Jack Bratich

Jack Zeljko Bratich is an associate professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University. He authored Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture (2008) and co-edited, along with Jeremy Packer and Cameron McCarthy, Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality (2003). His work applies autonomist social theory to such topics as audience studies, social media, and the cultural politics of secrecy. He is currently writing a book titled Programming Reality (Lexington, forthcoming), which analyzes reality programs (on and off television) as experiments in affective convergence.

E-mail: jbratich AT rutgers.edu