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Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray

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Expert on contemporary television, audiences, comedy and convergence

Professor, media and cultural studies, communication arts College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-2541 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @jonathanagray


  • Contemporary television narrative, structure and cultural impact
  • The politics of entertainment, especially comedy, satire and parody
  • Media audiences and consumption, both local and international, including fans
  • Television and film's merging and convergence with new media
  • Film and television hype, promotion and synergy


  • Author, "Television Entertainment" (Routledge, 2008) and Co-Author, "Television Studies" (Polity, 2012 & 2018)
  • Author, "Dislike-Minded: Media, Audiences, and the Dynamics of Taste" (NYU Press 2021) & Co-Editor "Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World" (NYU Press, 2017)
  • Board of Jurors, George Foster Peabody Awards, 2014-2020
  • Author, "Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts," NYU Press, 2009
  • Co-editor, "Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era," NYU Press, 2009