Amanda Keeler
Dr. Amanda KeelerMarquette University

Johnston Hall, 522

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3495(414) 288-5227 (FAX)
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Performing Arts


Ph.D.  Indiana University (2011)
M.A.  University of Chicago (2003)
B.A.  Indiana University (1997)

Courses Taught

DGMD 3840 Film and Television Aesthetics
DGMD 4810/5810 Radio and Television History
DGMD 4345/5345 Advanced Scriptwriting
COMM 6820 Craft of Digital Storytelling

Professional Affiliations

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force

Selected Publications

"A Post-Apocalyptic Return to the Frontier: The Walking Dead as Post-Western." Critical Studies in Television. Forthcoming.

"'A Certain Stigma' of Educational Radio: Judith Waller and 'Public Service' Broadcasting." Critical Studies in Media Communication 34.5 (2017): 495-508.

“Old New Media: Closed-Circuit Television and the Classroom.” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 2016. Online.

“Gender, Guns, and Survival: The Women of The Walking Dead.” Dangerous Discourses: Feminism, Guns, Violence, and Civic Life. Edited by Catherine Squires. New York: Peter Lang. 2016. 235-56.

“Premature Adulthood: Alcoholic Moms and Teenaged Adults in the ABC Afterschool Specials.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 33.6 (2016): 483–500.

Honors and Awards

Dean's Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Communication (2017)
Dean's Recognition Award for Outstanding Advisor, College of Communication (2015)

Why Marquette

The Diederich College of Communication curriculum helps prepare students to evaluate media critically. At Marquette University I can work with students who seek to learn about and improve the world around them.

Digital Publications

"O.J.: Made in America: Criminal Focus" In Media Res (2017)
"Educating Wasn't Enough: Judith Waller" (2017)
"First Impressions: Fear the Walking Dead" Antenna blog (2015)