Sean Johnson Andrews, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago.Dr. Andrews began working at Columbia in the Fall of 2009. He holds PhD and MA degrees in Cultural Studies and English Literature, respectively, both from George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Andrews does work at the intersection of media studies, political theory, global political economy, and Cultural Studies theories, methods, and methodologies. His work asks questions about the role of the media and communications technologies in producing meanings, powers, and value - and the ability of the politically committed, interdisciplinary, self-reflexive methodology of Cultural Studies to better conceptualize, critique, and reshape these relationships. He has written on the political and economic implications of media piracy, the importance of contextual intellectual history in understanding the development and deployment of theories (in economics, media studies, and history itself), the changing relationship between the law and culture in the neoliberal age, and Cultural Studies methodology more generally. His writing has appeared in Cultural Studies,The Journal of Historical Sociology, Lateral, The Review of Radical Political Economy, and Jacobin. His co-edited volume on Cultural Studies and/of the Law was recently published by Routledge. His latest book, Hegemony, Mass Media, and Cultural Studies: Properties of Meaning, Power, and Value in Cultural Production, will be published by Rowman and Littlefield International in fall 2016.
B.A., Communication Southwestern University 1999
M.A., English: Cultural Studies George Mason University 2002
Ph.D., Cultural Studies George Mason University 2009