Assistant Professor, Global Digital and Televisual/Video Cultures, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Assistant Professor, Global Digital and Televisual/Video Cultures

Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Modern Culture and Media is a department that emphasizes the theoretically informed analysis of film, television, video, digital media, photography, sound technologies, and print in the context of modern and contemporary cultures. The Department seeks a Media Studies Scholar focused on Global Digital and/or Global Televisual/Video Cultures; an emphasis on Non-Western or Global South Digital and/or Televisual/Video Media Practices are particu­larly welcome.  This scholar’s research should critically engage the technological and media flows that are increasingly both defining and linking cultures and communities, nations and localities, events and populations across the world and that are rapidly resituating all forms of media and social practices, from those of imagined communities to consumer/ commodity relations, gaming to warfare, neoliberalism to biopolitics. Possible research interests include: new media "publics" and "privates," spatialities and temporalities; media convergences and divergences, expansions and immersions; the use of video and digital media for political protest, community organizing, and/or diasporic identification; the comparative/historical analysis of the relations between digital and/or video technologies and other social, cultural, and/or political practices; the intersections of various media (film, television, photography, and/or sound practices) with digital media in terms of infrastruc­tures, histories, flows, audiences and/or content; global digital and televisual/video media challenges to traditional conceptions of national culture and canons; media interactivity and internationalism; the translations, transformations, and transmediations of globally popular genres; global digital and/or televisual constructions of race and ethnicity; global media environments and ecologies in a pervasive screen culture; formal, institutional, and geo­political "border crossings" and articulations; relations of power and pleasure, sensation and embodiment in virtual and material media worlds; media property and piracy in an era of increasing transnational media trade; mobile media and the "transportability" of media theory; the productions and receptions of one or more non-Western or Global South digital or televisual/video media practices, texts, audiences, and/or industries.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching and be fluent in critical theory.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a short (15-30 page) writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Applications submitted by November 9, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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