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Dr Kevin Glynn

Associate Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

For a complete list of Kevin Glynn’s publications, see

Associate Professor Kevin Glynn received his Ph.D. from the Media & Cultural Studies program in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His work is situated at the intersection of cultural studies, media studies, and cultural/political geographies, and is centrally concerned with cultures and geographies of everyday life; with the cultural politics of media practices, forms, and discourses; and with the investigation of popular media as sites of discursive activity and cultural contestation.  He has taught in departments of media studies, cultural studies, American studies, and geography in the US, New Zealand and the UK.  His areas of research include media & cultural studies, popular culture, digital geographies, cultural geographies, media convergence & digital cultures, television studies, and globalization & culture.  He is author of Tabloid Culture: Trash Taste, Popular Power, and the Transformation of American Television (Duke University Press) and coauthor of Communications/Media/Geographies (Routledge) and Shifting Nicaraguan Mediascapes: Authoritarianism and the Struggle for Social Justice (Springer).  His work has also appeared in many anthologies and leading international journals such as Cultural Studies; Television & New Media; Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture and Media Studies; Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography; International Journal of Cultural Studies; Annals of the Association of American Geographers; Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography; Communication Studies; Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies; Comparative American Studies: An International Journal; Geopolitics; and others.  He was Primary Investigator on the research project, “Geographies of Media Convergence: Spaces of Democracy, Connectivity and the Reconfiguration of Cultural Citizenship,” which was supported by a grant from the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand and involved collaborators at the University of Edinburgh, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and the University of Texas-Austin.  His recent publications have examined Indigenous peoples’ media practices and globalization; digital media and convergence culture; intersections between popular culture, politics, cultural citizenship and the media; decolonial struggle in the new media environment; popular and political cultures of the Americas; and intersections between media & cultural studies and geography.

For a complete list of Kevin Glynn’s publications, see


Kevin Glynn

Campus Address

Room B224
Ellison B


  • Cultural Studies PhD
  • Politics MA

Key Publications

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  • The Celebritization of Indigenous Activism, Cupples, J., Glynn, K. 1 Nov 2019, In: International Journal of Cultural Studies
  • Afro-Latino-América: Black and Afro-descendant Rights and Struggles, Bush, D., Bush, S., Cayasso-Dixon, K., Cupples, J., Gleghorn, C., Glynn, K., Henríquez Cayasso, G., Smith, D., Moreno Rojas, C., Perea Lemos, R., Ribeiro, R., Casildo, Z. 6 Dec 2018, The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development, Taylor & Francis
  • Drone Queen of the Homeland, Cupples, J., Glynn, K. 23 Nov 2018, The Routledge International Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies, Taylor & Francis
  • Shifting Nicaraguan Mediascapes, Cupples, J., Glynn, K. 11 Dec 2017
  • Communications/Media/Geographies, Adams, P., Cupples, J., Glynn, K., Jansson, A., Moores, S. 20 Sep 2016
  • Neoliberalism, Surveillance and Media Convergence, Cupples, J., Glynn, K. Jun 2016, The Handbook of Neoliberalism, New York, Routledge
  • Negotiating and queering US hegemony in TV drama, Glynn, K., Cupples, J. 7 Feb 2015, In: Gender, Place and Culture
  • Visibility, Media Events and Convergence Culture: Struggles for the Meaning of 9/11, Glynn, K. 2015, Mediated Geographies and Geographies of Media, Springer


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