Amanda D. Lotz

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Amanda Lotz
Fields Television studies; media studies; media industries
Institutions University of Michigan,
Denison University,
Washington University in St. Louis
Alma mater DePauw University (B.A., 1996)
Indiana University (M.A., 1997)
University of Texas (Ph.D., 2000)
Doctoral advisor Horace Newcomb
Known for Research in Media Industries, Television Studies and Gender and the Media

Amanda D. Lotz is an American educator, Television Scholar, and Media Scholar. She is known for her research in television studies and popularizing the terms Network Era, Post-network Era, and the Multi-channel Transition describing the television industry’s transition to cable.

Lotz is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Communication Studies department at Michigan, she was an Assistant Professor at Denison University and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.

Her areas of research are Media Industries, Television Studies, and Gender and the Media.

She holds a B.A. (Communication) from DePauw University, an M.A. (Telecommunication) from Indiana University Ph.D. in radio, television and film from University of Texas.[1]


Lotz has authored, co-authored or edited six books in addition to many refereed journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations. She is the author of Cable Guys: Television and American Masculinities in the 21st Century(2014), The Television Will Be Revolutionized (New York University Press, 2007) and Redesigning Women: Television After the Network Era (University of Illinois Press, 2006), and editor of Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era (Routledge, 2009). She is co-author, with Timothy Havens, of Understanding Media Industries (Oxford University Press, 2011) and, with Jonathan Gray, of Television Studies (Polity, 2011).[2][3]

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