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Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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Erika Polson, PhD

Erika PolsonOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies Building, Room 103A

Areas of Focus

Polson's research focuses broadly and critically on socio-cultural change in relation to globalization, and specifically on globalizing middle classes and media as intersecting sites for analyzing such changes. Her work appears in publications such as The International Communication Gazette, Communication, Culture & Critique, and New Media & Society. She is currently working on a book about how migrating professionals use new media to create local territory in global cities, and as part of this project has conducted ethnographic research of online and offline digital media practices by expatriates in Paris, Madrid, and Singapore.


  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • MA, Emerson College
  • BA, Oregon State University