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Hargraves, Hunter

Associate Professor of Cinema and Television Arts

Cinema and Television Arts

Office: 657-278-2728

Department: 657-278-7883



Hunter Hargraves teaches courses on contemporary American television studies. 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.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • television criticism
  • popular culture studies
  • television history

  • American Studies
  • Culture -- Diversity
  • Culture -- Popular
  • Film
  • Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Internet
  • Media
  • Sexuality
  • Television/Radio