Shayne Pepper

Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: FA 231

  1. (773)442-5962,


Courses (Spring 2014)

CMTM 160: The Art of Film and Video (T 7:05-9:45)

CMTM 265: Mass Media & Society (MW 4:15-5:30)

CMTM 377: Gender and Media (MW 5:40-6:55)

Shayne Pepper teaches courses in the area of media studies. Specifically, his teaching interests are in film history and theory, television studies, new media technologies, gender and sexuality, and critical/cultural theory. His research agenda is at the intersection of popular media, political activism, and public service. In particular, Shayne studies how film, television, and new media technologies are used to foster political activism and affect public policy.

Before earning his Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media at North Carolina State University, Shayne earned an M.A. in Film Studies from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Drama & Communication from the University of New Orleans. His work has appeared in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Nebula, FlowTV, and Culture Machine. He has also contributed book chapters to several edited collections and is working on a book project on HBO’s HIV/AIDS programming.