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Perold, Colette

Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Colette Perold, PhD, researches the relationship between media, labor, and politics. Her current projects are on the history of U.S. media firms in Brazil and the history of labor organizing in the information technology sector.


  • political economy, labor organizing, social media, media empire, history of computing, science and technology studies



courses taught

  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • INFO 3101 - History of Computing and Information
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Focusing on two topics: the changing role of information in everyday life over time and the increasing role of information in disciplinary studies such as social science, engineering, computer science, mathematics, digital humanities. Examines information related academic disciplines, businesses, industries and technologies from multiple perspectives from the 17th century to the present.
  • MDST 1002 - Introduction to Social Media
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Summer 2022
    Introduces students to network structures and principles, the technology and infrastructures that allow them to flourish, and the cultures that grow up through and around them. Explores how social media enables community, how it assembles and empowers agents of change and how design informs individual and group behavior.
  • MDST 1003 - Critical Media Literacies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Learn to strategically access, analyze, evaluate, and produce communication in a variety of forms. This course explores the expanding nature of literacy in a digital world. Students will use applied research practices and communication tools to expand their existing media literacy skills and to design innovative presentations and projects that take advantage of new media.
  • MDST 2001 - Introduction to Global Media
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Explores a world in which new media have enabled humans to be joined in a global system of socio-cultural and economic relations. Underscores the political dimensions of global media, the convergence of global culture, and the ways in which values are produced. Prepares students to become critical of media practices and empowered as active civic participants.
  • MDST 2002 - Media and Communication History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Examines the historical development of communication forms, tools, technologies and institutions (orality, writing, printing, photography, film, radio, television, computers, internet); their influence on culture (forms of expression and social relationships); and their impact on social and individual experience. Applies knowledge of communication history to contemporary social issues and problems in media and society, domestically and internationally.
  • MDST 3001 - Media Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Introduces theoretical approaches and practices used to analyze the content, structure, influence and contexts of media. Explores factors shaping media, including: politics, economics, technology, cultural traditions. Studies concepts, theoretical approaches and research methods of media criticism, and adopts and adapts these frameworks in analyses of mediated communication.
  • MDST 4871 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Special Topics
  • MDST 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021 / Summer 2022 / Spring 2023
  • MDST 7051 - Qualitative Research Methods in Media
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Examines various methods of qualitative data gathering and analysis in the mass and social media context. Formerly CMCI 7051.


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