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Hugh Curnutt works in the areas of critical media and cultural studies. His research is broadly concerned with evolving communication technologies and the shifting intersection of media producers and consumers. His work has explored the changing televisual landscape, especially reality TV's role in the ongoing reconfiguration of television's institutions, performers, and audiences in a post-network era. His current project examines the impact of mobile technologies and self-authored media content on contemporary celebrity and the political economy of digital labor.
Dr. Curnutt's research has appeared in a range of scholarly journals and anthologies, including Media, Culture & Society; Television & New Media; Communication Quarterly; Film and Television Stardom; and Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society.
- Critical Television Studies
- Persuasion and Transmedia Campaigns
- Seminar in Contemporary Civilization
- Seminar in Media and Cultural Studies
- Seminar in Media Ecology
- Theorizing Communication and Media Arts
- Youth Culture and The Popular