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Dean on Contemporary Media

In May, Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean delivered several public lectures in and around London. On May 23, she gave a seminar at Kings College London, called “Exploitation in Digital Networks.”

The following day, she was one of three invited participants in an event, “A Conversation on Digital and Social Media,” which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sussex University. The conversation was held at the Royal Institution and chaired by Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts. A video of the event is available online.

On May 25, Dean gave an open seminar on “Exploitation in Communicative Capitalism” at Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design and Media at Winchester School of Art.  

An interview with Dean, focusing on her contributions to critical media studies, has also just been published and is available online.

Dean has been with the Colleges since 1993. She received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She is a past recipient of the faculty award for scholarship. Dean is also the author of a wide-ranging body of work including “Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace” and “Publicity’s Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy.”

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