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Jack
Bratich

Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies

Faculty

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Jack Z. Bratich is an associate professor in the journalism and media studies department at Rutgers University.  He takes a critical approach to the intersection of popular culture and political culture. His work applies autonomist social theory to such topics as craft media, reality television, social movement media, and the cultural politics of secrecy. He is the author of Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture and co-editor of Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality. He is currently working on a book on necropolitics and culture called “Deathstyle Fascism.”


Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Institute of Communications Research
Ph.D., Communication and Media

Truman State University
B.A., Philosophy and Religion


Research

Jack Bratich takes a critical approach to the intersection of popular culture and political culture. He studies media culture as an intersection of power, knowledge, and subjectivity. His work applies autonomist social theory to audience studies, social media, and the cultural politics of secrecy. He is currently working on a book titled, “Adventures in the Public Secret Sphere.” 


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Selected Publications

Bratich, J. (2020). Civil Society Must Be Defended: Misinformation, Moral Panics, and Wars of Restoration.Communication, Culture, and Critique.

Bratich, J. (2020). The People and the Public: Cyber-demagoguery and Populism as War. In A. Ron & M. Nadesan (Eds.), Mapping Populism, Routledge.

Bratich, J., & Banet-Weiser, S. (2019). From Pick-Up Artists to Incels: Con(fidence) Games, Networked Misogyny, and the Failure of Neoliberalism. International Journal of Communication.

Bratich, J.Z. Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture, 2008, SUNY Press. [Portions translated into Polish and Slovenian.]

Bratich, J. Z., Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality, co-edited with Cameron McCarthy and Jeremy Packer, 2003, SUNY Press.


Awards & Recognitions

Recipient of the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rutgers University, 2013


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