Professor Malin publishes new essay in Women’s Studies in Communication

Professor Malin’s new essay, “‘I Never Liked Him’: Ryan Adams and the Toxification of Masculinity in the Post-MeToo Digital Era,” was recently published online by the journal Women’s Studies in Communication. This essay uses data analysis to trace the Twitter conversation that developed around the musician Ryan Adams following accusations of sexual misconduct directed at […]

Professor Malin Publishes new essay on the tax deduction for advertising

Professor Malin’s essay, “Advertising as a Tax Expenditure: The Tax Deduction for Advertising and America’s Hidden Public Media System,” has been published in the most recent issue of Political Economy of Communication. Here is the essay’s abstract: This article explores a series of media policy and political-economic issues created by the United States Federal tax […]

Professor Malin publishes new essay in Communication Theory

Professor Malin’s essay, “Contextual Materialism: Mereology, Sociality and the Vague Ontology of Media Objects,” was recently published through the journal Communication Theory. A companion piece to his earlier Communication Theory essay, “Communicating with Objects: Ontology, Object-Orientations, and the Politics of Communication,” which offered a critique of object oriented approaches to objects in general and media […]

Professor Brent Malin and graduate student Curry Chandler publish article in Communication, Culture, and Critique

An essay by Brent Malin, an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh, and Curry Chandler, a graduate student in the same department, appears in the June 2017 issue of Communication, Culture, and Critique. The essay, “Free to Work Anxiously: Splintering Precarity among Drivers for Uber and Lyft,” draws on […]

Professor Malin to Deliver Keynote Address for Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Professor Malin will deliver a Keynote Address for “Emotions, Media and History: Theory and Practice,” the first symposium of the new Emotions and Media Research Cluster of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, at the University of Adelaide, September 23, 2016.  Professor Malin’s lecture, “When New Arguments Get Old: […]

New Article in Communication Theory

Professor Malin’s article, “Communicating with Objects: Ontology, Object-Orientations, and the Politics of Communication,” was published in the August 2016 volume of Communication Theory.  The article offers a critique of the recent turn to objects as illustrated by Object Oriented Ontology and similar approaches.  It begins with a discussion of Alexander Galloway’s claims that object-oriented thought […]

New Article in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

Professor Malin’s article, “The Path to the Machine: Affect Studies, Technology, and the Question of Ineffability,” was published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies in February, 2016. Here is the article’s abstract: From the 1990s to the early twenty-first century, a range of writers in sociology, history, and cultural studies would increasingly see emotion as an […]

Feeling Mediated Awarded Lewis Mumford Award from Media Ecology Association

Professor Malin’s book Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America was awarded the Media Ecology Association‘s 2015 Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics.  This award recognizes outstanding scholarly books or articles with a “focus on the history and/or philosophy of technology or science; studies of specific […]