Bruce Drushel, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor of Media and Culture

Bruce DrushelBruce Drushel is a Professor in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Miami University. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of media policy and economics, media audiences, media history, and queer representation in electronic media and film. He currently serves as Vice-President for Programming and Area Chairs of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association and chairs its Gay, Lesbian & Queer Studies interest group. He has received its David M. Sokol Award (2012) and Presidential Award (2013) for his service to the organization. He is editor of the book Fan Phenomenon: Star Trek and was co-editor (with Kathy German) of the books Queer Identities/Political Realities and Ethics of Emerging Media. His work also has appeared in Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Media Economics, European Financial Journal, and FemSpec, and in books addressing free speech and social networks, free speech and 9/11, media in the Caribbean, C-SPAN as a pedagogical tool, LGBT persons and on-line media, minority sexualities and non-western cultures, and AIDS and popular culture. He recently edited a special issue of Journal of Homosexuality on AIDS and Culture, co-edited (with Michael Johnson, Jr.) a special issue of Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, and currently is co-editing (with Joseph Hancock) a special issue of Journal of American Culture.

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