Ryan Bowles Eagle

Assistant Professor of Communication
College of Arts & Humanities
Communications Department
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Ryan Bowles Eagle


Ryan Bowles Eagle is an assistant professor in the Film, Television, and Media B.A. program. She earned her PhD in Film and Media Studies (with a doctoral emphasis in Feminist Studies ) from UCSB in 2013. She specializes in media activism, feminist media studies, and documentary. She has published work on human rights film festivals and collective media activism ( European Journal of Cultural Studies), documentary and space ( Media Fields Journal ), media and public sexualities (New Views on Pornography), and feminist hashtag activism (Feminist Media Studies). She regularly presents at conferences including Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the National Women’s Studies Association, Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association, and Console-ing Passions, and is a former managing editor for Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Dr. Bowles Eagle worked in independent documentary production. Her frequent course offerings at CSUDH include Media and Representation, Genre Analysis (Documentary), and Media Industries.