Janet Wasko

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P.Knight Chair in Com.Research, Prof., Media Studies Graduate Area Dir.
238 Allen Hall
(541) 346-4174
Communication Studies


Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1980

MS, California State University, Northridge, 1974

BA, California State University, Northridge, 1973


Wasko’s teaching areas include the political economy of communications, media theories and international communication issues. She is author, co-author or editor of 19 books including Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy; Dazzled by Disney: The Global Disney Audience Project; and The Handbook for Political Economy of Communications. She is currently serving as the President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. 


The political economy of the media, specifically focussing on the film industry and the Disney Corporation.