Jon Kraszewski is program coordinator for the Visual and Sound Media major. He is author of two books, Reality TV (Routledge, 2017) and The New Entrepreneurs: An Institutional History of Television Anthology Writers (Wesleyan University Press, 2010), as well as numerous articles on television and film. His research interests include media as cultural geography, media and the politics of space, reality TV, television history, television authorship, television genres, and mediated identity politics. He is currently writing the book Route 66 for Wayne State University Press’s TV Milestones series and also working on a smaller project about depictions of urban poverty in reality television programs about pit bulls. Jon teaches media studies courses in the Visual and Sound Media program.
- Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 2004
- M.A., Georgetown University, 1998
- B.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996
- Route 66. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. Under Advance Contract.
- Reality TV. New York: Routledge, 2017.
- The New Entrepreneurs: An Institutional History of Television Anthology Writers . Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010.
- "The 1980s Action Film and the Politics of Urban Expulsions." A Companion to Action Cinema. Ed. James Kendrick. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell (Forthcoming).
- "The Weather Channel: Genre, Trust, and Unscripted Television in an Age of Apps." From Networks to Netflix: A Guide to Changing Channels. Ed. Derek Johnson. New York; Routledge, 2018.
- "Televising Superstorm Sandy: New Configurations of Poverty and Neoliberalism in Extreme Weather Coverage." Extreme Weather and Global Media. Eds. Diane Negra and Julia Leyda. New York: Routledge, 2015.
- "Branding, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Race on VH1's Flavor of Love." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 31.3 (2014).
- "Hybridity, History, and the Identity of the Television Studies Teacher." Cinema Journal 50.4 (2011).
- "Multiracialism on The Real World and the Reconfiguration of Politics in MTV's Brand during the 2000s." Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture 8.2 (2010).
- "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Twilight: Rod Serling's Challenge to 1960s' Television Production." New Review of Film and Television Studies 6.3 (2008).
- "Authorship and Adaptation: The Public Personas of Television Anthology Writers." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 25.4 (2008). Lead Essay.
- "Pittsburgh in Fort Worth: Football Bars, Sports Television, Sports Fandom, and the Management of Home." Journal of Sport and Social Issues 32.2 (May 2008).
- "Adapting Scripts in the 1950s: The Economic and Political Incentives for Television Anthology Writers." Journal of Film and Video 58.3 (Fall 2006). Lead Essay.
- "Country Hicks and Urban Cliques: Mediating Race, Reality, and Liberalism on MTV's The Real World." Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture. Eds. Susan Murray & Laurie Ouellette. New York: New York University Press, 2004. Reprinted in Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture. 2 nd Edition. Eds. Susan Murray & Laurie Ouellette. New York: New York University Press, 2009.
- "Recontextualizing the Historical Reception of Blaxploitation: Articulations of Black Nationalism, Class, and Anxiety in the Genre's Advertisements." Velvet Light Trap 50 (Fall 2002).