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Kathryn C. Montgomery: “Understanding and Regulating the Commercial Surveillance System”

Thursday, May 13 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Kathryn C. Montgomery is Professor Emerita School of Communication at American University. Her research examines the role of media in society, the politics of entertainment television, youth engagement with digital media, advertising and marketing practices, and the future of digital media in the era of big data. Montgomery is also Research Director and Senior Strategist for the Center for Digital Democracy.

Co-presented with Jeff Chester, Former Investigative Reporter & Filmmaker, and Executive Director of the Center for Digital Democracy.

Free registration required.


Series Overview

What is Communication? (2021) will investigate instantiations and permutations of communication via models of exchange, modes of inquiry, and meanings of community. While communication has been conceptualized as models of transportation, transmission, and ritual communication is also characterized by modes of sharing, imparting, connecting, and participating. These characteristics can contribute to democracy, as well as facilitating the commons and community/fellowship. This year marks the sixth collaboration with scholars from the natural sciences, social sciences and arts.

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The What is…? Speaker Series is sponsored by the Knight Chair in Communication Research, UO Women in Graduate Science, the Oregon Humanities Center, New Media and Culture Program, and the Department of Philosophy. Additional gratitude to our supporters.