Media and Cultural Studies
2153 Vilas Hall
- Tuesdays 11:45-1:45
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Maureen Mauk is a doctoral student in the Communication department at University of Wisconsin- Madison focusing on Media & Cultural Studies. She carries a decade of experience serving in Los Angeles as a Television Standards & Practices executive and environmental activist. Her experience in the television arena includes work at FOX Broadcasting, Mattel, 20th Century Fox, NBC’s “The Office,” and other series including “Brothers & Sisters,” “Scrubs” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” Her research interests include the study of media policy and parental effects surrounding children’s media content and the use of social media for social and environmental betterment, particularly by young moms. Mauk recently won the First Place SCMS (Society of Cinema and Media Studies) Award for her research article entitled: “Politics is Everybody’s Business: Resurrecting Faye Emerson, America’s Forgotten First Lady of Television.” The article is slated for publication in the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies in 2020.
- M.S. Communication- Television, Boston University, 2007
- B.S. Communication, Cornell University, 2001
- 1st Place- Student Writing Award: “Politics is Everybody’s Business: Resurrecting Faye Emerson, America’s Forgotten First Lady of Television”, Society of Cinema and Media Studies, 2019
- 2018. “Mother Bleeper: Sh*thole on Saturday Night Live.” Playback, http://playback.wisc.edu/2018/03/09/mother-bleeper-shthole-on-saturday-night-liv…
- “The Lifesaving Medal”- Selected as a “Wisconsin’s Own” short for the 2019 Wisconsin Film Festival (2019) Color/Silent
- 2018. “Politics is Everybody’s Business: Resurrecting Faye Emerson, America’s Forgotten First Lady of Television”,” Center for the History of Print & Digital Culture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, September 21, 2018.
- CA250 Survey of Contemporary Media