Jason Jacobs is Associate Professor in Film & Television Studies with the School of English, Media Studies & Art History.
Jason Jacobs is a cultural historian of screen media focusing particularly on television, film and computer screens. A graduate of the University of Warwick and the University of East Anglia in the UK, his first book, 'The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama' (Oxford U.P, 2000) explored the relations between aesthetics, technology and institutions in the development of early television. His second book, 'Body Trauma TV' (British Film Institute, 2003) examined contemporary anxieties about the body as they were played out in television hospital dramas. He is currently working on a book on Deadwood for the British Film Institute TV Classics, a book on the US television writer David Milch, and a history of the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.