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Vicki Mayer
102 Newcomb Hall


University of California, San Diego, PhD


Research Interests

  • Communication and media industries
  • Community and alternative media
  • Critical political economy
  • Cultural geographies and histories of media
  • Identity and media
  • Media production studies
  • Media audiences and consumption
  • Regional communications infrastructure and development

Selected Publications

  • Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy. Berkeley: UC Press, 2017.
  • With S. Alexander, F. Durham, A. L. Lawrence and C. Anderson, The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media World: The Transformation of an American Newspaper. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.
  • Below the Line: Producers and Production Studies in the New Television Economy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.
  • Producing Dreams, Consuming Youth: Mexican Americans and Mass Media. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003.