Lisa Parks

Lisa Parks

Director

Lisa Parks is Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT. She is a global media scholar whose research focuses on satellite technologies and media cultures; critical studies of media infrastructures; and media, militarization and surveillance.

Iago Bojczuk

Iago Bojczuk

Research Assistant

Iago Bojczuk is a Lemann Fellow and a first-year graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. His research interests include human-computer interaction, education, and new media technologies in Brazil.

Matt Graydon

Matt Graydon

Research Assistant

Matt Graydon is a second-year graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. His research focuses on media as a foreign policy tool.

Gabriel Pereira

Gabriel Pereira

Visiting Graduate Student

Gabriel Pereira is a visiting graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT, and a PhD fellow at Aarhus University (Denmark). His research focuses on critical studies of data infrastructures.

Han Su

Han Su

Research Assistant

Han Su is a first-year graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. His research focuses on emerging technologies and tech companies in emerging markets.

Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson

Research Assistant

Rachel Thompson is a second-year graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. Her research interrogates the ethics of American incarceration media.

Alan Zhang

Alan Zhang

Affiliate Graduate Student

Alan Zhang is a 1st year PhD student in Work and Organization Studies at MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on visual technologies in work.

Former Research Assistants 

Annis Sands

Annis Sands

Former Research Assistant

Annis Sands is a second year graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. She focuses on existing offline and online spaces that both produce and distribute Caribbean content.

Vicky Zeamer

Vicky Zeamer

Former Research Assistant

Vicky Zeamer graduated from the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT in 2018. Her research explored how computing and digital media are changing the ways users experience food.

Current Research Collaborators 

Basil Hamusokwe

Basil Hamusokwe

Basil Hamusokwe is a lecturer and researcher in media and communication studies at the University of Zambia. His research interests are in the political economy of the media; political communication and; media ownership, sustainability, and regulation.

Jennifer Holt

Jennifer Holt

Jennifer Holt is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in the areas of media industry studies, policy and regulation, and digital media.

Carlos Jimenez

Carlos Jimenez

Carlos Jimenez is Assistant Professor of Media, Film and Journalism at the University of Denver. His research examines the role of media (mobile phones, social media, community radio, and automated harvesters) in the everyday lives of immigrant farmworkers in Oxnard, California.

Joseph W. Matiko

Joseph W. Matiko

Joseph W. Matiko is a Lecturer and a Director of the India-Tanzania Centre of Excellence in ICT at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, in Tanzania. His research interests include wireless sensors, energy harvesting for low power communications, and skills development in digital technologies.

Laila Shereen Sakr

Laila Shereen Sakr

Laila Shereen Sakr is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Feminist Studies and Middle East Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ramesh Srinivasan

Ramesh Srinivasan

Ramesh Srinivasan studies the relationship between technology, politics, and societies across the world. He is a faculty member at UCLA in the Information Studies and Design|Media Arts departments and is the founder of the UC-wide Digital Cultures Lab.

Jing Wang

Jing Wang

Jing Wang is Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies at MIT. Her research focuses on the impact of new media on commercial communication (as in advertising and marketing) and civic communication (as in social-media powered activism).