Shawna Kidman

Associate Professor


Shawna Kidman is an Associate Professor of Communication at UC San Diego. Her research on the media industries has been published in The Journal of Film & Video, Velvet Light Trap, and the International Journal of Learning and Media. She is the author of Comic Books Incorporated (UC Press, 2019) a history of the U.S. comic book industry and its convergence with the film and television business. Her current research examines film exhibition and franchise Hollywood.