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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.

Professor Crain’s research interests include the commercial development of the internet, political economy of media, communications policy, and critical studies of advertising. His work has been published in academic journals including Information, Communication & Society and the International Journal of Communication. His book manuscript in progress is an institutional history of the internet’s commercialization that highlights the roles of advertising, surveillance, and financial speculation. Prof. Crain teaches a range of courses in the areas of political economy of media, internet and digital media, advertising and public relations, and media policy. Prior to joining Media Studies at Queens College, he was an instructor in the department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse at DePaul University.


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