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Moving Image Studies (Ph.D.)
Ethan Tussey explores the production and reception of online videos in the workplace. After completing undergraduate work in Media Arts at the University of Arizona (2005) and an M.A. at UCLA, his research program was shaped at UCSB by his affiliation with the Carsey-Wolf Center. At CWC, he has authored or co-authored several research reports on the media industries developments. Several publications relating to these topics are forthcoming, including essays slated for edited collections on digital media sports and Saturday Night Live. Tussey has collaborated on successful grant proposals as well as conducted and archived interviews for UCSB’s Media Industries Project. He has extensive experience producing multiplatform video programming.
Tussey has presented his research at multiple conferences including SCMS, Consoling Passions, New Directions in Critical Theory and the Film and History Conference, with papers addressing topics including the changing aesthetic of the sit-com television genre and the impact of humorous viral videos on the 2008 presidential race. While completing his studies, Ethan also worked for a variety of Sports Video Departments, including ESPN and UCLA Athletics. Tussey has taught Media Criticism, Introduction to Film Studies, and Viral Video.