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Alfred L. Martin Jr.
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Member, Board of Directors, 2020-2023

Biography: Alfred L. Martin Jr. is Assistant Professor of media studies in the Department of Communication Studies and the program in African American studies at University of Iowa. A media and cultural studies scholar, Martin’s work is concerned with the complex interplay between media industry studies and audience/fandom studies as related to television and film studies, critical black studies, sexuality and gender studies.

Department of Communication Studies
University of Iowa
105 Becker Communication Studies Building
Iowa City, IA 54421
Office Phone: 319-353-1993
Twitter: @AlfredLMartin


PhD, Media Studies, University of Texas at Austin

MA, Sociology, DePaul University

BA, Journalism, Arizona State University

Teaching and Research Interests:
Black media studies, queer media studies, production studies, reception theory, and television genre theory.


Selected Publications

Other Activities:

  • Former Co-Chair, TV Studies SIG

  • Former Grad Student Rep, Black Caucus

  • Editorial Board Member, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

  • Editorial Board Member, Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture.


Contact Us

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
640 Parrington Oval
Wallace Old Science Hall, Room 300
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8075