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Aniko Bodroghkozy came to UVA in 2001 as one of the founding faculty members of the Media Studies Program. Before coming to Virginia, she taught for five years as an assistant professor in the Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Alberta. She has served Media Studies as Interim Director from 2004 to 2006 and as Director of Undergraduate Programs from 2007 to 2012. Currently she is Director of the Distinguished Majors Program.
Prof. Bodroghkozy received her Ph.D in 1994 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Communication Arts where she worked with John Fiske and Lynn Spigel. She received a Masters degree in Film from Columbia University in New York, and a BA with High Honours from the Department of Film Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Professor Bodroghkozy is a media historian with a particular focus on American television, the social change movements of the 1960s, media audiences and reception practices in historical context, and the development of television journalism in the 1960s. Her most recent book, Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement, was published in 2012 by the University of Illinois Press. Her previous book, Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion, was published by Duke University Press in 2001. At the moment she is pursuing two book projects: a major edited volume for Wiley-Blackwell, A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting and single author book tentatively titled Black Weekend: Television News and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. She has published numerous articles on American cinema and television and the social change movements of the postwar era. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Cinema Journal, Screen, Television and New Media, and the online TV Studies journal Flow. Her work has also been frequently reprinted and anthologized in volumes such as Television: The Critical View, Hop on Pop: The Pleasures and Politics of Popular Culture, Critiquing the Sitcom, and in Wiley-Blackwell’s series on U.S. presidents, A Companion to John F. Kennedy. She teaches American broadcasting history, media theory and criticism, media history, along with topics courses such media in the Kennedy era, and media and the civil rights movement.