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Taylor Cole Miller

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Assistant Professor
Communication Studies
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Television, Broadcast History, Media Policy, Feminist and Queer Media Studies, Syndication 

Brief biography

Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. His research focuses on television histories, syndication, and queer media studies such as his recent piece “Rewitched: Retextuality and the Queering of Bewitched,” published in Camera Obscura. His current book project is about the queer legacy of television syndication.

Current courses at UWL

CST 271: Media & Society

CST 338: Media & Sexuality

CST 373: Television & Media Histories

CST 377: Multimedia Production


Ph.D., Media & Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison, campus-wide teaching award.
M.A., Radio, TV, Film, University of TexasAustin, outstanding thesis award.
B.S., William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Kansas, with distinction, Kappa Tau Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi.
B.A., Spanish, University of Kansas, with distinction, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Non-USA Diplomas, University of Alcalá; University of Santiago de Compostela


Teaching history

University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
Communicating Effectively
Television & Media Histories
Multimedia Production
Media & Society

University of Georgia (Assistant Professor)
Communications Policy & Politics (graduate seminar)
Representation and Identity in Entertainment Media
Entertainment Media Analysis
Broadcasting and Television Histories
Documentary Production
Race, Gender, and the Media
History and Analysis of Digital Media
Peabody Awards Internship Agency
New Media Production
The Golden Girls and the Politics of 80s Television

University of Wisconsin–Madison (Grad Student / Lecturer)
Television Criticism
Introduction to Digital Media Production


Professional history

Previous Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Department of Entertainment and Media Studies, College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 2017-2021.

Academic Director, Peabody Media Center, George Foster Peabody Awards, 2018-2020.

Lecturer, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2016

Professional Experience:
At-Large Digital Editor – Mother Earth News Magazine
Marketing Graphic Designer & Photographer – Ogden Publications
Street Features Reporter – 6NEWS Lawrence
Floor Director, Master Control Operator, Graphics, Production Assistant – Channel 6 Cable TV Station
Photographer – Sunflower Publishing

Research and publishing

Refereed Journal Articles:
Miller, Taylor Cole. (2021.) “Rewitched: Retextuality and the Queering of Bewitched.” Camera Obscura, vol. 108.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2017.) “The Fashion of Florrick and FLOTUS: On Feminism, The Good Wife, and Quality Television.” Television and New Media. 18(2).

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2011). “Too Short to be Quarterback, Too Plain to be Queen: Roseanne and Postfeminism.” GNOVIS: Communication, Culture, and Technology. 11(2). 


Book Chapters:
Miller, Taylor Cole and Jonathan Gray. (2020.) “Family Sitcoms’ Political Front.” In Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination: Case Studies of Creative Social Change, edited by Henry Jenkins, Gabriel Peters-Lazaro, and Sangita Shresthova, pp. 60-67. New York: New York University Press.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2020.) “Roseanne: Programming Flow.” In How to Watch Television, Second Edition, edited by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell. New York: NYU Press.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2016.) “Social Sorrow: Tweeting the Mourning of Whitney Houston.” In Death and the Rock Star, edited by Catherine Strong and Barbara Lebrun, pp. 87-102. New York: Routledge.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2014.) “‘Forced Out of the Flannel Closet’: Glee and #biphobia.” In Queer in the Choir Room: Sexuality and Gender in Glee, edited by Michelle Park, pp. 24-38. Jefferson: McFarland.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2020.) “Syndication 203: A Waxy Queer Buildup.” Flow TV Journal, 26(7). 

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2020.) “Syndication 202: Make Reruns Great Again.” Flow TV Journal, 26(4).

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2019.) “Syndication 201: Syndication is Dead. Long Live Syndication.” Flow TV Journal, 26(2). 

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2014.) “Flow (Still) Matters.” Antenna TV Blog, UW Madison.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2014.) “Queering Captain Planet and HIV/AIDS.” In Media Res

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2013.) “Tornadoes and Meteors and Bombs, Oh My! – Queering Kansas in the Pictures.” Antenna TV Blog, UW Madison. 

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2012.) “Don’t Drop the SOAP: American Television’s Long-Lost Lesbian.” Flow TV Journal, 16(1).

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2012.) “Outing Anderson: Our Cultural Coming Out Imperative.” Antenna TV Blog, UW Madison. 

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2012.) “A Star Was Born: The Inspiring Life and Work of Alexander Doty.” Antenna TV Blog, UW Madison. 

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2011.) “Performing Glee: Gay Resistance to Gay Representations and a New Slumpy Class,” Flow TV Journal, (14.3). 

Popular Press
Miller, Taylor Cole. (2015.) “Remembering Elizabeth Montgomery and the Queerest Moments of Bewitched.” The Huffington Post.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2014.) “Orange is the New Black’s Miss Rosa on ‘Tit Hairs,’ the Prop in Her Freezer, and F**cking with Cancer.The Huffington Post.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2013.) “Breaking Bad but ‘Entertaining Good’: Cause Placement in the Media.” The Huffington Post.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2012.) “Oprah Builds a Network: What Does It Mean to be ‘Struggling’?” The Huffington Post.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2012.) “The Deliciously Queer World of American Horror Story.” The Huffington Post.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2012.) “True Blood: An Allegory in an Obama Mask.”
The Huffington Post.

