Jules Wight


Visiting Instructor in Communication Studies

I am pleased to join the Gustavus community in the 2021-2022 academic year as a visiting instructor in Communication Studies. My teaching and research specializations focus on critical media studies in the specific areas of emerging media, media industry studies, strategic communication, political economies of media, cyberwar, media globalization, and philosophy of communication.

In my teaching, I work to guide students to better understand their own media practices while reflexively and critically engaging with scholarship on media industries, narratives, policies, and production practices. Also informing my teaching are my professional experiences in photography and in different areas of strategic communication including marketing, advertising, and publication development. At the University of Minnesota where I completed coursework for my Ph.D., I taught a variety of communication courses concerned with media literacy, media and ethnicity, media industry and globalization, reality television, public speaking, and the history of electronic media. More recently, I worked directly with faculty at UMN to incorporate instructional technology into their course design, and I co-authored numerous instructional technology posts on teaching, lecturing, and active learning in online learning environments at the university.

I have co-authored a book chapter and authored several articles concerned with social media, digital space, media and social justice, gender and communication, and cultural studies. My current research focuses on poststructural analyses of cyberwar as destructive communicative practices and the occurence of performative cyberwar events through news media.


PhD, Communication Studies, University of Minnesota (anticipated Fall 2021); MA, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago; BA, DePaul University, Chicago

Course Taught

COM-115 (Screen)