Johanna Blakley

Media | Entertainment | Fashion

Writing & Editing

articles & essays

Technologies of Taste,” IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, December 2016, Volume 35 (4),  pp 39-43.

“‘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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