Dr Kevin Sanson is Discipline Leader for Digital Media & Entertainment Industries in the School of Communication at Queensland University of Technology. He also is a co-founder and current managing editor of Media Industries, the first open access academic journal devoted to critical media industry studies. Previously, he was the Research Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Media Industries Project at University of California-Santa Barbara.
Dr Sanson’s research areas include critical media industry studies, focusing especially on film and television; media globalization; creative labour; and digital distribution. His current work examines how the spatial dynamics of mobile Hollywood productions are transforming working conditions and practices for screen media workers in different parts of the world. Other research and teaching interests include film and television history; production cultures; creative industries and clusters; cultural geography; regional identities and the media, with a focus on Scotland; and national cinema debates, with a focus on the UK.
Dr Sanson has published in International Journal of Cultural Studies, Television & New Media, and the Sage Handbook of Television Studies, among others. He is co-editor of Voices of Labor: Creativity, Craft, and Conflict in Global Hollywood (UC Press 2017), Precarious Creativity: Global Media, Local Labor (UC Press 2016), Connected Viewing: Selling, Streaming, & Sharing Media in the Digital Era (Routledge 2014) and Distribution Revolution: Conversations about the Digital Future of Film and Television (UC Press 2014).