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Bambi Haggins

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Biography

Dr. Bambi Haggins is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Arizona State University. Her research explores representations of class, ethnicity, gender, race and region in American film and television. Her book, Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post Soul America won the Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Dr. Haggins’ recent film credits are acting as writer for Showtime's Why We Laugh: Funny Women and historical consultant and onscreen talent for HBO’s Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley. Her current autoethnographic study examines mediated and lived experiences of home and the interplay between belonging, identity, place and race in Baltimore, MD, and Pasadena, CA.

 

Publications
  • Bambi Haggins, ed. U.S. Television and Cultural Studies. (2009).
  • Bambi Haggins. "In the Wake of ‘The Nigger Pixie’: Dave Chappelle and the High Cost of De Facto Crossover". Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era (2009).
  • Bambi Haggins. "Humor in Hard Times" Room for Debate: A Running Commentary on the News. (2009).
  • Bambi Haggins. Learning What Questions to Ask. (2009).
  • Bambi Haggins. Sitcoms. African Americans and Popular Culture, Vol.1: Theater, Film & Television. T. Boyd, ed (2008).
  • Bambi Haggins. Comic Relief. Ms. Magazine (2008).
  • Bambi Haggins and Amanda D. Lotz. HBO Comedy: At Home on the Cutting Edge. The Essential HBO Reader (2008).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 494Special Topics
FMS 520Cultrl Hst US TV:Theory & Mthd
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 300Television & Cultural Studies
FMS 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 300Television & Cultural Studies
FMS 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 300Television & Cultural Studies
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 494Special Topics
FMS 520Cultrl Hst US TV:Theory & Mthd
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 300Television & Cultural Studies
FMS 598Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 520Cultrl Hst US TV:Theory & Mthd
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 300Television & Cultural Studies
FMS 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 300Television & Cultural Studies
FMS 494Special Topics
FMS 590Reading and Conference
FMS 598Special Topics
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 520Cultrl Hst US TV:Theory & Mthd
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 300Television & Cultural Studies
FMS 494Special Topics
FMS 598Special Topics
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 300Television & Cultural Studies
FMS 593Applied Project
FMS 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Bambi Haggins. Moral Ambiguity & Quality Television or Why I Love & Hate Gaius Baltar. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual International Conference (SCMS), Philadelphia, PA (Mar 2008).
  • Bambi Haggins. Black Comedy and Comic Social Discourse. Global Media-Diasporic Cultures Lecture Series, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Feb 2008).
Service
  • University of California Press, Manuscript Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • CLAS Chairs and Directors, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Promotions and Tenure Committee, Film & Media Studies, Member (2008 - Present)
  • University of Texas Press, Manuscript Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • American Studies Association, Member (2007 - Present)
  • International Communications Association, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Velvet Light Trap, Editorial Board (2004 - Present)
  • African/African American Caucus, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Member (1996 - Present)
  • Society of Cinema and Media Studies, Member (1996 - Present)
  • Society of Cinema and Media Studies, Member (1996 - Present)
  • Television Studies Scholarly Interest Group, Society of Cinema and Media Studies, Member (1996 - Present)
  • Society of Cinema and Media Studies, Board of Directors (2010 - 2012)
  • Project Humanities Ad Hoc Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • FMS Promotions and Tenure Committee, Co-Chair (2010 - 2011)
  • Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Member (2009 - 2011)
  • FMS Curriculum Committee, Chair (2010 - 2011)
  • Digital Cultures Search Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2009 - 2009)
  • Promotions and Tenure Committee, Film & Media Studies, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • African/African American Caucus, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Co-chair (2006 - 2008)
  • Caucus Coordinating Committee, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Co-chair (2006 - 2008)