Justin Wyatt

  • Associate Director, Harrington School
  • Communication Studies, Film/Media
  • Phone: 401.874.9414
  • Email: justinw@uri.edu
  • Office Location: Davis Hall, Rm 306


Justin Wyatt is Assistant Professor in the Harrington School of Communication and Media’s Department of Communication Studies at the University of Rhode Island. He also teaches yearly in the program for Film and Media.

Wyatt comes to URI from working in the media industries for such companies as NBCUniversal, Viacom and the ABC TV Network. He was responsible for leading primary research initiatives for such networks as E!, CMT, Style Network, G4, FEARnet, and selected digital properties.

Prior to his years in television and media research, Wyatt was an Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Arizona, Department of Media Arts. He was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Canada. He became a citizen of the USA in 2002.


Media industries; Media Market Research & Methodologies; Production Studies; Textual Analysis; Reception Studies; LGBTQ Media


  • Ph.D and M.A., Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Economics, University of British Columbia

Selected Publications

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: The Commercial and Regulatory Impact of the First American Art Film.” The Hollywood Renaissance at 50, editors, Peter Kramer and Yannis Tzioumakis. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.

“Donald Rugoff, Cinema V and Commercial Strategies of 1960s1970s Art Cinema” Media Industries (mediaindustriesjournal.org) Vol. 4, no. 1 (Summer 2017).

“Performance, Star Image & Textual Disjuncture: Alfred Hitchcock’s Family Plot.” Critical Insights: Alfred Hitchcock, ed. Douglas Cunningham. New York: Grey House Publishing, 2016.

Review of Jason Sperb, Flickers of Film: Nostalgia in the Time of Digital Cinema, Cineaste 41, no. 3 (Summer 2016): 78-79.

“Cinematic/Sexual Transgression: An Interview with Todd Haynes,” Film Quarterly 46, no. 3 (Spring 1993). Rpt. In Todd Haynes: Conversations with Filmmakers, ed. Julia Leyda. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 2016. Justin Wyatt, p.7

“Market Research in the Media Industries: On the Strategic Relationship between Client and Supplier.” Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries, eds. Derek Johnson, Derek Kompare, Avi Santo. New York: New York University Press, 2014.