Hi. My name is Thomas F. Corrigan (or T.C.). I am a Professor in CSUSB's Department of Communication Studies.
PhD, Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University
MS, Communication, Florida State University
BA, Communication, Florida State University
In Fall 2023, I am teaching courses in Digital Media and Society (COMM 3305) and the Political Economy of Communication (COMM 6011).
Research and Teaching Interests
My research and teaching examines the relationship between wealth, power, and the media -- also known as the Political Economy of Communication (PEC). My research specifically focuses on the business of sports media, the news ecosystem in California's Inland Empire, the 'hope labor' of digital creatives and interns, and critical realist epistemology and methodology. My work has been published in peer reviewed journals, such as International Journal of Communication, The Political Economy of Communication, and tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, and my 'Hope Labor' concept (coined w/ Dr. Kathleen Kuehn) has been discussed in Fortune magazine. My research is cataloged on Google Scholar and on Academia.edu. I am also a steering committee member for the Union for Democratic Communications.