Media and Communication Studies
Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies
- B.A. University of California-Santa Cruz
- M.A. University of Iowa
- Ph.D. University of Minnesota
- New Hollywood
- Introduction to Film Studies
- Sex, Gender, and the 1980s
- Hollywood Stardom and Celebrity Culture
- African American Film
- Teen Film and TV
- Media and Society
- Reality TV
- Public Speaking
U.S. film and television history
Stardom and celebrity culture
Feminist media studies
Race and Hollywood film
Teen film and television
Leppert, Alice. TV Family Values: Gender, Domestic Labor, and 1980s Sitcoms. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2019.
Articles and Book Chapters
Leppert, Alice. “Fatherhood and the Failures of Paternal Authority in the Films of John Hughes.” ReFocus: The Films of John Hughes. Eds. Timothy Shary and Frances Smith. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming, 2021.
Leppert, Alice. “We’re All Television Stars in a Pandemic.” Celebrity Studies 11.4 (2020): 496-499.
Leppert, Alice. “Review, Edit, Repeat: Writing and Editing Book Reviews. Writing About Screen Media. Ed. Lisa Patti. New York: Routledge, 2019.
Leppert, Alice. “Friends Forever: Sitcom Celebrity and Its Afterlives.” Television and New Media 19.8 (2018): 741-757.
Meyers, Erin and Alice Leppert. “Introduction: The New Reality of Reality Television Celebrity.” Celebrity Studies 9.4 (2018): 415-425. (Co-edited special issue)
Leppert, Alice. “Family Ties: ‘Alex Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.’” Television Finales: From Howdy Doody to Girls. Eds. David Bianculli and Douglas Howard. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2018.
Leppert, Alice. “Solving the Day-Care Crisis, One Episode at a Time: Family Sitcoms and Privatized Child Care in the 1980s.” Cinema Journal 56.2 (2017): 67-90.
Leppert, Alice. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Fame-work, and the Production of Entrepreneurial Sisterhood.” Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century. Ed. Elana Levine. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015.
Leppert, Alice. “Momager of the Brides: Kris Jenner’s Management of Kardashian Romance.” First Comes Love: Power Couples, Celebrity Kinship, and Cultural Politics. Eds. Shelley Cobb and Neil Ewen. London: Bloomsbury, 2015.
Leppert, Alice. “ ‘Can I Please Give You Some Advice?’ Clueless and the Teen Makeover.” Cinema Journal. In Focus: Clueless. 53.3 (2014): 131-137.
Leppert, Alice. “Eat, Drink, Shop: Constructing Sammi Cheng as Global Consumer.” Celebrity Studies 2.1 (2011): 19-30.
Leppert, Alice and Julie Wilson. “Living The Hills Life: Lauren Conrad as Reality Star, Soap Opera Heroine, and Brand.” Genders 48 (2008). <genders.org> (Updated and reprinted in In the Limelight and Under the Microscope: Forms and Functions of Female Celebrity. Eds. Su Holmes and Diane Negra. New York: Continuum, 2011. 261-279.)
Leppert, Alice. “DJ Tanner Takes Responsibility for Her Fuller House.” Cinema Journal Afterthoughts and Postscripts 56.2 (2017): https://cmstudies.site-ym.com/general/custom.asp?page=CJ_after562_leppert
Leppert, Alice and Anthony Nadler, co-editors. “Beyond Google: Teaching Humanistic Research Skills.” Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier 2.3 (Fall 2014): http://www.teachingmedia.org/cinema-journal-teaching-dossier/
Leppert, Alice. “Clueless and 90s Teen Magazine Style.” In Media Res (29 May 2014): http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2014/05/29/clueless-and-90s-teen-magazine-style
Leppert, Alice. “Tom Cruise: Out and Proud Scientologist.” In Media Res (14 Aug. 2013): http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2013/08/14/tom-cruise-out-and-proud-scientologist
Leppert, Alice. “The Marginalized Brides of Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss.” In Media Res (19 June 2012): http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2012/06/19/marginalized-brides-say-yes-dress-big-bliss