About Kylo-Patrick Hart
Kylo-Patrick Hart (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is an award-winning photographer and chair of the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media at Texas Christian University, where he teaches courses in film and television history, theory, and criticism; film screenwriting; popular culture; and queer media studies. The author of more than 250 journal articles, chapters, conference papers, and reviews, he is also a core faculty member with TCU's Department of Women and Gender Studies.
To date, Professor Hart has earned three graduate/professional certificates (in film studies, copy editing, and book/magazine publishing), four master's degrees (in communications management, liberal studies, print journalism, and radio-television-film communication), and his Ph.D. (in mass communication, with an emphasis in film and video studies) from major research institutions including Dartmouth College, the University of Michigan, and the University of Southern California. He received his formal training in digital media arts while a student at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, with additional instruction provided by offerings of the Maine Media Workshops and Santa Fe Workshops.
Professor Hart is the author or editor of several books about media, including The AIDS Movie: Representing a Pandemic in Film and Television; Arctic Cinemas: Essays on Polar Spaces and the Popular Imagination; Film and Sexual Politics; Film and Television Stardom; Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki; Living in the Limelight: Dynamics of the Celebrity Experience; Mediated Deviance and Social Otherness: Interrogating Influential Representations; Queer Males in Contemporary Cinema: Becoming Visible; and Queer TV in the 21st Century: Essays on Broadcasting from Taboo to Acceptance. He is also the founding co-editor (with Bruce Drushel, Miami University) of the academic journal Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture.
Previously, Professor Hart established and served as chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where he received the honor of being selected the first-ever recipient of the Plymouth State University Award for Distinguished Scholarship.
Professor Hart values the opportunity to complete original research projects and remains quite active in this regard. His numerous research essays pertaining to film and television topics have appeared in various academic journals (including Interdisciplinary Humanities, Journal of Bisexuality, Journal of Film and Video, The Journal of Men’s Studies, Popular Culture Review, and Quarterly Review of Film and Video) and media anthologies (including Bang Bang, Shoot Shoot: Essays on Guns and Popular Culture; Common Sense: Intelligence as Presented on Popular Television; Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Text-Reader; Men and Masculinities: Critical Concepts in Sociology; and Television: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies).
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.
Department of Film, Television
and Digital Media
Texas Christian University
TCU Box 298030
Fort Worth, Texas 76129