Megan Boyd


Teaching Assistant


2155 Vilas Hall

Megan Boyd

Expertise and Activities

My dissertation project seeks to explain the rise of feature-length comedy in 1910s American cinema. I consider how the film industry’s efforts to solicit further middle class and female patrons impacted film comedy. My general research interests include comedy, women in comedy, silent film, along with American theater and its taste cultures.


  • PhD Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in progress
  • M.A. Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • B.A. Film and Media Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012


  • CA 300- Film Comedy
  • CA 355-  Introduction to Media Production
  • CA 350- Introduction to Film
  • CA 100- Introduction to Speech Composition