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Matt Yockey joined the University of Toledo as an Assistant Professor of Film in August 2010. He teaches courses on film theory, national cinema, auteur films (such as Hitchcock and Kubrick), screenwriting, and film genres.
Yockey's research focus is on Hollywood genres, especially the superhero genre, and fan studies. His essays on these topics have appeared in journals such as The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, The Velvet Light Trap, CineAction, Transformative Works and Cultures, Journal of Fandom Studies, and Studies in Comics, as well as the anthologies Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). His monograph on the 1960s Batman television series was published by Wayne State University Press in 2014.
Yockey earned a combined Ph.D. in Communication and Culture and American Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2007.