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Dr. Michael Serazio

Assistant Professor of Communication
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 223
p: x2839
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Michael Serazio is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication whose research, writing, and teaching interests include popular culture, advertising, politics, and new media.  His first book, Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerrilla Marketing (NYU Press, 2013), which investigates the proliferation of brands into pop culture content, social patterns, and digital platforms amidst a major transformation of the advertising and media industries, was the NCA Visual Communication Division Book of the Year.  He has work appearing or forthcoming in the Journal of Communication, Critical Studies in Media CommunicationCommunication Culture & Critique, and Television & New Media, among other scholarly journals.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication and also holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of San Francisco and a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.  A former staff writer for the Houston Press, his reporting was recognized as a finalist for the Livingston Awards and has written essays on media and culture for The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, and Salon.  A native San Diegan, he enjoys jogging, travel, electronica, The Daily Show, reading op-ed pages, wearing flip-flops, and watching the Chargers come up short every year.  His webpage can be found at:

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