Nancy McVittie smiles into the camera in a black and white photo.
Senior Instructor
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5956
Mass Media, Film and Television History, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Media Writing, Academic Writing
Courses Taught
CMTM 467: Special Topics in Film & TV (Hollywood and American Culture)
CMTM 466: Media and Cultural Studies
CMTC 404: Communication Theory
CMTM 390: NEIU Cinematheque
CMTM 376: Television History
CMTM 375: Contemporary Hispanic Cinema
CMTM 374: Special Topics in Film (Teen Movies)
CMTM 371: American Cinema (Origins-1950)
CMTC 305: Writing in Communication, Media and Theatre (WIP)
CMTC 300: Mediated Communication
CMTM 205: Fundamentals of Media Writing
CMTM 265: Mass Media and Society
CMTM 160: Introduction to Cinema
CMTC 100: Introduction to Communication
ZHON 191: Introduction to the Arts
Research Interests
Representations of Aging, American Culture, Social History of Film and Television, Comedy and Camp

Ph.D. Screen Arts and Cultures, University of Michigan (2013)

M.A. Literature and Film, North Carolina State University (2008)

B.A. English and Art, Northern Illinois University (2003)

Selected Publications

Fade to Gray: Aging in American Cinema. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016 (co-authored with Timothy Shary)

“Sending Camp to Kids: When John Waters and Paul Rubens Brought Queer Politics to the Underage Set,” in Coming Out to the Mainstream: New Queer Cinema in the 21st Century. JoAnne C. Juett and David Jones, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

Room FA 231
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5956
Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Also available by appointment.
Main Campus