Associate Professor, University of Iowa

About Brian

bekdale_UIpic_editI am an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at The University of Iowa.

My research focuses on three related areas of inquiry: digital cultures, production studies, and global media. In short, I study media work within global digital cultures.

My research agenda is rooted in a belief that studying contemporary cultural production from a global perspective helps expand analytical and conceptual perspectives in our field.

I teach several courses at Iowa that prepare students to be better consumers and producers of digital and social media. I also have professional experience as a software trainer, instructional technologist, and video producer.

If you’re interested in anything I do or want to pick an electronic fight, please contact me via email (¬†or Twitter (@bekdale).