Lee McGuigan, Ph.D.

Lee McGuigan studies the business and cultural histories of television and advertising, the sociology of markets and consumption, and the political economy of technology. He holds a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. He is co-editor (with Vincent Manzerolle) of the book The Audience Commodity in a Digital Age: Revisiting a Critical Theory of Commercial Media (Peter Lang, 2014). His work has been published or is forthcoming in New Media & Society, the Journal of Consumer CultureMedia, Culture & Society, Television & New Media, the Journal of Communication Inquiry, the Canadian Journal of Communication, and the European Journal of Cultural Studies. McGuigan comes from a fruit and vegetable farm in Cedar Springs, Ontario.

Lee McGuigan has successfully defended his dissertation at the Annenberg School for Communication. He is set to graduate in December 2018.

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McGuigan's Network

  • Culture and Communication
  • Media Institutions and Systems
  • Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
  • Working Group on Media Industries and Public Policy