Elizabeth Patton


Elizabeth Patton is an Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies. She received her Ph.D. in 2013 from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. Her research focuses on discourses of gender, race and class in the history of television and film, representations of urbanism and suburbanism in popular culture, and the impact of communication technologies on space and place.

 Her Easy Living: The Rise of the Home Office (Rutgers University Press, 2020), examines how the idea of working within the home was constructed and disseminated in popular culture and by the communication and real estate industries through mass media during the 20th century. She is also co-editor and contributor to Home Sweat Home: Perspectives on Housework and Modern Domestic Relationships (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). Her research can also be found in the journals of Media History, Technology and Culture, and the New Review of Film and Television Studies.