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N352 Integrative Learning Center
Spring 2016 office hours: M 12:30-2:00, W 1:00-2:30, & by appt.
413 545-3519

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.

N358 Integrative Learning Center
ON SABBATICAL, Spring 2016
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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 Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, 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.  New projects on friendship as political form and artist/scholar collaboration speak to those questions and commitments. Love and Money: Queers, Class and Cultural Production, a 2014 finalist in LGBT Studies for a Lambda Literary Awardis available from NYU Press