Lisa Swain's work and life experience straddles the worlds of both media production and media criticism as well as faith and psychology. She spent the first half of her career in the entertainment industry working as a production coordinator in film and television. After fifteen years managing movies like Tim Burton's Big Fish and John Woo's Face Off, she shifted to academia. She began teaching film at Biola University and pursued her PhD in Media Psychology at Fielding University. Her research examined the use of media in shaping identity, the function of imagination in faith based media, and the negotiation of bias and difference through media expression.
Immigration, comedy, midterms and bias with Lisa Swain
Pantsuit Politics [October 22, 2018]
Mad Men fans speak via social media: what fan voices reveal about the social construction of reality via dramatic fiction
Journal of Fandom Studies [June 1, 2015]