Matthew Crain

Associate Professor of Media & Communication

Matt Crain

Matthew Crain is an Associate Professor of Media and Communication in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film. His research focuses on the political economy of media and communications and the development of digital advertising and consumer surveillance. He is the author of Profit Over Privacy: How Surveillance Advertising Conquered the Internet (2021) and has published articles in academic journals including New Media & Society and the International Journal of Communication. He teaches courses in communication technology, media industries and economics, and advertising.

Crain received his PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and his master’s degree from DePaul University. Previously he taught at Queens College, City University of New York. More information on Crain’s teaching and research can be found on his personal academic website.

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