Hargraves, Hunter

Hargraves, Hunter

Department: Cinema and Television Arts

Phone: 657-278-2627

Email: hhargraves@fullerton.edu

Office: CP-650-21

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Degree: Ph.D. Brown University

MA Brown University

BA Stanford University

Degree Area: Modern Culture and Media, Radio-TV-Film

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Teaching Area: Brown University

Wheaton College

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Professor Hargraves teaches contemporary American television studies in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts, including courses such as 302 (Critical Studies: Television), 305 (Diversity in Television), 363 (American Television, 1980-Present), and 366T (TV Genres); he is also an affiliated faculty member in the Queer Studies Minor. His research interests include television history and theory, smartphone culture, affect studies, and popular cultural studies engaging with questions of race, gender, and sexuality. He has published in journals such as  Camera Obscura, Television & New Media,  and in the anthology  A Companion to Reality Television . He is currently finishing a manuscript entitled  Viscerally Uncomfortable Television , which asks why spectators of contemporary American television derive pleasure from stories that are designed to provoke feelings of discomfort and disgust. He received his PhD from Brown University’s Department of Modern Culture and Media in 2015.