on sabbatical 2017-18
Professor Steirer's teaching and research interests include film and television, media industries, comic books, video games, digital culture, and intellectual property law. He has served three times as a researcher for the Connected Viewing Initiative of the Carsey-Wolf Center in Santa Barbara and has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2017-2018 in support of his monograph on intellectual property law and the history of the narrative-based franchise. His other book project, The American Comic Book Industry and Hollywood, co-authored with Alisa Perren (UT Austin), will be published by BFI/Palgrave in 2018. His scholarship has previously appeared in the journals Convergence, Postmodern Culture, Television and New Media, The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, and Creative Industries as well as the collections Connected Viewing: Selling and Streaming Across Media and Music at the Extremes.