CLAYTON ROSATI, PH.D.

Department of Telecommunications

School of Media and Communication

Bowling Green State University

205 West Hall

Bowling Green OH, 43401

 

Academic Degrees

(2005) Ph.D., Geography, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, NY, with Distinction (Dissertation: The Image Factory: MTV, Geography and the Industrial Production of Culture)

(2001) M.A. Maxwell School, Syracuse University, NY, Sociology

(1997) B.A. Syracuse University, NY, African American Studies & Political Science, Cum Laude

Academic Positions

(Since Fall 2007) Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, Department of Telecommunications (TCOM), School of Media and Communication (SMC).

(Fall 2005-Spring 2007) Research Associate/Lecturer, University of Vermont, Department of Geography.

(Fall 2003-Spring 2005) Lecturer, Syracuse University, Department of Geography

(Spring 2002) Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant, Syracuse University, Department of Geography.

(Fall 2001) Research Assistant, The Peoples Geography Project, Syracuse University, Department of Geography.

 (Fall 1998-Spring 2001) Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University, Department of Sociology.

(Fall 1995-Spring 1996) Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Suzanne Mettler, Syracuse University, Department of Political Science.

(Fall 1995-Spring 1996) Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Micere Mugo, Syracuse University, Department of African American Studies.

Non-academic Positions

AmeriCorps, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)/Project Coordinator, Literacy Volunteers, Warrenton, VA

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses

            Bowling Green State University:

TCOM103/1030, Introduction to Media and the Information Society (5 Semesters)

TCOM486/GEO400, Media Industry and Events (now, Critical Studies in Media Environments) (6 Semesters)

TCOM475, Electronic Surveillance and Privacy (4 Semesters)

TCOM365, History of Broadcasting (1 Semester)

            University of Vermont:

GEO060, The Geography of Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. (4 Semesters)

GEO272 (Capstone Seminar), Space, Power, and Identity: Global Media and Popular Culture (2 Semesters)

            Syracuse University:

GEO105, World Geography (2 Semesters)

GEO172, World Cultures (2 Semesters)

Graduate Courses (at Bowling Green State University)

COMS729, Communication and Geographies for Social Justice (1 Semester)

ACS782/COMS729, Cultural Materialism (3 Semesters)

ACS782, Post-1968 Cultural Theory (1 Semester)

Thesis and Dissertation Students

Dan Fawcett, American Culture Studies Doctoral Student, “An Ethnography of the Detroit Water Brigade.” (ABD, 2015)

Andy Gordon, American Culture Studies Masters Student, “Corporate Villains in 1990s Comic Books” (Writing stage).

Michael Hale, American Culture Studies Doctoral Student, “Losing Liberalism: An Intellectual History of the Emergence of the New Right” (ABD, June 2012)

Kang Sun, School of Media & Communication Doctoral Student, 2007-Present (BGSU), “Manufacturing Identity: Space, Power and Chinese Peasant-Worker Identities.” (Ph.D. successfully defended, April 2012)

Membership on Dissertation Committees

April Conway, English, “Social Justice and Alternative Cartography” (ABD, November 2014)

Brion White, School of Media and Communication Doctoral Student, “Media Coverage of Drone Strikes” (Completed, 2014)

Deepti Bharthur, “Reconfiguring the Last Mile Problem: Universal Access in Neoliberal Techno-Utopias” (ABD, November 2014).

Diana DePasquale, “Stealing Television: Negotiating the Affective Politics of Online Piracy” (ABD, November 2014)

Elisabeth Woronzoff-Dashkoff, “Early American Professional Female Musicians” (Ph.D. successfully defended, 2014)

Corey Hillman, School of Media and Communication Doctoral Student, “The Sports Mall of America: Sports and the Rhetorical Construction of the Citizen-Consumer” (Ph.D. successfully defended, June 2012)

Chris Medjesky, School of Media and Communication Doctoral Student, “Interactive Television and Cultural Production” (Ph.D. successfully defended, June 2012)

Membership on Thesis Committees

Alex Monea, American Culture Studies Masters Student, “Disseminating Affects” (completed 2012)

Professional Development

Institute for the Study of Culture and Society Research Fellow, Bowling Green State University (beginning 2013).

Rotary International Group Study Exchange Program, Gwangju Korea. (Four week program, 2011)

AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group Summer Institute (sponsored by AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group, 2008)

 


 

Research Interests—Urban Media Studies

Urban and Media Geography: Cyber-Cities; Urban Landscapes and Media/ Telecommunications Infrastructure; Crowds and Consumerism; Cultural Creative Labor; Race and Ethnicity

Political Economy: Culture, Information and the Built Environment; Rent, Finance and Media; Cities and Consumption; Globalization, Cities, Labor

Cultural Theory and Geographic Thought

Qualitative Methods: Institutional Ethnography and Activist Research Methods

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Atkinson, J., Rosati, C., Berg, S., Meier, M., White, B. (2013). Racial Politics in an Online Community Discursive Closures and the Potentials for Narrative Appropriation. Journal of Communication Inquiry. 37 (2): 171-185.

