Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
Ph.D. – Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
M.A. – Cinema Studies, New York University
M.A. – English Literature, Loyola Marymount University
B.A. – English Literature, Loyola Marymount University
B.A. – Communication Arts/Film Production, Loyola Marymount University
MJ Robinson regularly teaches Introduction to Film and Video, Contemporary World Cinema, Film History and Communication and the Future, the Communication Arts thesis course. In addition to her academic and teaching careers, Robinson has worked as a film archivist and researcher for independent producers, and was a creative consultant to Meg Ryan and Jane Campion on Campion's 2003 film In the Cut. Most recently, Robinson was the production liaison between Kaledo, KG, an international producing firm and all three Law & Order series. In fall of 2010, Robinson was appointed to a three year term on the WNYC Community Advisory Board, which acts as liaison between the WNYC radio stations and public radio listeners in the New York area. She is currently working on a book: TV on Demand: Curatorial Culture and the Transformation of Television, which will be published by Continuum Press in 2013 as well as a book based on her dissertation: “'Voice of the City?': The Rise and Fall of WNYC-TV.” Her other research and teaching interests include: film theory and history, media and globalization, media policy, the political economy of the media industries and broadcast history.
"Branding the AdMen of Mad Men: New Media, the Post-Network Era and the Reinvention of American Television." Lucky Strikes and a Three Martini Lunch: Thinking About Television’s Mad Men. Eds. Danielle Stern, James Manning, Jennifer Dunn. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
"The Feminine Mistook: Carnival, Feminist Humor and South Park." Deconstructing South Park: Critical Examinations of Animated Transgression. Brian Cogan, Ed. Lexington Books, 2011.
"Televisuality." Encyclopedia of Gender in Media. Ed. Mary Kosut., SAGE Publications., 2011.
"Soap Opera, Serialized Story Telling and ‘Quality TV’: Genre Transformation and the post-post network Era." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Boston, MA., April 11-14, 2012.
Panel Chair, "Soap Opera Pioneers and the Products of their Labor." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Boston, MA., April 11-14, 2012.
"Curatorial Culture and the Transformation of Television." What is Television? A Conference Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Television. University of Oregon, Portland. March 1-3, 2012.
"OWN-ing Daytime: New Challenges for Daytime Programming in the Contemporary Television/Televisual Industries." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, San Antonio, TX., April 20-23, 2011.
"Managing Media Production in the Age of Convergence." FLOW Television Conference. University of Texas, Austin. September 30-October 2, 2010.