Branden Buehler

Branden Buehler

Assistant Professor, Media Studies

Seton Hall University


Branden Buehler is an assistant professor in the Visual and Sound Media Program in the College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University. He is media studies scholar whose research centers around sports media, with a particular focus on sports television and sports media industries.

His book Front Office Fantasies: The Rise of Managerial Sports Media, examining the recent ubiquity of sports media texts fixated on administration, is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press in December 2023. More information about the book can be found here:


  • Sports Media
  • Media Industries


  • PhD in Cinema and Media Studies, 2016

    University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts

  • MA in Communication, Culture and Technology, 2010

    Georgetown University

  • BA in Film and Government, 2008

    Cornell University


(2023). Injury Videos and the Affective Potentials of User-Generated Sports Highlights. Sport in Society, online first.


(2022). Independent Sports Television in the Networked Era. Television & New Media, 23(4).

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(2020). Sports Television and the Continuing Search for Alternative Programming. International Journal of Sport Communication, 13(3).

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(2020). The Documentary as 'Quality' Sports Television. In: Sheppard, S.N. & Vogan, T. (Eds.) Sporting Realities: Critical Readings of the Sports Documentary.

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(2018). White-Collar Play: Reassessing Managerial Sports Games. The Velvet Light Trap, 81.

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(2018). Queer Acknowledgments. In: McNeil E., Wermers J., Lunn J. (Eds.) Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy.

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(2016). Manufacturing 'Football Realism' in the Studio Era . Journal of Sport History, 43(1).

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