• B.A., Oberlin College
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa 

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Film Art
  • Intro to Nonfiction Video
  • Directing Fiction Film 
  • The Video Essay 
  • Media and the Anthropocene 
  • Writing for Performance 
  • Concepts of Media 

Research Interests

Filmmaking, Podcasting, Media Production, History of Technology, Media Theory 

Joe Bookman

Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Department Chair of Media Studies

 Email:  Phone: 608-363-2373  Office: 2nd Floor, Writing Center

I teach media studies, film, and audio/video production. I joined the Beloit College faculty in 2017.

As a filmmaker, my work has screened at festivals in Europe, Asia, and South America, and in the Cinéfondation selection at Cannes. I am an award-winning short film screenwriter and have programmed narrative shorts for Slamdance Film Festival. I have also worked as a podcaster and as a story development consultant for film and television. My writing has appeared in Matador Network, The Teaching Professor, and Zeal: A Journal for the Liberal Arts.

My courses, which focus on literature, theory, media production, film, and creative writing, offer students opportunities to create, collaborate, and communicate, all while stretching their intellectual muscles in novel, creative ways.

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