Rosati, Clayton (2012). "Guy Debord, ‘Gilded Poverty,’ and the Contemporary Crisis: On Marxism, Spectacle, and the Banality of Inequality." Culture, Theory, Critique 53(3): 339-363.

Atkinson, J., Rosati, C., Stana, A., Watkins, S. (2012). "The Performance and Maintenance of Standpoint within an Online Community." Communication, Culture and Critique 5(4): 600-17.

Atkinson, Josh and Rosati, Clayton. (2010). “DetroitYES! and the Fabulous Ruins Virtual Tour: The Role of Diffused Intertextual Production in the Construction of Alternative Cityscapes.” Critical Studies in Media Communication.

Rosati, Clayton (2010).  "Walkout NYC!: On Strike in a World of Fetishes, Fictions, and Beleaguered Workers."  ACME: An International E-Journal of Critical Geographies 9 (1): 81-101.

Rosati, Clayton and Mitchell, Don. (2009). "‘Live Monster’: Black Friday and the All-Consuming City." Human Geography, 2(1).

Rosati, Clayton. (2007). “MTV: 360o of the Industrial Production of Culture.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 32 (4): 556-575.

Rosati, Clayton. (2007). “Media Geographies: Towards a Spatial Politics of the Image.” Geography Compass 1 (5): 995-1014.

Book Chapters

Rosati, Clayton. (Accepted). “The Cultural Turn,” in N. Castree, et al.’s The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. NY: Wiley-Association of American Geographers.

Atkinson, Josh and Rosati, Clayton. (2012). “Diffused Intertextual Production as Media Intervention.” Media Interventions. NY: Peter Lang.

Rosati, Clayton. (2012) “Media and the Democratization of Privation: Towards New Communicative Geographies Of Anti-Poverty.” Srinivas Melkote (Ed.) Development Communication in Directed Social Change: A Reappraisal of Theories & Approaches. Asian Media Information and Communication Center.

Rosati, Clayton and Mitchell, Don. (2008). “It’s Black Friday and So the Wind Must Blow: Consumption, Culture, and the New City.” In Alejandro Mercado, Miriam Alfie and Graciela Martinez (Eds.) Encrucijadas, Encuentros y Divergencias en las Ciudades/Region de America del Norte. Centro de Estudios Sobre America del Norte, UNAM and Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana- Cuajimalpa, Mexico.

Mitchell, Don and Rosati, Clayton.  (2006). “The Globalization of ‘Culture’: Geography and the Industrial Production of Culture.”  In D. Conway and N. Heynen (Eds.) Globalization’s Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction and Resistance?  New York, Routledge, 2006.

Ross, B. and Rosati, C. (2006). “Social Justice.”  In B. Warf, Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Sage.

Anthologies/Readers

DasGupta, M., Banerjee, P., and Rosati, C. (1999). Readings in Social Problems (Third Edition). Pearson Custom Publishing, Needham Heights, MA.

Editorships

Visual Interventions Editor, Human Geography: A New Radical Journal, Institute for Human Geography, Inc. (since 2009)

Book Reviews

Rosati, C. (2013). Google and the Culture of Search. Cultural Geographies 20 (4): 558-559.

Rosati, C. (2011). Envisioning Media Power: On Capital and Geographies of Television. Journal of Economic Geography 11 (1): 203-206.

Rosati, C. (2009). Review of Managing the Infosphere: Governance, Technology, and Cultural Practice in Motion.  Professional Geographer 61 (3): 408-410.

Rosati, C. (2004). Review of Race and Place: Equity Issues in Urban America.  Contemporary Sociology 33 (4): 427-428.

Professional Presentations and Papers

Invited Lectures

October 2010, "Media and Materialism: Revisiting Marx at the End of Postmodernism." Ohio University (Ohio), Media Arts and Studies Colloquium Series (Athens, OH).

March 2008.  "Infrastructures of Feeling: Aspiration, Ecstasy, and Struggles for the Landscapes of Culture." Miami University (Ohio), Department of Geography Colloquium Series (Oxford, OH).

November 2007.  "Infrastructures of Feeling: Aspiration, Ecstasy, and Struggles for the Landscapes of Culture." University of Kentucky, Department of Geography Colloquium Series (Lexington, KY).

