Courtney Ritter

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Courtney

Doctoral Graduate

Office Location(s): 6442 North Quad
Phone: 734-615-2459
rittercj@umich.edu

  • Fields of Study
    • The development of television in Italy, specifically in the discourses around American programming and public vs. private broadcasting
  • About

    Courtney successfully defended her dissertation on August 11, 2014, entitled “Everyman’s Broadcasting: Programming the Democratic Transition in 1950s Italy.” Her dissertation focuses on the much-ignored early years of Italian television and places the new medium in the transnational context of the cold war, the country’s civic transition from fascist dictatorship to democratic republic, and Italy's film and journalistic culture.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Screen Arts & Cultures, University of Michigan, 2014
    • M.A. Media, Culture and Communication, New York University, 2009
    • B.A. in History of Art, Cornell University, 2005