B.A. from New York University
M.A. from University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Bill Kirkpatrick earned his B.A. in Journalism and Cinema Studies at New York University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His dissertation is on localism in American thought and media to 1934, exploring how regulators, the radio industry, and the public used discourses and structures of localism in a range of struggles to shape the media system. He is currently working on a book about cultural approaches to media policy in everyday life called "Vernacular Policy." His publications include articles in Radio Journal, Journal of Popular Culture, the Journal of the Society for American Music, Community Media Review, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and several anthologies. His ongoing research and teaching interests include media history and cultural policy; impacts of popular culture on American public life; theories, practices, and future of citizen-produced media; and me dia and disability. More about his work, including links to his publications, can be found at http://www.billkirkpatrick.net.