December 2006.  “’The Aspiration Factor’: MTV, Celebrity, and the Geography of Industrial Cultural Production.”  University of Toronto, Department of Geography Colloquium Series (Toronto, Canada).

February 2005.  “’The Aspiration Factor’: MTV, Celebrity, and the Geography of Industrial Cultural Production.” Syracuse University Department of Geography Colloquium Series (Syracuse, NY).

Refereed Papers

Atkinson, Josh and Rosati, Clayton. (November 2011). “Standpoint Performance and the Fabulous Ruins of Detroit Virtual Tour.” National Communication Association (New Orleans, LA).

Atkinson, Josh and Rosati, Clayton. (November 2011). “Diffused Intertextual Production as Media Intervention.” National Communication Association (New Orleans, LA).

Medjesky, Chris and Rosati, Clayton. (November 2011). “Black Friday and Online Shopping Forums.” National Communication Association (New Orleans, LA).

Rosati, Clayton. (November 2010). “Formatting Death: Dead Labor, Media, and the Urban Infrastructure of Realization.” National Communication Association national meetings (San Francisco, CA).

Atkinson, J. and Rosati, C. (2009). “Detroit’s ‘Fabulous’ Ruins: New narratives of the city-scape in online communities.” National Communication Association, November 2009.

Rosati, C. (2000). “Broadcasting the Ill-Nana: Race, Sexuality and Commodification on MTV’s ‘Hip-Hop Week’.” Midwestern Sociological Society Meetings (Chicago, IL).

Rosati, C. and Waldron, L. (2000). “New School Flava, Same Old Taste Buds: Race, Revisionism and Commodification on MTV’s ‘Hip-Hop Week’.”  Eastern Sociological Society Meetings (Baltimore, MD).

Non-Refereed Papers, Presentations and Organized Sessions

Chair, Co-Organizer with Reecia Orzeck. (April 2014). “Author Meets Critics: Jamey Essex's Development, Security, and Aid: Geopolitics and Geoeconomics at the U.S. Agency for International Development.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (Tampa, FL).

Rosati, Clayton. (April 2014). “Studying Urban Decline: The Politics of Vacant Property, Abandoned Spaces, and Failed Development.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (Tampa, FL).

Rosati, Clayton. (April 2014). “Democracy Against the State: Miguel Abensour and the Geographies of Anti-Authoritarianism.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (Tampa, FL).

Rosati, Clayton. (February 2013). “A tribute to Neil Smith.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (Los Angeles, CA).

Panel Chair, Presenter. Rosati, Clayton. (November 2013). “Social Justice, Geography, and Communication.” Organized by Eun Young Lee. National Communication Association (Washington, DC).

Rosati, Clayton. (February 2012). “On the Morality of Class-War: A Reappraisal of Hall on Thatcherism for 2011/2.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (New York, NY).

Rosati, Clayton. (April 2011). “Rethinking the Fetishism of Commodities: On alienation and the issue of ‘self-expansion’.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (Seattle, WA).

Rosati, Clayton. (April 2010). “Gilded Poverty”...?: Times Square, Consumer Landscape, and Spectacular Poverty.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (Washington, DC).

Rosati, C. October 2009.  “On Reductionism: Culture and Crisis in an Increasingly Impoverished World.”  Critical Geography Conference (Athens, GA).

Rosati, C.  April 2009.  “Walkout NYC!: Class Mobilization and the Media Labor Struggles of 2007.”  The Left Forum, international meetings (NY, NY).

Rosati, C. April 2009.  “The Ecstasy of Alienation: Infrastructures of Feeling and Struggles for the Geography of Culture.”  Media Fields 2: Infrastructures, UC Santa Barbara Department of Film and Media (Santa Barbara, CA).

Rosati, C. March 2009. “Into the Red: Consumer Crisis and a Return to ‘Proletarian Culture’.”  Association of American Geographers national meetings (Las Vegas, NV).

Rosati, C. October 2008.  Necromancing: Dead Labor, Media, and the Cultural Politics of Realization.” Critical Geography Conference (Athens, OH).

Rosati, C. October 2007.  “The Illest March in History: MTV, Hip-hop, and the Industrial Production of Politics.” Critical Geography Conference (Lexington, KY).

Rosati, C. March 2006.  “The Terror of Communication: Critical Infrastructure, Property, and the Culture of Security.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (Chicago, IL).

Rosati, C. November 2005.  “The Terror of Communication: Critical Infrastructure, Property, and the Culture of Security.”  American Studies Association national meetings (Washington, DC).

Rosati, C. April 2005.  “The Groundwork for Hegemony: Towards an Economic Turn in Cultural Geography.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (Denver, CO).

