Dr. Holly W. Holladay



Department

Media, Journalism and Film

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Media, Journalism and Film
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Biography

Dr. Holly Holladay is an assistant professor of media theory and criticism in the department of media, journalism and film. In addition to her teaching and research, she serves as a proactive advisor for the College of Arts and Letters and as the faculty advisor of the Missouri State University student chapter of the American Association of University Women.


Details

Education

  • PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, 2015, University of Missouri
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, 2015, University of Missouri
  • MA in Communication Studies, 2008, Ball State University
  • BS in Organizational Communication, 2006, Murray State University

Teaching

  • MED 220: Media Literacy
  • MED 304: Media Theory
  • MED 355: Social Media
  • MED 454: Media Analysis and Criticism

Professional experience

Affiliations:

  • National Communication Association
  • Popular Culture Association
  • American Association of University Women

Research and professional interests

Research Areas:

  • Television
  • Media audiences/fandom
  • Media theory
  • Cultural studies
  • Feminist theory
  • Identity

Selected Publications:

  • Holladay, H. W., & Edgar, A. N. (In press). “I’m never gonna stop watching it”: The paradox of parasocial breakups in a post-object era. Journal of Fandom Studies.
  • Holladay, H. W. (2019). Back on the porch: Southern working-class whiteness and the liberal redneck revolution. The Journal of Popular Culture.
  • Holladay, H. W. (2019). Doing Whiteness “right”: Playing by the rules of neoliberalism for television’s working class. In M. J. Meyers (Ed.), Neoliberalism and the Media (pp. 192-208). Routledge: New York NY.
  • Holladay, H. W., & Click, M. A. (2019). Hating Skyler White: Gender and anti-fandom in AMC’s Breaking Bad. In M. Click (Ed.), Anti-Fandom: Dislike and Hate in the Digital Age (pp. 147-166). New York: New York University Press.
  • Holladay, H. W. (2018). Reckoning with the "redneck": Duck Dynasty and the boundaries of morally appropriate whitenessSouthern Communication Journal, 83(4), 256-266. 
  • Click, M.A., Lee, H., & Holladay, H.W.  (2017). “You’re born to be brave”: Lady Gaga’s use of social media to inspire fans’ political awarenessInternational Journal of Cultural Studies, 20(6), 603–619.
  • Holladay, H. W. (2016). How far we’ve come?: Nostalgia and post-feminism in Mad Men. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, 13(2), 34-55.

Awards and honors

  • High-Impact Teaching Award, 2019, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Missouri State University

Additional resources


Areas of expertise

Communication Media and film

Media appearances

Learn about binge-watching
KOZL
04/25/2019
Media expert Dr. Holly Holladay discusses the binge-watching phenomenon.


Real Talk about Fake News
KSMU
01/02/2018
Media expert Dr. Holly Holladay shares her perspective on fake news.


Real Talk about Fake News Part Two
KSMU
01/09/2018
Media expert Dr. Holly Holladay shares her perspective on fake news.


Newest technologies can be an asset in the modern classroom, but pose risks as well
The Standard
08/29/2017
Media expert Dr. Holly Holladay addresses new technologies in the modern classroom.


Spring cleaning your social media
The Standard
02/18/2019
Media expert Dr. Holly Holladay explains why a good presence on social media is important.


Millennials: Cable out, streaming services in
The Standard
03/20/2018
Media expert Dr. Holly Holladay explains why millenials prefer streaming services over cable and satellite TV.