Dr. Molly A. Schneider is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts. She is primarily a television historian, combining an interest in media history and archives with an interest in cultural discourses surrounding media texts and industries. Her current project is a cultural history of the midcentury American television anthology drama, with a particular focus on the ways the format intersects with notions of “Americanness.” Her teaching focuses on media history, theory, and criticism in a cultural context.
Television History, Television Theory & Analysis, Media and Popular Culture
Creative Practice and Research Interests
U.S. Television History
B.A., Performance Studies Northwestern University 2007
M.A., Cinema-Television University of Southern California 2010
Ph.D., Screen Cultures Northwestern University 2016