Satellite Studies


We conduct research on historical and contemporary uses of satellite technologies, including satellite broadcasting, remote sensing, and global positioning, from a critical media studies perspective.


L. Parks and James Schwoch, eds., Down to Earth: Satellite Technologies, Industries, and Cultures (New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 2012).
L. Parks, “Mapping Orbit: Toward a Vertical Public Space,” in Public Space, Media Space, ed. Chris Berry, Janet Harbord, and Rachel Moore (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2013), 61–87.


L. Parks, “Footprints of the Global South: Venesat-I and RascomQAF/IR as Counter-Hegemonic Satellites,” in The Handbook of Global Media Research, ed. Ingrid Volkmer, 1 edition (Malden u.a.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).

L. Parks, “Digging into Google Earth: An Analysis of ‘Crisis in Darfur,’” Geoforum, Themed Issue: The “view from nowhere”? Spatial politics and cultural significance of high-resolution satellite imagery, 40, no. 4 (July 2009): 535–45.

Lisa Parks, Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual (Duke University Press, 2005).