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Kevin Glynn

Associate Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

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.

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.  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, cultural geography, media convergence, new media and digital cultures, television studies, popular culture, and media geographies & globalization.  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.  His recent publications have examined Indigenous peoples’ media and globalization, digital media and convergence culture, popular and political cultures of the Americas, decolonial struggle in the new media environment, and intersections between media & cultural studies and geography.  His current research project, “Geographies of Media Convergence: Spaces of Democracy, Connectivity and the Reconfiguration of Cultural Citizenship,” is supported by a grant from the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand (2013-2016) and involves collaborators at the University of Edinburgh, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and the University of Texas-Austin.  It explores Indigenous peoples’ media practices; media convergence; and intersections between popular culture, politics, cultural citizenship and the media.

Campus Address

Room B224
Ellison B


0191-227-3261

Qualifications

Ph.D., M.A., B.A. with Honors and Distinction (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Current and Recent Projects

Co-Principal Investigator, “Geographies of Media Convergence: Spaces of Democracy, Connectivity and the Reconfiguration of Cultural Citizenship,” supported by a grant from the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand (NZ$800,000, 2013-2016).

Key Publications and Outputs

Julie Cupples and Kevin Glynn, Shifting Nicaraguan Mediascapes: Authoritarianism and the Struggle for Social Justice.  Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018.

Paul Adams, Julie Cupples, Kevin Glynn, André Jansson, and Shaun Moores, Communications/Media/Geographies.  New York: Routledge, 2017.

Kevin Glynn, “Visibility, Media Events and Convergence Culture: Struggles for the Meaning of 9/11,” in Julie Cupples, Chris Lukinbeal, and Susan Mains (eds.), Mediated Geographies and Geographies of Media (pp. 293-311).  Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2015.

Kevin Glynn and Julie Cupples, “Negotiating and Queering US Hegemony in TV Drama: Popular Geopolitics and Cultural Studies,” Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 22 (no. 2, 2015), pp. 271-87.

Julie Cupples and Kevin Glynn, “The Mediation and Remediation of Disaster: Hurricanes Katrina and Felix in/and the New Media Environment,” Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 46 (no. 2, 2014), pp. 359-81.

Julie Cupples and Kevin Glynn, “Postdevelopment Television? Cultural Citizenship and the Mediation of Africa in Contemporary TV Drama,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103 (no. 4, 2013), pp. 1003-21.

Kevin Glynn and Julie Cupples, “Indigenous MediaSpace and the Production of (Trans)locality on Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast,” Television & New Media 12 (no. 2, March 2011), pp. 101-35.

Kevin Glynn, “Contested Land and Mediascapes: The Visuality of the Postcolonial City,” New Zealand Geographer 65 (no. 1, April 2009), pp. 6-22.  Winner of the Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Award, given by the Urban Communication Foundation (New York) and the US National Communication Association for “an outstanding book and/or journal article that exhibits excellence in addressing issues of urban communication.”

Kevin Glynn, “The 2004 Election Did Not Take Place: Bush, Spectacle and the Media Nonevent,” Television & New Media 10 (no. 2, March 2009), pp. 216-45.

A complete list of Kevin Glynn’s publications can be found here.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Geography
  • Popular Culture
  • Globalization and Media Geographies
  • Cultures of Media Convergence
  • Television Studies
  • Social Media and Digital Cultures
  • Critical and Decolonial Theories


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