Anthony Twarog

Media and Cultural Studies




2150 Vilas Hall

Anthony Twarog


  • M.A. Critical Studies, University of Southern California, 2014
  • B.F.A. Dramatic Writing, New York University, 2012


  • 2022. “Journey to the stars program: The gendered and generational governance of professionalization on Wattpad,” Critical Studies in Media Communication.
  • 2022. “Creative versus technical work in virtual series,” Transformative Works and Cultures, 38.
  • 2021. “Checking The Black List Twice: The Ambiguous Industry Role of Script Development Services.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Script Development, ed. Craig Batty and Stayci Taylor (Palgrave Macmillan).

Courses Taught

  • CA465 – Editing and Post-Production (Lecturer)
  • CA351 – Television Industries (Teaching Assistant)
  • CA155 – Intro to Digital Media Production (Teaching Assistant)
  • CA 250 – Survey of Contemporary Media (Teaching Assistant)
  • CA 355 – Intro to Media Production (Teaching Assistant)


  • UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts Graduate Student Organization Representative for the Media & Cultural Studies Program, 2022-2023
  • Coordinating Editor, University of Texas Press Liaison, The Velvet Light Trap, 2021-23


  • Charles Chester Pearce Scholarship UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts, 2021-2022
  • Elliott Dissertation Scholarship UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts, 2020-2021
  • Helen K. Herman AwardUW-Madison Department of Communication Arts, 2018-2019
  • Annenberg Fellowship USC School of Cinematic Arts, 2013-2014