Media Production Projects
Preserving the Peabody Awards Collection.” (2020.) Produced with Mary Lynn Miller, Sarah Krix, Taylor Potter, Alaina Booth, Rohini Bose, Kristin Storck, and Julia Garner for Peabody Media Center and the UGA Special Collections Library, University of Georgia.

Below Baldwin.” (2019.) Executive produced by Taylor Cole Miller for filmmaker Joe Lavine. Premiered at the Morton Theatre, Athens, GA.

The Peabody Awards iOS App. (2019.) Developed with students in the New Media Institute, launched June 11. 

Interviews for Peabody Conversations (2018.)
- "Carol Burnett
- "S-Town" featuring Brian Reed and Julie Snyder
- "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" featuring Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, and producers Dan Palladino and Amy Sherman-Palladino
- "American Vandal" featuring co-creators Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda
- "Homecoming King" featuring Hasan Minhaj
- "The Handmaids Tale" featuring executive producer Bruce Miller

Disrupting a Culture of Complicity.” (2018.) A Peabody Spotlight video essay short on sexual assault and harassment, featuring Charlayne Hunter-Gault, May 29. 

Norman Lear Remembers Bob Schiller.” (2017.) 

Letters to The Open Mind.” (2014.) Documentary Short produced and directed by Taylor Cole Miller and which premiered at Boston LGBT Film Festival, April 11. 

Conference Presentations:

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2022.) "Latchkey TV: The Small Queer Wonders of 1980s Television Syndication." Console-ing Passions Feminist Media Studies Conference, Virtual, Orlando, June.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2022.) "Thank You for Hating Hallmark: The Golden Girls, Retextuality, and Hallmark Channel." Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Virtual, Chicago, March.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2021.) “Letters to Mister Rogers: What Correspondence in the Peabody Archive Can Teach Us About Viewers.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Virtual, April.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2020.) “On ‘Stories That Matter’: Highlighting the Peabody Awards Media Center and Archive.” Presented to “A Century of Broadcasting: Preservation and Renewal Conference,” Library of Congress, Washington D.C., (postponed due to COVID-19).

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2019.) “Syndie’s Mutants: The Bizarre Syndicate Slate of the 1980s.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle, March.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2018.) “Norman Lear’s Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and All That Glitters: Televising Queerness in the 1970s.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Toronto, ON, March.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2017.) “Edited for Syndication: The Invisible Post-Post Production Authors of Television.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, March.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2016.) “‘Rewriting Genesis’: Queer Gender in Norman Lear’s Late- Night Syndicated Serial All That Glitters.” Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism, South Bend, IN, June.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2016.) “Sue, Did the Precedent Call? Veep and the Evolution of Its Adaptations.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, March.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2015.) “Syndicated Queerness.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal, March.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2014.) “‘Fartin’ Thru Silk’: Roseanne, Elvis, and White Trash Feminism.” International Communication Association (ICA), Seattle, May.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2014.) “Queering Quality Television.” Film and History Conference, Madison, November.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2014.) “Mediating White Trash Feminism.” Media and Race Conference, Madison, October.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2014.) “Transgender Antifandom and ‘Respectable’ Daytime Talk Shows.” Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism, Columbia, MO, June.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2013.) “‘Hello America, I’m Gay!’: Coming-Out on The Oprah Winfrey Show.” National Communication Association, Washington D.C., November.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2012.) “Dolphins are Just Gay Sharks: Glee, Reception, and Genre.” Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism, Columbia, MO, April.

Miller, Taylor Cole. (2011.) “The Golden Girls and the Gay Icon.” Popular Culture Association, San Antonio, April.

Workshops & Roundtables:

“The State of Documentary.” (2018.) A Peabody Media Center Roundtable, Athens, GA, October 16.

“Retextuality.” (2016.) Flow Conference, Austin, TX.

“Disclosure in the Classroom.” (2016.) Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta.

“Archive Archaeology: Disrupting the TV Canon.” (2014.) Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle, March. Chair.

“Making Media Studies Perfectly Queer: A Tribute to Alexander Doty.” (2012.) Flow Conference, Austin, TX. 

Invited Presentations
“A Star Was Born–Integrating Queer Politics into the Classroom.” (2013.) Presented to the special event “A Special Tribute to Alexander Doty.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago.



Taylor Cole Miller, Communication Studies; Valerie Krage, Educational Studies; and Kristina LaPlant, Political Science & Public Administration; were named UWL's 2022-23 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) of UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID), with CATL support, on Dec. 22, 2021. They will begin their year-long WTFS experience in summer 2022 and complete a specific scholarship of teaching and learning project.

Submitted on: Feb. 8, 2022



Taylor Cole Miller, Communication Studies, authored the article "Rewitched: Retextuality and the Queering of Bewitched" in Camera Obscura published on Dec. 1 by Duke University Press.

Submitted on: Dec. 10, 2021