Elizabeth Alsop

Academic Director, Communication and Media


101 West 31st Street, Office 708

New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 652-2002

Areas of Expertise
  • Film History
  • Literature
  • Mass Media
  • Media Studies
  • Narrative Theory

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

The cover of the text with CUNY SPS Professor Elizabeth Alsop's chapter

ReFocus: The Films of Susan Seidelman

November 28, 2023

Edinburgh University Press

CUNY SPS Assistant Professor Elizabeth Alsop published a chapter in the book "ReFocus: The Films of Susan Seidelman." Her chapter examines Seidelman's work on the first season of "Sex and the City," and offers a new framework for understanding women's authorship across film and television.
CUNY SPS Communications and Media Professor Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, who recently published an article in the Los Angeles Review of Books

Where the Boys Aren’t

November 13, 2023

LA Review of Books

Communications and Media Assistant Professor Dr. Elizabeth Alsop recently published the essay "Where the Boys Aren’t" in the LA Review of Books. The article zooms in on the recent cinematic trend of building men-optional worlds.
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.