Associate Professor, School of Communication and Media
School of Communication and Media Associate Professor Dr. Hugh Curnutt’s research is concerned with evolving communication technologies and the shifting intersection of media producers and consumers. His main project explores the changing televisual landscape, especially the ongoing reconfiguration of television's institutions, performers, and audiences in a post-network era. His research also examines the cultural impact of mobile technologies and self-authored media content on contemporary celebrity.
Dr. Curnutt teaches courses in media history and criticism, with a focus on critical theory and cultural studies. His work has appeared in such scholarly journals and anthologies as Media, Culture & Society; Television & New Media; Communication Quarterly; Film and Television Stardom; and Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society.
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