Julia Leyda has published widely in contemporary Film, Television, and Media Studies and in American Studies. In addition to articles in journals such as American Quarterly, Comparative American Studies, Cinema Journal, Jump Cut, and Television and New Media, she has edited or co-edited several books, including Todd Haynes: Interviews (UP of Mississippi, 2014), Extreme Weather and Global Media (with Diane Negra, Routledge, 2015), Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film (with Shane Denson, REFRAME, 2015), and The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness (with Joshua Dale, Joyce Goggin, Anthony McIntyre, and Diane Negra, Routledge, 2017).
Based at Sophia University in Tokyo for ten years, in summer semester 2015 she will be a fellow with the Popular Serialty Research Unit (PSRU). As she completes her ongoing book project on the screen representations and affects of post-crisis US domesticity, At Home with Financialization in 21st-Century North American Screen Culture, her work with the PSRU will focus on the complex interplay of television and film within contemporary American culture and society. She will conduct workshops with members of the PSRU as well as participate in the conference in June 2016. In winter semester 2015 / 2016, she will serve as Guest Professor in the Graduate School for North American Studies at the John F. Kennedy Institute.