Samantha Janes





2152 Vilas Hall

Samantha Janes

Samantha Janes is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her research interests include Classical Hollywood films, gender studies, media industries, and archival work in trade papers and ballyhoo. Her master’s thesis looked at female representation in screwball comedies and their source texts.

Recent Conference Presentations: 

SCMS, “Guiding Early Television: TV Guide‘s ‘As We See It’ Column and Advertising Tensions”, 2022


Helen K. Herman Memorial Fund Scholarship (Acknowledging graduate students who demonstrate academic ability, need, and participation in extra-curricular activities), 2023

Sharon Sites Scholarship in Radio, Television, and Film (Acknowledging outstanding women in Film and Media and Cultural Studies), 2021

Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, UW-Madison, Letters & Sciences, 2020-2021


  • M.A. Film Division, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2022
  • M.A. English with a Certificate in Film Studies, Texas A&M University, 2020
  • B.A. English, Texas A&M University, 2018


  • COM100 – Introduction to Public Speaking, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 – TA
  • COM155 – Introduction to Digitial Media Production, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 – TA
  • COM465 – Editing and Post-Production, Fall 2023 – Instructor (upcoming)