Collegiate Affiliation

Dr. Rodman's research focuses on critical media studies, cultural studies, popular culture, communication technologies, and the politics of race and ethnicity. He is currently working on a book on the history of race and copyright in the US.

He is the author of Elvis After Elvis: The Posthumous Career of a Living Legend, Why Cultural Studies?, editor of The Race and Media Reader, and co-editor of Race in Cyberspace. His research has appeared in such journals as Critical Studies in Media Communication, Cultural Studies, Journal of Communication Inquiry, and Popular Communication.

He is the former Chair of the Association for Cultural Studies, and the founder and manager of the CULTSTUD-L listserv,.  He also serves on the editorial boards of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, communication +1, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Cultural Studes, and European Journal of Cultural Studies.

Dr. Rodman teaches graduate courses in critical media studies and cultural studies

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Communications, University of Illinois, 1996


  • Media studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Popular culture
  • Communication technologies
  • Politics of race and ethnicity