Media & Communication
Beth Corzo Duchardt
B.A., Hampshire College
M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Corzo-Duchardt studies 20th century film and popular culture and intersections of race, gender and ethnicity in discourses about spectatorship. She has published articles in Screen and Feminist Media Histories and is currently working on two book projects about old media technologies when they were new. The first, “Primal Screen: Primitivism and American Silent Film Spectatorship," demonstrates how our ideas about the cinema's power and universal appeal have been shaped by colonialist discourse. The second book project is a media history of the emergence outdoor advertising in North America that aims to provide crucial historical context for understanding contemporary multi-media outdoor landscapes. An article based on this research appears in Feminist Media Histories. Dr. Corzo-Duchardt teaches Media Panics and Cross-Gender Performance in Media Culture. Her other research and teaching interests include: Postcolonial Studies; Material Culture; History of Outdoor Advertising; TV History; Early 20th Century Visual Culture; Digital Humanities; and Media Archaeology.