Dr. Anne Gilbert
Anne Gilbert teaches media studies courses on technology, transmedia, and pop culture. Her research considers how social, technological, and industrial factors shape media participation in popular culture.
Ph.D., Media Studies, Rutgers University
M.A., Cinema Studies, New York University
B.A., Film & Media Studies, Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
Research Interests and Activities
Dr. Gilbert researches contemporary participatory culture, with an emphasis on audiences, industrial practice, and digital technologies. She is currently researching a book on fans, industrial marketing, and participation at San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, she has written on the cultural and industrial shifts in television in an era of streaming technology, and on gendered digital communities and e-book publishing. Her work on bronies, adult male fans of My Little Pony, can be found in Transformative Works & Cultures.
Dr. Gilbert’s courses emphasize practical, hands-on application of critical media theory. Prior to coming to Grady College, she was a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at University of Kansas, where she designed and taught film and media courses with an emphasis on active learning. She also taught courses in digital media and culture studies at Rutgers University.