Over the years, my research has evolved from studies of global video and television content and telecommunication policies to encompass social and behavioral applications of digital technologies in general. One theme that has remained constant in my work involves policies and practices that intentionally or unintentionally marginalize particular social groups. I've edited, co-edited, authored and co-authored over 20 books (and counting) that often deal with some of the newest technologies and policies that influence social interaction. My current research focuses on issues of those who are excluded from participating in the Information (or Post-Information) Society, to those who use social networking for a wide range of purposes.
My research interests include cultural production, sexual representation, feminist media studies, and cultural studies of social class, with essays in a number of collections and such journals as the International Journal of Communication, Signs, Journal of Communication, GLQ, Feminist Media Studies, and Screen. In most projects, these categories combine and redefine each other while addressing questions of personal, community and institutional power and autonomy. My work also addresses questions of feeling, identification and everyday life, in the interest of studying communication practices in as deeply and broadly contextualized a way as I can, and in the spirit--when it makes sense--of optimism and social solidarity. Love and Money: Queers, Class and Cultural Production (2013) was a 2014 finalist in LGBT Studies for a Lambda Literary Award (http://www.lambdaliterary.org/llf-news/2th-annual-lambda-literary-awards/) and is available from NYU Press or visit http://loveandmoneybook.com. My new writing project is about friendship as a political form, and my new media project is Culture Lab, a space in the field of Communication for developing collaborations between media scholars and cultural producers, especially filmmakers.
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