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Matthew Jordan

Associate Professor , Media Studies


Matthew Jordan teaches media studies, cultural studies, film studies and critical theory. He is the author of Le Jazz: Jazz and French Cultural Identity (University of Illinois Press, 2010), numerous articles and book chapters, and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post.  He is co-director of the Social Thought Program, and an affiliated faculty with the Center for Democratic Deliberation. He is currently a North American representative to the Board of the Association for Cultural Studies. Before joining the faculty at Penn State, he taught at the University of Louisville.


  • Film Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Sound Culture (Noise-White Noise-Quiet)