Benjamin Thevenin received his PhD from the University of Colorado in Boulder. His studies focus on the relationships between youth, media and politics, and in particular, how we can better prepare young people to become thoughtful citizens, consumers and creators of media.
At BYU’s Department of Theatre & Media Arts, he teaches classes on creativity, children’s media, new media, and media education. Benjamin serves on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Media Literacy Education and recently published his first solo-authored book Making Media Matter: Critical Literacy, Popular Culture and Creative Production with Routledge.
Benjamin also works as a screenwriter and producer and is co-founder of the production company Liberty Street with writer/director Ed McCulloch. Their first feature film Little Hollywood (teaser here) is currently in development.
Benjamin, his wife Em, and their three boys split their time between the beautiful Wasatch mountains and sunny Southern California.
PhD, Media Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012
MA, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Florida State University, 2008
BA, Media Arts, Brigham Young University, 2006
- TMA 277 – New Media Conceptualization
- TMA 295 – Contemporary Screens: Theory & Practice
- TMA 315 – Hands on a Camera
- TMA 315 – Radical Films
- TMA 315 – Marriage & Family on Film
- TMA 315 – Black Lives & Film
- TMA 315 – Women & Film
- TMA 378 – New Media Production
- TMA 392 – Children’s Media
- TMA 458 – Media Literacy Education
- TMA 477 – Superhero Media & Culture
- TMA 477 – Space, Place & Media Arts
- TMA 620 – Introduction to Graduate Studies
- TMA 691 – Screens Theory