Julie O'Reilly

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Associate Professor of Communication and Women's & Gender Studies

Academic Affairs, Communication & Media Department


PhD, Bowling Green State University

MS, Ohio University

BA, Millikin University


Dr. Julie O'Reilly was the 2010 winner of the Ream-Paradiso Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2014 winner of the Distinguished Scholarship/Research Award. She is a past Chair of the Department of Communication & Media. She teaches courses in communication, media, and women's and gender studies and teaches for the honors program. The author of Bewitched Again: Supernaturally Powered Women on Television, 1996-2011 (McFarland, 2013) and a 2013 Faculty Fellow of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, she is a regular presenter at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conference and has published articles in The Journal of American Culture and Clues: A Journal of Detection.

COM 101: Explorations in Communication
HNR 303: The Art of Stand-Up Comedy
MED 156: Media & Culture
MED 205: Media Writing
MED 304: Public Relations
MED 314: Advertising and Public Relations Writing
MED 323: Television Criticism
WGS 100: Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
WGS 400: Gender Theory

American culture studies, feminist media studies, television studies

Representation of gender on television, stand-up comedy, generational identity

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