Rebecca Weeks is a lecturer for Bachelor of Art & Design (3D Animation and VFX) at Media Design School

Dr. Rebecca Weeks

Senior Learning Facilitator - Bachelor of Art & Design

Rebecca has over ten years of experience teaching in the tertiary sector in Aotearoa. She received her PhD from the University of Auckland in 2017 and her first book, History by HBO: Televising the American Past, was published by the University Press of Kentucky in 2022.

Rebecca’s research focuses on the relationship between history and media with a particular focus on long-form drama and the television/streaming industry. Prior to teaching at Media Design School, Rebecca worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Auckland and as a lecturer at Massey University.

Selected Research Outputs:
Weeks, R. History by HBO: Televising the American Past. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2022.

Weeks, R. “What If? Experimental History on Television.” In Routledge Companion to History and the Moving Image, edited by Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Kim Nelson & Mia E. M. Treacey. Routledge (forthcoming, 2023).

Weeks, R. “Review, Citizen Spielberg (2nd ed) by Lester D. Friedman." Australasian Journal of American Studies 41, no.1 (2022): 89-92.

Weeks, R. “Review, Animation, edited by Scott Curtis.” Film & History 50, no. 1 (2020): 99-100.

Weeks, R. “Review, The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction/Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction.” Film & History 49, no. 1 (2019): 106-107.