Douglas Thomas

  • Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California

Douglas Thomas is associate professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, specializing in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies of Technology. Doug is founding editor of Games & Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media, a quarterly international journal that aims to publish innovative theoretical and empirical research about games and culture within the context of interactive media. He is co-author with John Seely Brown of A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change (2011), and author of Reading Nietzsche Rhetorically (1998), an examination of the role of representation in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, and Hacker Culture (2003). Doug has testified before the U.S. Congress on issues of computer hacking, cyberterrorism, and critical infrastructrure protection. He is a founding member of the Critical and Cultural Studies division of the National Communication Association, and serves on the advisory board for the Research Center for Cyberculture Studies at the University of Washington.  Doug earned his Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Minnesota.