Rosati, C. January 2005.  “The Terror of Communication: Policing the Infrastructure of Communication.” Fourth International Conference of Critical Geographers (Mexico City, Mexico).

Rosati, C. March 2004.  “The Globalization of ‘Culture’: Geography and the Industrial Production of Culture.”  Panelist in Globalization’s Dimensions: Forces of Discipline, Destruction and Resistance? Association of American Geographers national meetings (Philadelphia, PA).

Rosati, C. March 2004.  “The Ecstasy of Alienation: MTV, Media Landscapes, and the Spatial Struggles of Cultural Production.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (Philadelphia, PA).

Rosati, C. October 2003. “The Ecstasy of Alienation: MTV, Media Landscapes, and the Spatial Struggles of Cultural Production.” Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Meetings (Kingston, Ontario).

Rosati, C. May 2003.  “Getting in the Picture: Gender, Space, and Creative Labor on Total Request Live.” Center for Working Class Studies Conference (Youngstown, OH).

Rosati, C. March 2003. “Grounding ‘Cyberspace’: Landscapes of the Internet and the Political Economy of ‘Cyber-Spatial’ Production.” Association of American Geographers national meetings (New Orleans, LA).

Rosati, C. June 2002.  “Humiliation for Accumulation’s Sake: Logistics, Prospects and Problems for Taking the Space of the Media.”  Third International Conference of Critical Geographers (Bekescsaba, Hungary).

Rosati, C. March 2002. “The Image Factory: MTV, Geography, and the Industrial Production of Culture” Association of American Geographers national meetings (Los Angeles, CA).

Rosati, C. and Waldron, L. October 1999. “Hustlers of Culture: Apparently the Revolution will be Televised.” Sociology Writing Workshop Series, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY).

Rosati, C. March 1999. “Pressing Agendas: ‘Modern Racism’ and the New York Times’ Coverage of the Million Man March”.  Sociology Writing Workshop Series, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY).

Service

Department

Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Bowling Green State University (2010/11)

Graduate Program Committee, Bowling Green State University, (2008/9)

Undergraduate Program Committee, Bowling Green State University, (2008/9)

Departmental Liaison with Recreation and Tourism, Bowling Green State University, (2007/8)

Recruitment Committee, Bowling Green State University, (2007-9)

Preview Day Organizer, Bowling Green State University, (2007/9)

Undergraduate Program Committee, Bowling Green State University, (2007/8)

NESTVAL Geography Conference Planning Committee, University of Vermont, (2006)

Remodeling the Undergraduate Geography Major, Syracuse University, (2005)

Web Design, The People’s Geography Project, Syracuse, NY, (2005-present).

Faculty Moderator, Presidential Debate Student Forum Series, sponsored by the Student Association and College Democrats, Syracuse University, (2004)

Undergraduate Committee, Syracuse University Department of Geography, (2004).

Graduate Committee, Syracuse University Department of Geography, (2003)

Co-Chair, Concerned African American Studies Majors and Minors, (1996-1997)

University

Honors College Advisory Committee (Spring 2014-2015)

Faculty Co-Advisor, The Culture Club (American Cultural Studies Graduate Student Organization), BGSU. Awarded BGSU “Social Program of the Year” 2011-12, (2011-present)

Institute for the Study of Culture and Society Writing Group, BGSU, (2007-2014)

Co-organizer, Geography’s “Women in Science Lecture Series,” co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, University of Vermont, (2005)

Professional

Occasional Grant Referee

National Science Foundation

Occasional Journal Referee

Antipode

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Environment and Planning A

Cultural Geographies

Geografiska Annaler B

ACME

Journal of Geography

Membership in Professional Organizations

Association of American Geographers

National Communication Association

American Association of University Professors

American Studies Association

People’s Geography Project

Honors and Awards

2013. Institute for the Study of Culture and Society Research Fellow, Bowling Green State University (competitive)

2011. Rotary International Group Study Exchange Program, Gwangju Korea. (Four week program, competitive)

2010. AAUP Summer Institute Scholarship

2008. AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group Summer Institute Scholarship, $750 (1 of 4 awarded, mine sponsored by AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group)

2007. Class of 2007 Teaching Honor, University of Vermont

2005. Maxwell Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, Syracuse University

2004. David Sopher Award, Department of Geography, Syracuse University

2003. Maxwell Summer Stipend, Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University

2002. Summer Research Grant, Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University

2002. Maxwell Deans Dissertation Fellowship, Department of Geography, Syracuse University

1999. Summer Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Syracuse University

1993-6. Syracuse University Scholarship

1994. Hugh E. Watts Memorial Scholarship (Essay Contest), United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

1993. W.M. Van Allen Scholarship for academic achievement