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Amelia Arsenault

Assistant Professor    

PhD, University of Southern California
MSc, London School of Economics
BA, Dartmouth College


New Media, International Communication, Media Industries


Amelia Arsenault is an Assistant Professor of Communication. Her academic research focuses on how different international and domestic actors attempt to leverage the changing dynamics of communications systems, and the ramifications of those activities for international relations, political and social power relationships, and north/south inequality. She is currently working on a book project that explores the nascent industry of digital “information warriors” who provide contract services to political actors seeking to influence the online media agenda. She also serves as the co-Managing Editor of the open access, peer reviewed journal Media Industries and the Media and Democracy Research Fellow at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in new media, network theory, and communication and power.


Rhonda Zaharna, Amelia Arsenault, & Ali Fisher. (Eds.) (2013) The Connective Mindshift: Relational, Networking & Collaborative Approaches to Public Diplomacy. New York: Routledge.

Amelia Arsenault (2012) “Covering and Reaching Africa.” In Philip Seib (Ed.) Al Jazeera English: The Birth, Adolescence, and Prospects of a Global News Channel. New York: Palgrave.

Amelia Arsenault (2011). “Networks: The Technological and the Social.” In Gerard Delanty and Steven Turner (Eds.) Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory. London: Routledge, 259-269.

Amelia Arsenault (2011). “The Structure and Dynamics of Global Networks in the Media, Telecoms, Gaming and Computing Industries.” In Dwayne R. Winseck & Dal Yong Jin (Eds.) Media Political Economies: Hierarchies, Markets and Finance in the Global Media Industries. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Amelia Arsenault & Manuel Castells (2008) “The Structure and Dynamics of Global Multi-Media Business Networks.” International Journal of Communication. 2, 707-748.

Amelia Arsenault & Manuel Castells (2008) “Switching Power: Rupert Murdoch and The Global Business Of Media Politics. A Sociological Analysis.” International Sociology. 23(4), 488-513.

Geoffrey, Cowan & Amelia Arsenault (2008) “Moving From Monologue to Dialogue to Collaboration: The Three Layers of Public Diplomacy.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 616(1), 10-30.

Amelia Arsenault and Manuel Castells (2006) “Conquering the Minds, Conquering Iraq: the Social Production of Misinformation in the United States. A Case Study.” Information, Communication, and Society. 9(3), 283-307.