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Matthew Wysocki: Faculty and Staff

Matthew Wysocki Ph.D.
Assistant Professor



Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

Conference presentations and research talks include:

  • Not Another Porn Paper: Narrative Intertextuality in Joanna Angel's Not Another Porn Movie.  Presented at Popular and American Culture Associations in the South Conference, Savannah, GA
  • Alternative to What?  Alternative Pornography, Suicide Girls and Re-appropriation of the Pornographic Image NMEDIAC: Journal of new Media and Culture, Volume 7, Issue 1, Summer, 2010
  • The Postmodern Student: Back to the Future of Film: Telling the Story With Converging Technology.  Presented at University Film & Video Association Conference, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Video Game Mods and the Interactive Audience. Presented at Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM
  • Standing on the Shoulders of the Real Programmers: An Analysis of the Use of Usenet as a Site for Computer Hacker Cultural Formation.  Presented at Internet Research 3.0: NET/WORK/THEORY, Masstricht, The Netherlands.
  • Murderers, Thieves, Vandals: News Portrayals of Computer Hackers.  Colloquium presentation sponsored by the University of Illinois – Chicago Department of Communication

Professional Profile:

Professor Wysocki earned his Ph.D. in Communications and Media Studies from Northwestern University. He earned a M.A. in Communications from Western Kentucky University and a B.A. in Broadcast and Cable Studies from Pennsylvania State University. His doctoral dissertation focused on an analysis of the computer hacker subculture. He is particularly interested in intersections of media, technology, and culture—for example, the cultural uses of new media and new media technology (video games, computer hackers, online pornography); media effects of new media; and textual analysis of new media usage.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Media
  • Media Production
  • Principles of Cinema and Media Studies
  • Web Publishing
  • Video Gaming

Previously taught at:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • University of Louisville
  • Western Kentucky University