Institute of Communications Research
The Institute of Communications Research is an internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary education, scholarship and public service in communications and culture. Drawing broadly on the social sciences and humanities, the Institute seeks to develop critically interpretive knowledge about communications in a global economy.
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Governing the commercial internet: Multistakeholder influences on Clinton era governance of the global internet (2019-09-12)In this dissertation, I examine the policies developed during the presidency of Bill Clinton regarding internet governance, starting in 1992 and ending in 2000. Efforts to commercialize the internet began prior to the ...
(2019-08-13)This dissertation explores the work and practices (both online and offline) of digital mapping communities in matters of disaster management, environmental justice, and grassroots activism. My interest in these communities ...
A residual infrastructure. The rise and obsolescence of big satellite television dishes in Colombia (2019-09-26)The first satellite dish arrived in the South American country of Colombia in 1970. Two decades later, hundreds of them covered the roofs of apartment buildings, community centers, and town halls all around the country. ...
Chilean muckrakers: Making investigative journalism in a post-authoritarian and neoliberal context (2019-07-11)This research examines investigative journalism performed in a post-authoritarian period, under a neoliberal society, in the Global South, and it traces some changes over 25 years. In particular, the dissertation characterizes ...
(2019-06-14)In this dissertation, I consider the television show RuPaul’s Drag Race and the vast web of digital and broadcast media productions it has spawned, as a means to explore the changing cultural, technological, and economic ...