Assistant Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Media and Cultural Studies, Digital Media, Theories of Globalization, Transgressive Comedy
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Evan Elkins is an Assistant Professor of media studies who specializes in digital media industries and technologies, globalization, access, and cultural difference. He is currently writing a book about geographic restrictions in digital platforms around the world, and he also occasionally writes about transgressive humor, aesthetics, and media authorship. Current and future research projects will examine and critique Silicon Valley's practices and politics of global development and modernization. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The International Journal of Cultural StudiesTelevision and New MediaThe Fibreculture JournalThe Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, and several edited collections. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


  • SPCM 342 – Critical Media Studies

  • SPCM 346 – Virtual Culture and Communication

  • SPCM 380A1 – Global Media Cultures

  • SPCM 792C – Media Globalization