Texas Tech University

Robert Peaslee

Associate Professor & Chair
Journalism & Creative Media Industries

Email: robert.peaslee@ttu.edu

Phone: +1.806.834.2562

Research: Media power; fan cultures; film; media and place/space; media anthropology; global/international media; superheroes and culture. 

Office:
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Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007

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Robert Peaslee

Biography

Former Programming Chair for Flatland Film Festival (Lubbock, TX); Coordinator, TTU International Film Series; several years experience in sports and higher education marketing and communications; many years experience in food and beverage industry; extensive experience with international travel and study abroad leadership.

Research

Media power; fan cultures; film; media and place/space; media anthropology; global/international media; superheroes and culture. 

Selected Publications

  • (In press) Peaslee, R.M. & Weiner, R.G., eds. The Dark Side: A Super-Villain Reader. University Press of Mississippi.
  • Blumell, L.E., Qiu, Y. & Peaslee, R.M. (2016). Pacifying the Dragon?: How expatriate media professionals are gatekeeping within the Chinese media system. International Journal of Communication. 
    http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/4155/1657

  • McEniry, M., Peaslee, R.M. & Weiner, R.G., eds. (2016). Marvel Comics into Film: Essays on Adaptations Since the 1940s. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

  • Peaslee, R.M. & Weiner, R.G., eds. (2015). The Joker: Critical Essays on the Clown Prince of Crime. University of Mississippi Press. 

  • Peaslee, R.M., El-Khoury, J. & Liles, A. (2014). The media festival volunteer: Connecting online and on-ground fan labor. Transformative Works and Cultures 15. http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/article/view/502.

Teaching Focus

  • CMI 3308: Visual Communication
  • CMI 3340: Commercial Practice in the Creative Media Industries
  • CMI 4310: The Blockbuster
  • CMI 4370: Writing for Series Television
  • CMI 4375: Writing for Feature Film
  • CMI 6315: Critical Theories of Media & Communication
  • MCOM 2320: Writing for Media & Communication
  • MCOM 6364: Qualitative Research Methods

Leadership & Awards

TTU Teaching Academy member TTU President's Excellence in Teaching Award Professing Excellence Award, Research Chair, Visual Communication Division, AEJMC 2011; Editorial Board, American Communication Journal; 2nd Place, Top Faculty Papers Competition, AEJMC Visual Communications Division, 2010; Awardee - 2009-2010 Professing Excellence Award, Texas Tech University; 2010 Nominee - Outstanding Faculty, Student Disability Services, Texas Tech University; 2009, 2010 Nominee - Presidents Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award, Texas Tech University.