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Peter Schaefer

Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts
Chair, Communication and Media Arts
Coordinator for the Journalism Program

Peter Schaefer joined the full-time faculty of Marymount Manhattan College in 2008 after receiving his PhD from The University of Iowa. He is Communication and Media Arts department chair, and the coordinator of the Journalism program. He teaches communication and media studies classes from critical-cultural and historical perspectives. Some recent courses he’s taught include the Cultural History of Media, Music as Media, and the Capstone in Communication Arts. His latest research explores the use of language to frame new media within political and historical contexts.

Title/Position

Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts
Chair, Communication and Media Arts
Coordinator for the Journalism Program

Department

Communication and Media Arts

Email

pschaefer@mmm.edu

Phone

212-517-0678

Degree(s)

B.A., Northwestern University
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Research

Recent Publications

  • “Why is ‘Ether’ in Ethernet?” International Journal of Communication, 7 (2013).
  • “Vilém Flusser’s Philosophy of New Media History.” New Media & Society, 13.8 (2011): 1389-1395.
  • “Interface: History of a Concept, 1868-1888.” In The Long History of New Media: Technology, Historiography, and Contextualizing Newness, David W. Park, Nicholas, W. Jankowski, and Steve Jones, eds. New York: Peter Lang, 2011. 163-175.

 

Recent Conference Presentations

  • “Inventing Network Neutrality, 1973-1985.” International Communication Association, London, 2013
  • “Material and Discursive Forms of Network Neutrality, 1960-1985.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, 2013
  • “Why is ‘Ether’ in the Ethernet?” International Communication Association, Phoenix, 2012

 

Teaching

Here’s a list of all the classes Peter’s taught at Marymount Manhattan College.

  • Capstone in Communication Arts
  • Communication and the Future
  • Cultural History of Media
  • Global Media Studies
  • History and Development of Communication Theory
  • Music as Media
  • Principles and Theories of Communication
  • Radio: Culture and Industry
  • Survey of Film and Video

 

Location

Nugent Hall 560