Michael Curtin

Professor of Film & Media Studies
Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies

Ph.D, University of Wisconsin


2318 Social Sciences & Media Studies




Globalization, Screen Industries, Cultural Geography,
Media History, Media and Cultural Theory, New Media, Documentary


Michael Curtin is the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Media, and Professor of Film and Media Studies.  Formerly the director of Global Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Curtin also has held teaching or research appointments at Northwestern University, Indiana University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Institute of Ethnology at Academia Sinica, and the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University. His books include Redeeming the Wasteland: Television Documentary and Cold War Politics, Playing to the World’s Biggest Audience: The Globalization of Chinese Film and TV, The American Television Industry (co-author), and Reorienting Global Communication: Indian and Chinese Media Beyond Borders (co-editor). He is currently at work on Media Capital: The Cultural Geography of Globalization.  With Paul McDonald, he is co-editor of the “International Screen Industries” book series for the British Film Institute and with Paul S. N. Lee, he is co-editor of the Chinese Journal of Communication.

The American Television Industry
(International Screen Industries

by Michael Curtin (Author),
Jane Shattuc (Author)
University of Minnesota Press
March 2008

Playing to the World's Biggest Audience

The Globalization of Chinese Film and TV
by Michael Curtin (Author),
Jane Shattuc (Author)
University of California Press
August 2007