PhD, French Literature, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1989 (UK);
BA (Honors), French, University of Birmingham, 1981 (UK)
Assistant Professor, Culture and MediaProfile:
I consider myself to be primarily a cultural studies scholar, with a special interest in the cultural dimensions of globalization and the relation of transnational media to these processes. My work explores questions such as the role of media in the production of national identities; transnational cultural imaginaries; and the transformation of television from a public-service medium into an instrument for the governance of consumer society.Courses Taught:
- Television and New Media
- The Subculture Industry
- Movements in World Cinema
- Global Television
- Technological Utopias: Worlds Fairs, Theme Parks, and the Global Imaginary
- Theories of Modernity
“The Fashion Police: Governing the Self in What Not To Wear.” Chapter in Diane Negra and Yvonne Tasker’s edited anthology, Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture (Duke University Press, 2006).
“Notes on the Global Underground: Subcultures and Globalization.” Chapter in Ken Gelder and Sarah Thornton’s second edition of The Subcultures Reader (Routledge, 2005).
“Film Culture.” Chapter in an anthology edited by Adam Muller entitled Concepts of Culture: Art, Politics, and Society (University of Calgary Press, forthcoming).
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On leave 2008-2009Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5119 x2399Email:email@example.comResearch Interests:
Global media and culture industries; subcultures and youth culture. Particular areas of interest: global club cultures; cultural hybridity and border cultures; globalization of Japanese media culture; the character industry; digital technologies and their impact on television and film; lifestyle media.Professional Affiliations:
- Society for Cinema and Media Studies