Faculty Focus: Christopher Joseph Westgate


Christopher Joseph Westgate, PhD

Media & Communication Studies | Assistant Professor

Westgate is an assistant professor in Johnson & Wales University’s College of Arts and Sciences. His research program includes communication history, digital culture, Latin identities, media industries, and popular music.

Westgate's articles and reviews have been published in Media, Culture & Society; Communication, Culture & Critique; the Journal of Communication; and the Journal of Popular Music Studies.

He has spent more than a decade working in the radio industry as an on-air personality, production director, and news reporter.

BS, Cornell University
MA, Columbia University
PhD, Texas A & M University