Louise SpenceLouise Spence is Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University. She is a co-author of the award-winning Writing Himself into History: Oscar Micheaux, His Silent Films, and His Audiences. While Watching Daytime Soap Operas is her first book, Spence has contributed her writings to numerous anthologies and journals, including Worlds Without End: The Art and History of the Soap Opera, The Birth of Whiteness: Race and the Emergence of the United States Cinema, Shared Difference: Multicultural Media and Practical Pedagogy, Journal of Film and Video, and Quarterly Review of Film Studies. Her awards include the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation prize Theatre Library Association's Outstanding Book Award. She lives in New York City.