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Matthew Crain

Matthew Crain

Assistant Professor
PhD, 2013, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Political economy of media, internet and digital media, advertising and public relations, media policy.

Dr. Crain's research and teaching center on the transformation of media and advertising systems in the digital age with an emphasis on economics, politics, and internet technologies. He is currently completing a book manuscript that examines the historical development of online advertising and the impact of the dotcom era on the reconfiguration of the media system. This project provides a critical account of how the internet was rapidly molded into a platform for large-scale consumer monitoring and draws connections between commercial and governmental surveillance. Dr. Crain's research has been published in academic journals including Information, Communication & Society and the International Journal of Communication. He teaches a range of courses in the areas of political economy of media, internet and digital media, advertising and public relations, and media policy.

 
 

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