Curriculum Vitae

MARIA BOYD

CURRICULUM VITAE

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
“Unscripted: The Invisible Labor or Reality TV Writers”
Committee: Sharon Shahaf (Chair), Greg Smith, Alisa Perren, Elena Levine
Expected Defense, May 2015

MASTER’S THESIS
“Bodies, Identities, and Voices on American Idol
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Janet Staiger

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Georgia State University, Moving Image Studies, Department of Communication, expected defense May 2015

  • Research interests include Television Studies, Media Industries Studies, and Gender & Sexuality Studies

M.A. University of Texas at Austin, Media Studies, Department of Radio-TV-Film, 2010

B.A. University of North Texas, Film Production Emphasis, Department of Radio/TV/Film, 1995

  • Fundraising Chair, Gamma Beta Phi Honor’s Society
  • Member, NT40 Student Leadership Foundation

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Georgia State University

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2010-present
  • Graduate Research Assistant, for Asst Prof Sharon Shahaf Fall 2010- Present

Univ. of Texas at Austin

  • G.R.A. for Prof. Janet Staiger, Spring 2010
  • G.R.A. for Asst Prof. Jennifer Fuller, Undergrad Mentor Program, Fall 2009
  • G.R.A. UT Dept of RTF Documentary Center, Spring 2009
  • G.R.A. for Asst. Prof Kathleen Tyner, Undergrad Mentor Program, Fall 2008
  • T.A. for RTF 343M, Master Class in Digital Media, Fall 2008

Lewisville Independent School District – Substitute Teacher, grades K-12, Fall 2007-Spring 2008

VisionPoint, Des Moines , IA- Senior Learning Consultant, 2002-2007

American Media Inc., Urbandale, IA – Sales Trainer, 1999-2002

Sales Consultants of Dallas, Dallas, TX- Recruiter, 1998-1999

Primedia Workplace Learning Dallas, TX- Regional Account Manager, 1995-1998

INSTRUCTING EXPERIENCE

Spring 2014
Georgia State University – Instructor of Record

  • Film 4200 TV Analysis, Class of 40

Fall 2013
Georgia State University – Instructor of Record

  • Film 4210  Critical History of Radio/TV, Class of 40
  • Film 2700 History of Motion Pictures; Class of 120
  • Film 4910 Senior Seminar, Class of 25

Summer 2013
Georgia State University – Instructor of Record

  • Film 2700 History of Motion Pictures, Class of 66

Spring 2013
Georgia State University – Instructor of Record

  • Film 4200 TV Analysis, Class of 40

Fall 2012
Georgia State University – Instructor of Record

  • Film 4280  Reality-Based TV Genres; Class of 32
  • Film 2700 History of Motion Pictures; Class of 120

Spring 2012
Georgia State University – Instructor of Record

  • Film 4200 Television Analysis; Class of 40
  • Film 2700 History of Motion Pictures; Class of 120

Fall 2011
Georgia State University – Instructor of Record

  • Film 4780 Special Topic: Television Analysis; Class of 26
  • Film 2700 History of Motion Pictures; Class of 35

Spring 2011
Georgia State University – Instructor of Record

  • Film 2700 History of Motion Pictures; Two Classes of 30

Fall 2010
Georgia State University – Teaching Assistant (Breakout Session Instructor)

  • Film 2700 History of Motion Pictures; Two Classes of 30

AWARDS AND HONORS

Carol Winkler Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award 2014

Georgia State University Graduate Assistantship 2013-2014 ($15,000 annual)

Georgia State University Graduate Assistantship 2013-2014 ($15,000 annual)

Georgia State University Graduate Assistantship 2012-2013- ($15,000 annual)

Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant 2012 ($300)

Georgia State University Graduate Assistantship 2011-2012- ($15,000 annual)

Georgia State University Graduate Assistantship 2010-2011- ($15,000 annual)

PUBLICATIONS

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

*In Media Res* ” MTV’s Third Wave” September 12, 2013

*In Media Res* “Quality TV’s Appropriation of Fan Culture” September 12, 2013

ONLINE REVIEWS

Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture “Fall Premieres 2013 Reign” October 5, 2013

Antenna: Responses to Media and Cultura “Fall Premieres 2013 The Michael J Fox Show” September 25, 2013

BOOK CHAPTERS
“Our Daughters are Leaders: Rearticulating Gender Norms in MTV’s Teen Wolf.” Investigating Teen Wolf Margo Collins & Kamille Stone Stanton. Publication Forthcoming.

Co-Authored Book Chapter with Sharon Shahaf

TV Formats in North America: Reconfiguring Hollywood’s Dominance.”  The Global Format Trade Andrea Esser and Jean Chalabi. (Publication Forthcoming)from IB Tauris Press, London.

CONFERENCES

  • SCMS National Conference, Kids, Tweens & Teens: How Networks Capture the Youth Demo, panel chair and presenter 2014
  • NCA National Conference, Walkers on the White House Lawn Panel, presenter 2013
  • Reality GenderVision Conference, Reality’s Erotic Relations Panel, presenter 2013
  • SCMS National Conference, After Buffy: W(h)ither the Potentials? Panel, presenter, 2013
  • FlowTV Conference, The Role of Class in Reality Parenting Programming Panel, presenter, 2012
  • PCA/ACA National Conference, Making Television Panel, presenter, 2012
  • SCMS National Conference , Popular Citizens Popular Media Panel, presenter 2011
  • PCA/ACA National Conference, Gender and Media Panel, presenter, 2010
  • 17th Annual CWGS Emerging Scholarship Conference, presenter, 2010
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender, Sexuality and Power Conference, Pacific Univ, presenter, 2009
  • FlowTV Conference, Univ. of Texas at Austin, roundtable moderator, 2008

ACADEMIC SERVICE

In Media Res, Fall 2010-present -Theme Week Coordinator

FlowTV.org- Column Editor Fall 2008-Spring 2010

Velvet Light Trap -Reading Committee Member, Fall 2008-Spring 2010

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Pop Culture Association
  • National Communication Association