Tricia Jenkins

Film, Television and Digital Media
MOUS 177N | 817-257-6740


Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.A., Western Michigan University
B.A., Ambassador University

Courses Taught

FTDM 10013 – TV Studies for Non-Majors
FTDM 30003 – Honors Tutorial
FTDM 30103 – Media Analysis
FTDM 30463 – Media Decades – The 1980’s
FTDM 30473 – History in the Movies
FTDM 40003 – Senior Honors Research
FTDM 40513 – Topics in Media Industry – Film Festivals

Areas of Focus

Critical media analysis. The government-entertainment complex. Television and film genres. Film festivals. Big data and media.

  • The CIA and Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television. Austin: U of Texas Press.
  • “From Zero to Hero: The CIA and Hollywood Today.” Cinema Journal.
  • “Netflix’s Geek Chic: How One Company’s Big Data Changed the Entertainment Industry.” Jumpcut.
  • The History and Logic of Genre Study.” A Companion to Popular Culture.
  • Feminism, Nationalism, and the 1960s’ Slender Spies: A Look at Get Smart and The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.”  Journal of Popular Film and Television.
  • “The Militarization of American Professional Sports: How the Sports-War Intertext Influences Athletic Ritual and Sports Media.” The Journal of Sports and Social Issues.
  • “Nationalism and Gender: The 1970s, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.” Journal of Popular Culture.
  • “Get Smart: A Look at the Current Relationship between Hollywood and the CIA.” The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.
  • The Jean Giles-Sims Wise Woman Award. Texas Christian University. 2014 and 2016. Nominated.
  • Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title for The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television.
  • Faculty and Professional Women’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Student. Michigan State University. 2007.
  • The Varg-Sullivan Award for Excellence in Academic Letters.  Michigan State University.
  • Book Reviews Editor for The Journal of Popular Culture.
  • Governing Board Member.  The Popular Culture Association/The American Culture Association.
  • Board Member. The Fort Worth Film Commission.
  • Member. The Society of Cinema and Media Studies.