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Andrew Herman received his BA in Government from Georgetown University (1979) and his PhD in Sociology from Boston College (1994).
Before joining the Communication Studies department in 2004, he was Visiting Professor of Communication and Culture at York University, Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology at College of the Holy Cross (U.S.), and Associate Professor of Sociology at Drake University (U.S.). He is a regular Visiting Professor in the graduate program in Digital Living at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark.
He has written widely in the field of social theory, media and culture and his appeared in scholarly journals such as Cultural Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Anthropological Quarterly.
Among his many publications is his book, The "Better Angels of Capitalism: Rhetoric, Narrative and Moral Identity Among Men of the American Upper Class (Westview, 1999) and his edited collections, Mapping the Beat: Popular Music and Contemporary Cultural Theory (Blackwell, 1997), The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory (Routledge, 2000). His most recent book is Theories of the Mobile Internet: Materialities and Imaginaries (Routledge, 2015).
He is currently working on three research and writing projects:
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of political economy of informational/digital capitalism, internet economies, materialist medium theory and analysis, social media, cultures of work and production in the digital tech industry.
Office location: DAWB 3-142
Languages spoken: English, LOLcat, heavy metal
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