Elizabeth Alsop

Academic Director, Communication and Media


101 West 31st Street, Office 708

New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 652-2002

Elizabeth Alsop, Ph.D., is assistant professor and academic director of the communication and media program. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with a certificate in Film Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center, and has over ten years of experience teaching film and literature at institutions including Queens College and Hunter College, CUNY, and Western Kentucky University. More recently, she served as the assistant director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the Graduate Center, and helped lead the CUNY Humanities Alliance, a Mellon-funded grant designed to improve access to and equity within the humanities.

Her primary research interests include 20th-century American and British literature, narrative theory, and film and television studies. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Journal of Film and Video, The Velvet Light Trap, The Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Adaptation, College Literature, and Narrative; her current book, forthcoming from The Ohio State University Press, examines the role of character dialogue in the Anglo-American modernist novel. In addition to her scholarly work, she has also written about books, TV, and popular culture for publications including The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Salon, The LA Review of Books, The TLS, and Bookforum.  

Recent News

Speakers Share Their Stories at CUNY SPS First-Generation Student Event Held In Spring 2023

Latest Installments of First-Gen Student Series Provide Career Toolbox And Guidance from Professors

August 17, 2023

In two events held this spring, guest speakers and faculty offered career networking and confidence-building tips for first-generation students.

“Better Call Saul": No Rise, Just Fall

May 15, 2023

Public Books

Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, academic director of the CUNY SPS communication and media program, published the essay "'Better Call Saul': No Rise, Just Fall", which discusses the TV series Better Call Saul, in the magazine Public Books.

My Man Godfrey

May 15, 2023

CUNY TV City Cinemateque

Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, assistant professor and academic director of the CUNY SPS communication and media program, appeared on an episode of CUNY TV's City Cinemateque to discuss Gregory La Cava's 1936 screwball comedy My Man Godfrey.

Dr. Elizabeth Alsop Named to Faculty Fellowship Publication Program

May 04, 2023

City University of New York

Dr. Alsop, academic director for the communications and media program at CUNY SPS, joined the 2022-2023 cohort of the Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP). The FFPP is a University-wide initiative that assists full-time untenured CUNY faculty develop and publish writing projects. Dr. Alsop's book for this project, "An Unsentimental Education: The Films of Elaine May," explores both the textual expressions and broader implications of May’s films.