Jacquelyn Arcy, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Communication Department
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2015
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2331
  • EMAIL: arcy@uwp.edu
Jacquelyn Arcy


  • Digital media
  • Critical media studies
  • Industry studies
  • Gender studies
Jacquelyn Arcy is an Associate Professor of New Media and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication. She has her Ph.D. in Critical Media Studies from the University of Minnesota, and her MA in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati. Her areas of specialization are television studies, digital media and culture, media industries, and feminist media studies.

Teaching Interests

Critical media studies, media industries, race and gender studies, television, and new media.

Research Interests

Dr. Arcy's research focuses on gender and race in digital media environments, and has been published in Communication, Culture, and Critique, Feminist Media Studies, Celebrity Studies, Screen Journal, and Transformative Works and Cultures.

Consulting Interests

Selected Publications

2019: #MeToo and the Politics of Collective Healing: Emotional Connection as Contestation, Communication, Culture, and Critique (16 pp.)

2018: The Digital Money Shot: Twitter Wars, The Real Housewives, and Transmedia Storytelling , Celebrity Studies (15 pp.)

2018: Intersectional Critique and Social Media Activism in the Sleepy Hollow Fandom, Transformative Works and Culture (32 pp.)

College Service

2023: Committee Member - Digital Media and Production (DMAP) Steering Committee
2022: Program Coordinator - Digital Media and Production Minor and Certificate Program

University Service

: Committee Member - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Steering Committee
2021: Program Coordinator - Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program Co-Director
COMM 108 - Media and Society
COMM 168 - Intro to Visual/Digital Comm
COMM 360 - Contemporary Media Industries
COMM 430 - Digital and Social Media
COMM 499 - Independent Study:
COMM 708 - Critical Media Studies
COMM 715 - Gender and Work
COMM 715 - Gls Ceilng: Gendr in Workplace
COMM 750 - Digital Media Production
COMM 797 - Proposal Development
COMM 798 - Project/Thesis Implementation
COMM 798 - Research/Professional Project
COMM 799 - Independent Study:
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