Scott Oberacker

Associate Professor,  College of Arts & Sciences

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My scholarly research revolves around the intersections of popular media, contemporary politics and social identity.”

Bio

Scott Oberacker is an associate professor in Johnson & Wales University’s College of Arts & Sciences and co-director of the Providence Campus’ Media & Communication Studies program.

He received his PhD in Communication from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Oberacker’s scholarly research revolves around the intersections of popular media, contemporary politics and social identity. His writing has appeared in the journals Television & New Media, Celebrity Studies, Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture and the Popular Culture Studies Journal, as well as the anthology, “Battleground: The Media.”

Since 2010, Oberacker has also served as a programmer, organizer and board member for the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Recent Publications

  • “‘It’s My Turn, Babe’: Postfeminism and the Dual-Career Marriage on ‘Friday Night Lights,’” Popular Culture Studies Journal, 2016. Author: J. Oberacker
  • “The Reel Deal: Michael Moore, Political Documentary and the Discourse of Celebrity,” Celebrity Studies Vol 1, Issue 2, 2010. Author: J. Oberacker