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. His teaching and research focus on the politics and economics of corporate media systems. His work covers a range of topics, including the ongoing convergence of media industries (film, TV, music, internet), the intersections of work and media, and the changing representations of gender, sexuality, race and class. 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.