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Stefania Marghitu

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Stefania Marghitu
Stefania Marghitu

Stefania Marghitu specializes in critical and cultural studies of television, modes of authorship, media industries, youth cultures, intersectional feminism, digital media activism, and production cultures. She is the author of Teen TV (Routledge, May 2021). You can also find her work published in journals such as Feminist Media Studies, New Review of Film and Television, Communication, Culture and Critique, Spectator, and the edited collections ReFocus on Amy Heckerling (Edinburgh University Press) and White Supremacy and the American Media (Routledge). She is currently preparing a manuscript based on her dissertation, Women Showrunners: Authorship, Identity and Representation in US Television. 

Professor Marghitu currently teaches courses on film, digital media, gender, race, and adaptation. She has previously taught introductory and upper level courses on film, television, and digital media history, aesthetics, and theory at Pitzer College, Chapman University, California State University Northridge, and Columbia College Hollywood.

Recent Publications

  • Teen TV (Routledge, 2021)
  • “Whiteness and the Ambiguous Racial Politics of Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale,” with Kelsey Moore Johnson, White Supremacy and the American Media, Eds. Sarah E. Turner and Sarah Nilsen, Routledge, forthcoming, 2021.
  • “Broad City and Insecure’s Millenial Showrunners: From Indie Web Series to Cable and Streaming Crossovers,” Feminist Media Studies, Commentary and Criticism: Vol. 19, No. 7, 2019.
  • “‘It’s just art’:auteur apologism in the post- Weinstein era,” Feminist Media Studies, Commentary and Criticism: Vol.18, No.3, 2018.


Ph.D.,University of Southern California; M.A. University College London; B.A., Indiana University

Classes Taught

  • First Year Seminar: Teen Media
  • Media and Meditation
  • Topics in Global Cinema: Global Auteurs and Authorship
  • Race, Culture and Media
  • Film and the Art of the Literary Adaptation
  • Critical Reading and Writing

Areas of Expertise

Media Authorship, Feminist Media Studies, Critical and Cultural Studies of Television, Media Industries, Teen Film and Television