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Ethan Tussey

Assistant Professor    Editor, In Media Res    

Ph.D., University of Califiornia – Santa Barbara, 2012
B.A., University of Arizona


Ethnography of new media
Media industries


Ethan Tussey (Ph.D. University of California – Santa Barbara, 2012) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Georgia State University. His work explores the relationship between the entertainment industry and the digitally empowered public. He has contributed book chapters on creative labor, online sports viewing, connected viewing, and crowdfunding to the anthologies Saturday Night Live and American TV (Indiana Univ Press, 2013), Digital Media Sport: Technology and Power in the Network Society (Routledge, 2013), Connected Viewing: Selling, Sharing, and Streaming Media in a Digital Era (Routledge, 2013) and Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics, & Digital Society (Peter Lang, 2015). He is also the Coordinating Editor of In Media Res and the co-founder of the Atlanta Media Project. He teaches classes on television analysis, cultural studies, and digital media. His current research examines mobile device usage in the context of the workplace, the commute, the waiting room, and the living room. He has presented his research at multiple conferences including SCMS, Consoling Passions, and Flow.