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Heather Hendershot

Heather Hendershot is visiting at Penn as the Dick Wolf Professor of Television and Media.  Her teaching and research areas include children's television, religious media, science fiction film and TV, independent cinema, and the horror film.  She is the editor of Nickelodeon Nation: The History, Politics, and Economics of America's Only TV Channel for Kids (2004) and the author of Saturday Morning Censors: Television Regulation before the V-Chip (1998) and Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelical Culture (2004; Turkish trans. 2006).  Hendershot is also the editor of Cinema Journal, the official publication of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.  She has held fellowships at Vassar College, New York University, and Princeton University, and she was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete her book on Cold War right-wing broadcasting.

Courses Taught

fall 2009

ENGL 078.401 Television Studies