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Finley Freibert

Finley Freibert, Assistant Professor

Media Studies

Finley Freibert is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies whose research spans industry studies, media history, digital cultures, global media circulations, and LGBTQ+ cultural history. Dr. Freibert’s film and media studies work has appeared in peer-reviewed scholarly venues such as Film Criticism (University of Michigan), JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (University of Michigan), Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Monstrum (McGill University), Porn Studies (Routledge), the Journal of Homosexuality (Routledge), Spectator (University of Southern California), Synoptique (Concordia University, Montréal), and Flow: A Critical Forum on Media and Culture (University of Texas at Austin). Dr. Freibert is coeditor (with Alicia Kozma) of Refocus: The Films of Doris Wishman (Edinburgh University Press, 2021).

In addition to contributing chapters to books on under-researched film directors including Jesús Franco and Roberta Findlay, Dr. Freibert has also written columns for two of the oldest American LGBT news outlets, the Advocate and the Washington Blade, and for the popular magazine The Gay & Lesbian Review. Dr. Freibert’s applied mathematics work on digital communications has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Information Theory and Advances in Mathematics of Communications. Broadly, Dr. Freibert’s research tracks how communitarian cultural productions (such as feminist and LGBT media) have been tied to commercial structures, and how such media exist in a complex relationship with economic and cultural systems of regulation.

Finley Freibert

Office: COMM 1050H
Phone: 618-453-4531
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