Associate Professor, Department of Media and Communication
School of Arts and Sciences
Areas of Expertise
- Prime-time television
- Broadcast/cable/internet television programming
- Post-9/11 television
- Popular film and television
- Sports and television
- Video production
Sodano’s expertise lies in television history, filmmaking, and media studies. Named a 2012 Faculty Fellow by the Television Academy Foundation in Los Angeles, Sodano can discuss current trends and developments in television and film. His research examines U.S. prime-time television programming from industrial, cultural, technological, and aesthetic perspectives. He began his production career at NBA Entertainment, where he worked on All-Star Weekend and NBA Draft events, regular season and playoff games, and widely distributed television programs. After earning his master’s degree from Syracuse University, Sodano managed the Newhouse School’s Edit Suites, the post-production facilities where students edit their original movies, TV shows, news stories, and music.
While working toward his doctoral degree at Syracuse, he introduced the first collegiate class on The Wire, the critically acclaimed HBO series that he also examined in his award-winning doctoral dissertation.