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Justin Rawlins, PhD

Justin Rawlins, PhD
Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Film Studies
Media Studies
918-631-2249 Oliphant Hall


PhD – Indiana University MA – Indiana University BA – Indiana University


Journal Articles

  • Rawlins, Justin. “Introduction: TV and Performance.” Journal of Film and Video 68.3-4 (2016): n. pag. Print.

  • Rawlins, Justin. “Over His Dead Body: Hedda Hopper and the Story of James Dean.” The Velvet Light Trap 71.1 (2013): 27ā€“41. Print.

  • Rawlins, J. This is(nā€™t) John Wayne: The Miscasting and Performance of Whiteness in The Conquerer. Vol. 27, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 2010, pp. 14-26.

Book Chapters

  • Rawlins, Justin. “Your Guide to the Girls: Gilmore-Isms, Cultural Capital, and a Different Kind of Quality TV.” Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls. Ed. David Scott Diffrient and David Lavery. Syracuse University Press, 2010. 35ā€“56. Print.


  • Rawlins, J. Afflicted Agents, Contested Spaces: Performance, Disability, and Female Protagonism in Homeland and The Bridge. In Media Res, 2014.
  • Rawlins, Justin, and Zenia Kish. “‘Telling Stories Is the Most Powerful Thing’: Kony 2012 and Narrative [Dis]Unity.” In Media Res (2012): n. pag. Print.

  • Rawlins, Justin. “What Kind of ‘South’ Rises from the (Walking) Dead?” In Media Res (2012): n. pag. Print.

Courses Taught

  • Senior Project
  • Independent Study
  • Internship
  • Film Theory and Criticism

Professional Affiliations

  • American Studies Association
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies