Johanna Blakley

Media | Entertainment | Fashion

Writing & Editing

articles & essays

“Technologies of Taste,” IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, March 2017 (forthcoming)

“‘The Next MacGyver’ and the Power of Media,” USC Viterbi Magazine, Fall 2015.

“Media in Our Image,” Women’s Studies Quarterly. Spring/Summer 2012, Volume 40 (1-2), pp 341-350.

Fashion Thinking: Towards an Actionable Methodology,” Fashion Practice (2012)
Volume 4, Issue 2, pp. 153–176. Co-authored with Natalie Nixon.

The Business & Culture of Social Media, 2009 (co-author)

An Evaluation of the First Southern California ShakeOut, 2009 (co-author)

Warners’ War: Propaganda, Pop Culture & Public Diplomacy, 2004

Warners’ War: Timeline, 2004

Warners’ War: Selective Bibliography & Filmography, 2004

Entertainment Goes Global: Mass Culture in a Transforming World, 2001

“Not Possibly Autobiography: Improper Authorship and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas,” Thresholds: Viewing Culture, special issue on copyright, fair use, & appropriation, 1996.

selected blogs & op eds

Cramping our style: Why copyright protection will hurt fashion, PBS’ Need to Know, September 27, 2010

The Costs of Ownership: Why Copyright Protection Will Hurt the Fashion Industry: editorial for Design Observer, August 19, 2010

Where Smart Isn’t Boring: blog about TEDxUSC on, April 19, 2010

Nightmares as entertainment: blog on, January 14, 2010

Taking TV Online: blog on, December 16, 2009

Generational Divides: How deeply do women differ? blog on, December 8, 2009

Can Oprah Winfrey and Sarah Palin save each other? Politico op ed, November 16, 2009


Warners’ War: Politics, Propaganda, & Pop Culture in Wartime Hollywood, 2004 (contributor & editor)

Luckman’s World Wide Web Yellow Pages, 1997 (contributing editor)

The Best of the Web, 1996 & 1997 Editions (contributing editor)

Between Figures: Sex, Gender and Modernism, 1998 (PhD dissertation)

“Abrotica: The Lesbian Erotic and the Erotic Abject in Anais Nin’s House of Incest,” Lesbian Erotics, New York University Press, 1995 (contributor)

The Poem: An Anthology, 1990 (asst. editor)


The Timberline: A Literature and Arts Journal, 1990 & 1991 editions (asst. poetry editor in 1990 & fiction editor in 1991)

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