Molly Schneider - Columbia College Chicago

Molly Schneider

Assistant Professor


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.

Dr. Schneider earned her PhD in the Screen Cultures Program at Northwestern University. She holds an MA in Critical Studies (School of Cinematic Arts) from the University of Southern California and a BA in Performance Studies from Northwestern.

Instructional Areas

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