Below is a list of courses I’ve taught at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Department of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies, and at the University of Michigan in the Department of Communication Studies.
Click here for Teaching Resources and Syllabi from select courses.
Click here to go the page dedicated to Blown Away: A Fandom Podcast, which was a project of my Fall 2020 grad seminar, JAMS 855: Participatory Cultures in the Digital Era.
Click here to go to the page dedicated to the podcast We Do Me Studies, which was a project of my Fall 2018 grad seminar, JAMS 860: Public Culture in the Digital Era.
Instructor of record
Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies 620: Seminar in Global Media
[Fall 2017, Spring & Fall 2018, Spring & Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring & Fall 2021]
Upper-level undergraduate and graduate seminar examining media texts and practices from around the world, and interrogating concepts such as globalization and global media studies.
JAMS 855/860: Participatory Cultures in the Digital Era
[Fall 2018, Fall 2020]
Graduate seminar exploring how we define and encourage civic engagement and activism in the digital era with an emphasis on global, transnational, and comparative perspectives.
JAMS 262: Principles of Media Studies
[Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020]
Introductory class examining the importance of media in our everyday lives from a critical cultural studies perspective, with sections on studying technologies, texts and audiences, and industries.
COMM 405: Participatory and Public Culture in the Digital Era
Upper-level undergraduate seminar exploring how we define and encourage civic engagement and activism in the digital era with an emphasis on global, transnational, and comparative perspectives.
Honors 135: Welcome to Bollywood
Introductory seminar for freshmen students, focusing on representation, aesthetics, identity, and film as political discourse and social lens in the context of Bollywood.
Graduate Student Instructor/Teaching Assistant
COMM 101: The Mass Media
Introductory class covering both the history of the mass media in the U.S. from a humanities perspective and the history of the study of media.
COMM 102: Media Processes and Effects
Introductory class on the study of media in the U.S. from a social science perspective focusing on the effects of media on cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors.
COMM 111: Managing the Information Environment
Teaches students the computing and web skills necessary to present themselves as responsible scholars and astute professionals in the digital era.
COMM 251/351: Understanding Media Industries
Aswin Punathambekar; Jimmy Draper
Upper-level class exploring the complex and rapidly evolving media industries, and the significance of media industry organization and practices for society.
COMM 365: Visual Culture and Visual Literacy
Upper-level class examining contemporary media, imaging technologies, and viewing practices through the lens of visual culture studies.
COMM 371: Media, Culture, and Society
Upper-level theory and history class focusing on the study of the media as it developed in North America and England in the twentieth century.