Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., New York University
M.A., University of Southern California
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Jade L. Miller, works on the political economy of creative production, global media flows, and cultural/media industry development. She is particularly interested in creative industries in the context of urban and regional agglomeration and the development of global cities, including studies of cultural industries policy from the micro to macro level. She is working on a book project on the development of cultural industry hubs outside of dominant global cultural industry networks, with a focus on policy, new technologies, and alternative global connections in financing and distribution. This book has as its key case study the development and shifting shape of the robust Nigerian video film industry, known popularly as Nollywood.
She earned her PhD and MA in Communication from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication under the advisement of Manuel Castells. Prior to academia, she earned a B.A. magna cum laude in art history from NYU and worked in New York's fashion and advertising photography industry. She comes to Marymount Manhattan College after completing a two year Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Communication Department at Tulane University in New Orleans where she worked on the street level geography of film location shooting there.
2009-2010 Achievements in Scholarships and Service