Bambi Haggins

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Film & Media Studies
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles, 2000, Film & Television
M.Ed., Stanford University, 1985
B.A., Stanford University, 1983, American Studies

Phone: (949) 824-3532

University of California, Irvine
2022 Humanities Gateway
Mail Code: 2435
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Blackness in Film & Media, Film & Television Comedy, Television History, Lay Theory, Podcasting, Media Literacy
Short Biography
Bambi Haggins is Associate Professor in. the Department of Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine. Her work explores race, class, gender and sexuality in American comedy across media. Her first book, Laughing Mad, was awarded the Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award. Her work has been published in Cinema Journal, Framework, Ms., and The New York Times as well as several edited collections. Haggins wrote Showtime's Why We Laugh: Funny Women and was historical consultant/onscreen talent for HBO’s Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (both 2013). Haggins is currently editing “TV Memories: Letters to Our Televisual Past,” in which scholars reflect upon their personal experiences as television viewers, and she is beginning a project about comedy, Black culture and reception in Las Dias de Rona.
Graduate Programs
Visual Studies

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