

Graduate Assistant. 2001-2003.

Department of English

ENG 105: Thought and Writing 

IME 102: Technical Communications