Matthew Crain

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Assistant Professor of Media & Culture

Matthew Crain

Matthew Crain’s teaching and research are centered in the political economy of media, advertising, and communications technologies. His current work focuses on the historical development and democratic implications of digital advertising and consumer surveillance.

His research has been published in academic journals including New Media & Society and the International Journal of Communication. He has also written for CNN and the magazine N+1.

Crain received his PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and his master’s degree from DePaul University. Previously he taught at Queens College, City University of New York.

More information on Crain’s teaching and research can be found on his personal academic website.