Kevin Sanson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication at Queensland University of Technology, and a Chief Investigator at QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre. Additionally, he is a co-founder of Media Industries, a global, peer-reviewed, open access journal for critical media industries research. He currently serves as the journal’s managing editor. Previously, Dr Sanson was the Research Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Media Industries Project at the 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 screen media production are transforming working conditions and practices in global production hubs.
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. His graduate research focused on the shifting production cultures in Glasgow, Scotland, as a consequence of the city’s renewed focus on creative industries and digital media in its economic and cultural strategies. 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). Read more about Dr Kevin Sanson.