Elizabeth Alsop

Academic Director, Communication and Media, Liberal Studies


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 and liberal studies programs. 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

Sisterhood Is More Prominent Than Ever In Today’s TV

Sisterhood Is More Prominent Than Ever In Today’s TV

December 05, 2019


CUNY SPS Professor and Academic Director Elizabeth Alsop's new article examines how modern TV shows use a "rhetoric of sisterhood" to advance intersectional feminism. The article was published in the journal Feminist Media Studies.
 Making Conversation in Modernist Fiction

Dr. Elizabeth Alsop Publishes First Book

October 24, 2019

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is proud to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, assistant professor and academic director of communication and media and liberal studies online degree programs, has published her first book Making Conversation in Modernist Fiction.

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Sorority flow: the rhetoric of sisterhood in post-network television

October 16, 2019

Feminist Media Studies

Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, academic director of the BA in Communication and Media and BA in Liberal Studies degree programs, recently published "Sorority flow: the rhetoric of sisterhood in post-network television" for Feminist Media Studies.
Student on laptop

CUNY SPS Makes First Undergraduate “Z Degree” Possible At The City University of New York

November 27, 2018

CUNY SPS has now made it possible for its bachelor’s degree in communication and media to be completed without students ever purchasing a textbook, making it the first undergraduate “Z Degree” at a CUNY senior college.