Treasurer, Board of Directors, 2020-2023
Biography: Alisa Perren is Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film and Co-Director of the Center for Entertainment and Media Industries (CEMI) at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching interests include media industry studies, television studies, and US film and television history. She is co-founder, member of the editorial collective, and former co-managing editor for the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Media Industries.
Department of Radio-Television-Film
The University of Texas at Austin
2504 Whitis Ave. Stop A0800
Austin, TX 78712-1067
Office phone: 512.471.1524
PhD, Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin
MA, Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin
BA, English, UCLA
Coordinator, Media Industry Conversations speaker series
Former co-chair of the Media Industries SIG
Former Coordinating Editor of In Media Res
The American Comic Book Industry and Hollywood. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming (spring 2021). Co-authored with Greg Steirer.
“Media Industries: A Decade in Review,” in Making Media: Production, Practices, and Professions, eds. Mark Deuze and Mirjam Prenger. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019, 31-44. Co-authored with Jennifer Holt.
“El Rey: Latino Indie Auteur as Channel Identity,” From Networks to Netflix: A Guide to Changing Channels, ed. Derek Johnson. New York: Routledge, 2018, 229-241.
“The Bigger Picture: Drawing Intersections Between Comics, Fan, and Industry Studies,” The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, eds. Melissa Click and Suzanne Scott. New York, Routledge, 2018, 309-318. Co-authored with Laura Felschow.
“Theorizing Television’s Writer-Producer: Re-viewing The Producer’s Medium,” Television & New Media 16, no. 1 (January 2015), 86-93. Co-authored with Thomas Schatz.
“The Trick of the Trades: Media Industry Studies and the American Comic Book Industry,” Production Studies, The Sequel!: Cultural Studies of the Global Media Industries, eds. Miranda Banks, Bridget Conor, and Vicki Mayer. New York: Routledge, 2015, 227-237.
“Last Indie Standing: The Special Case of Lionsgate in the New Millennium,” American Independent Cinema: indie, indiewood, and beyond, eds. Yannis Tzioumakis, Geoff King, and Claire Malloy. New York: Routledge, 2013, 108-120.
“Rethinking Distribution for the Future of Media Industry Studies,” Cinema Journal 52, no. 3 (Spring 2013), 165-171.
Indie, Inc.: Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2012.
Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Co-edited with Jennifer Holt.