Christine A. Becker

Christine Becker

Film, Television and Theatre

Christine Becker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. Her book It’s the Pictures That Got Small: Hollywood Film Stars on 1950s Television (Wesleyan University Press, 2009) won the 2011 IAMHIST Michael Nelson Prize for a Work in Media and History. She is currently working on a research project comparing contemporary American and British television production and programming. She is also the Associate Online Editor for Cinema Journal and runs the News For TV Majors blog.

Professor Becker has taught at Notre Dame since 2000, specializing in film and television history and critical analysis and ranging across large introductory courses and small senior seminars. Recent courses include Media Industries, Television as a Storytelling Medium, History of Television, Basics of Film, and Television, and Media Stardom and Celebrity Culture.