Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Jennifer Holt

Office Hours

By appointment only – Spring 2018


Jennifer Holt is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and a Fellow with the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington, D.C. Her courses at UCSB include Media Criticism, Media Historiography, Television History, Media Industries, and The Future of Media. She is the author of Empires of Entertainment and the co-editor of Distribution RevolutionConnected Viewing: Selling, Streaming & Sharing Media in the Digital Age; and Media Industries: History, Theory, Method. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Cinema Journal, Journal of Information PolicyMoving Data, and Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures. She is also a co-founder of the Media Industries journal. Her current book project, Cloud Policy: Regulating Digital Freedom is a legal and cultural history of infrastructure policies related to digital media distribution, storage, and access.

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  • PhD Critical Studies of Film, Television, and Digital MediaUCLA
  • MA Critical and Cultural Studies of Film and TelevisionUniversity of Texas at Austin
  • BS Broadcast JournalismUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign