Annemarie Iddins, Ph.D.
Annemarie Iddins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Fairfield University. Her research is primarily situated within the global media studies subfield of Communication, focusing on transnational media industries and cultural politics in the Maghreb and its diaspora. Her research program merges political economy and textual analysis in historicizing contemporary communicative phenomena and situating them in comparative, transnational perspective.
She is currently working on a book manuscript titled No Concessions: Independent Media and the Reshaping of the Moroccan Public, which aims to provide a model for analyzing media-state relations in contexts that combine strong state influence with neoliberal tendencies. The project analyzes the entrance of transnational capital into Morocco’s media landscape and the subsequent re-emergence of independent media under King Mohammed VI, whereby culture has been remediated through magazines, film, and various digital media platforms and practices. In doing so, it engages with questions about global capital, media infrastructure, digital cultures, and processes of public formation.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and French from the University of St. Thomas (Minn.), her M.A. in Mass Communication Research from the University of Minnesota, and her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan. Her work has been published in Media, Culture & Society, the International Journal of Communication, and the International Journal of Cultural Studies.
Annemarie Iddins is a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School.