Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Communication Arts/Theatre
Degrees: B.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office: VCCA 306
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Joe Tompkins is an assistant professor of Communication Arts. He teaches courses in media studies and critical theory and his areas of interest include the economics of corporate media, the ongoing convergence of media industries (film, TV, music, internet), neoliberal politics and class analysis. Above all, professor Tompkins is interested in studying media as sites of institutional and ideological power—which is to say, as influential frameworks through which we make sense of the world.