Russell Meeuf is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Media at the University of Idaho, where he also serves as the director of the Film & Television Studies program. His research explores cultural diversity in the media with a particular focus on celebrity culture and entertainment media.
He is the author of Rebellious Bodies: Stardom, Citizenship, and the New Body Politics (2017, University of Texas Press), which explores the shifting boundaries of cultural citizenship in a neoliberal age marked by platitudes but not meaningful interrogations of inequality. His 2013 book John Wayne’s World: Transnational Masculinity in the Fifties (University of Texas Press) uses the global popularity of Hollywood star John Wayne in the fifties to explore international transformations in masculinity and identity. He is also the co-editor of Projecting the World: Representing the "Foreign" in Classical Hollywood (2017, Wayne State University Press, with Anna Cooper), and Transnational Stardom: International Celebrity in Film and Popular Culture (2013, Palgrave MacMillan, with Raphael Raphael).
His website can be found at: http://rmeeuf.wixsite.com/russellmeeuf