Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI USA
Assistant Professor, School of Communications 2015-
Weber State University, Ogden UT USA
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication 2013-2015
Faculty Advisor, KWCR-FM
Indiana University, Bloomington IN USA
Associate Instructor, Communication & Culture 2006-2013
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN USA
Director, Digital Video Production, Information Technology Associates Program, 2002-2006
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN USA
Ph.D., Communication & Culture, 2013
Dissertation: Digital Dilemmas and Promotional Possibilities: Circulating Music in the Late Age of the mp3 (Director: Dr. Ilana Gershon)
Who Got The Camera? A History of Rap and Reality. October 2021, University of Texas Press.
“Ritual.” Journal of Popular Music Studies. 33(3): September 2021.
“Beyonce’s Digital Stardom.” Black Camera. 9(1): Fall 2017.
With Kyle Barnett: “Recording Industries, Technologies and Cultures in Flux.” Creative Industries Journal. 8(2): October 2015. 103-105.
“Siding With Vinyl: Record Store Day and the Branding of Independent Music.” International Journal of Cultural Studies. Published online April 23, 2015.
“Collective Anticipation: The Contested Circulation of an Album Leak.” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 19(1): February 2013.
EDITED JOURNAL ISSUES:
Kyle Barnett and Eric Harvey (eds.) Creative Industries (Issue 8.2, Fall 2015) Special Issue: “Recording Industries.”
“Same As the Old Boss: Changes, Continuities, and Careers in the Digital Music Era.” In Managing Media Work. Ed. Mark Deuze. London, Sage: 2010.
Review of Jeremy Morris, Selling Digital Music: Formatting Culture. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. November 2018.
“Sound Ideas.” Review of Jonathan Sterne, MP3: The Meaning of a Format. Cultural Studies. March 2016.
Review of Tarleton Gillespie, Wired Shut: DRM and the Shape of Digital Culture. New Media and Society 10 (August 2008), 669-671.
SELECTED NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (Larger list here)
“How Smart Speakers Are Changing How We Listen To Music.” Pitchfork, 2018.
A story on a man collecting Gap in-store music playlists. The New Yorker, 2017.
“The Art of the Playlist.” The New Republic, 2016.
“Bliss Points: On John Seabrook’s The Song Machine.” Los Angeles Review of Books, 2015.
“Who Got the Camera? N.W.A.’s Embrace of ‘Reality.’” The Pitchfork Review, 2015.
“Station to Station: The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music.” Pitchfork, 2014.
“Footnote Records.” The New Inquiry, 2013.
“The Quiet Storm.” Pitchfork, 2012.
“I Want My 18-34 Demographic: MTV’s Research-Heavy Approach to Radio and TV.” The Village Voice, 2011.
“New Festivals Struggle to Distinguish Themselves in a Crowded Market.” Rolling Stone, 2011.
“Why the Christmas Song Canon Has a Boomer Bias.” TheAtlantic.com, 2011.
“The Social History of the mp3” Pitchfork, 2009.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
Graduate Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures, 2010-2011, Spring 2012.
Panel: “Sound Selectors: Curation Work in the Digital Media Industries.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, March 14-18 2018, Toronto, ON, Canada
Panel: “Beyond MTV: Mediating Music on Screen.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference, March 22-26 2017, Chicago, IL
Panel: “Stream Engines: Streaming Services and Media Distribution.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference, March 24-29 2015, Montreal, QC, Canada
Paper Presentation: “Siding With Vinyl: Record Store Day and the Branding of Independent Music.” Cultural Studies Association Conference, May 29-31 2014, Salt Lake City, UT
Paper Presentation: “Who Got The Camera? The Mediated Births of Reality Rap and Reality TV, 1988-1992. Experience Music Project Pop Conference, April 24-27 2014, Seattle, WA
Panel: “Controlling the Promotional Flow: Managing Discourse and Data in Popular Music Culture.” International Communications Association Conference, May 24-28 2012, Phoenix, AZ
Paper Presentation: “This is Not a Photograph: Amateur Photography as Cover Art.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music Conference, March 9-13 2011, Cincinnati, OH
Paper Presentation: “We Are All Workers, This is Our Song: Affective Labor in a 21st Century Musical Brandscape.” Experience Music Project Pop Conference, February 25-27, 2011, University of California Los Angeles
Paper Presentation: “To Hold You In Time: the Pre-History of a Digital Music Commodity.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music Conference, April 8-11, 2010, Loyola University New Orleans
Paper Presentation: “Mp3 Blogs and Participatory Promotion.” Exploring New Media Worlds Conference, February 29-March 2, 2008, Texas A&M University
Co-Organizer: “Media, New” Conference/Symposium (sponsored by the Midwest Instructional Technology Center), June 7-9, 2005, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Workshop participant/mentor: “Humanities By Other Means: Teaching, Learning and Multiple Media” Symposium/Conference (sponsored by the Midwest Instructional Technology Center), June 21-26, 2004, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Paper presentation with student: “Critically Evaluating Instructional Technologies in Liberal Arts Colleges” Symposium/Conference (sponsored by the Midwest Instructional Technology Center), March 18-20, 2004, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Workshop participant/mentor: “Teaching and Learning with Technology in the Humanities” (sponsored by the Midwest Instructional Technology Center), June 2003, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Student Organization Advising
The Indiana Daily Student, Arts & Culture section
D3TV: DePauw University Student Television
Studio 76: Weber State University Student Television
KWCR: Weber State University Student Radio (faculty advisor)
Book review editorial assistant: Political and Legal Anthropology Review
Manuscript reviewer: International Journal of Cultural Studies
Manuscript reviewer: Popular Music and Society
International Association for the Study of Popular Music (2008-)
Association of Internet Researchers (2010-)
International Communication Association (2010-)
American Anthropology Association (2011-)
Society for Ethnomusicology (2011-)
Cultural Studies Association (2014-)
Grand Valley State University:
Multimedia Journalism Workshop
Arts & Entertainment Journalism
Weber State University:
Mass Media and Society
Advanced Broadcast Journalism and Production
Introduction to Audio Recording
Introduction to Studio Video Production
New Media in Professional Communication (Masters of Professional Communication seminar)
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Production as Criticism: Music Videos
Music and New Media
Advertising and Consumer Culture
History of Rock Music: 1955-2000, Winter Term Intensive Seminar, January 2003
History of Punk Music: 1968-2000, Winter Term Intensive Seminar, January 2004
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Music (as) media; media circulation and distribution; media production; media history, theory, and criticism; media industries and institutions; popular music; science and technology studies; performance studies; reception/fan studies; cultural studies; neoliberalism; intellectual property and copyright.