• Title Graduate Film & Television Studies Program Director
  • Additional Titles Associate Professor, Film & Television
  • Office 223C
  • Education BS, University of Texas at Austin
    MA, University of Arizona
    PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jaramillo is associate professor of Film & Television Studies. Her research focuses on the history, industry, and artifacts of television. Her first book, Ugly War, Pretty Package: How CNN and Fox News Made the Invasion of Iraq High Concept (Indiana University Press, 2009), approaches cable news coverage from the perspective of film and television studies rather than journalism, and seeks to dispel the notion that the news is somehow divorced from the rest of television programming. Her work appears in several edited volumes, including Television: The Critical View, 7th edition, Production Studies II: The Sequel!, and Television Aesthetics and Style. She has also published articles in Television and New Media, communication, Culture, and Critique, Critical Studies in Television, and Journal of Communication Inquiry. Her most recent publications include “The Rise and Fall of the Television Broadcasters Association, 1943-1951” in Journal of E-Media Studies”, “Generation Kill: The Invasion of Iraq as seen on HBO” in A Companion to the War Film, and “¿Sustituirá la televisión al cine en el siglo XXI?” in La Maleta de Portbou.

Her current book project, The Television Code: How the Industry, the Government, and the Audience Made Television Safe for America (forthcoming from University of Texas Press) analyzes the U.S. television industry’s attempts to regulate itself in the early 1950s.

A two-time Ford Fellow, Jaramillo sits on the board of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) and the feminist media studies organization, Console-ing Passions, and is an active member of the Communication Research Center.

Dr. Jaramillo teaches the following courses in the Film and Television Studies program: Television Theory & Criticism, Television Industry Studies, Feminist Television Studies, Uncensored TV, NBC: Anatomy of a Network, and Broadcasting Horror.

Departments/Site Areas
Film & Television and Research
Degree Programs
MFA in Film & Television Studies