Annie Berke is a freelance writer who earned her Ph.D. in American studies and film/media studies at Yale University in 2016. She is editor of the film section of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her first book, Their Own Best Creations: Women Writers in Postwar Television, was published by the University of California Press in January 2022. You can read her work at The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, Literary Hub, and Paste Magazine, or follow her on Twitter and/or Instagram.