Amanda Keeler
Dr. Amanda KeelerMarquette University

Johnston Hall, 522

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3495(414) 288-5227 (FAX)

Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Performing Arts


Ph.D., Indiana University (2011)
M.A., University of Chicago (2003)
B.A., Indiana University (1997)

Courses Taught

DGMD 2335 Introduction to Scriptwriting
DGMD 3840 Film and Television Aesthetics
DGMD 4810 Radio and Television History
DGMD 4345 Advanced Scriptwriting
COMM 6820 Digital Storytelling

Professional Affiliations

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Selected Publications

Keeler, A. (Forthcoming, 2017). "A Post-Apocalyptic Return to the Frontier: The Walking Dead as Post-Western." Critical Studies in Television.

“Old New Media: Closed-Circuit Television and the Classroom.” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. Forthcoming 2017.

Keeler, A. (2016). “Gender, Guns, and Survival: The Women of The Walking Dead.” Dangerous Discourses: Feminism, Guns, Violence, and Civic Life. Edited by Catherine Squires. New York: Peter Lang.

Keeler, A. (2016). “Defining a Medium: The Educational Aspirations for Early Radio.” Journal of Radio & Audio Media 23:2.

Shepperd, J., Keeler, A. & Sterling, C. (2016). Sound recognition of historical visibility: The radio preservation task force of the library of congress. Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 23 (2), 229-232.

Keeler, A. (2016). “Premature Adulthood: Alcoholic Moms and Teenaged Adults in the ABC Afterschool Specials.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 33.6: 483–500.

Keeler, A. (2010). “Branding the Family Drama: Genre Formations and Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls.” Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls. Edited by David Scott Diffrient and David Lavery. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. 19–35.

Why Marquette

The Diederich College of Communication curriculum helps to prepare students to evaluate media critically. At Marquette University I can work with students who seek to learn about and improve the world around them.

Digital Publications

"O.J.: Made in America: Criminal Focus." In Media Res. 22 February 2017.

"First Impressions: Fear the Walking Dead" Antenna blog (August 2015).