BIOGRAPHY

Jade L. Miller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studiess at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She 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.

Miller is a member of ICA, SCMS, and IAMCR. 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. She subsequently held a two year Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities in the Communication Department at Tulane University. Prior to academia, she earned a B.A. magna cum laude in art history from NYU and worked in New York's fashion, music, and advertising photography industry.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Miller, J. (2012) ‘Global Nollywood: The Nigerian Movie Industry and Alternative Global Networks in Production and Distribution’ Global Media and Communication.'
8, 117–133. (subscription needed for full text)

Miller, J. (2011) ‘Producing Quality: A Social Network Analysis of Co-production Relationships in High Grossing vs. Highly Lauded Films in the U.S. Market.’
International Journal of Communication, 5, 1014 – 1033.

Miller, J. (2010) ‘Ugly Betty Goes Global: Global Networks of Localized Content in the Telenovela Industry.’ Global Media and Communication 6, 198 – 217.
(subscription needed for full text)


CV

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
     Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, 2013 - present
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, New York
     Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, 2012 - 2013
Tulane University, School of Liberal Arts
     Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities, Department of Communication,
     Fall 2010 - Summer 2012

EDUCATION
University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication
     Degree: Ph.D., Communication, August 2010
     Cognate area: Geography
     Advisor: Manuel Castells
     Dissertation Committee: Adam Clayton Powell III, Sarah Banet-Weiser,
     Jonathan Taplin, Elizabeth Currid
     Dissertation title: The Globalization of Cultural Industries:
     Nollywood - The View From the South

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication
     Degree: MA, Communication, 2008
Oxford Summer Media Policy Institute, Oxford University
     Certificate in Media Policy, 2007
New York University, College of Arts and Sciences,
     Degree: BA, Art History, magna cum laude, 2002, Minor: Communication

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
➢ Miller, J. (2012) ‘Global Nollywood: The Nigerian Movie Industry and Alternative Global Networks in Production and Distribution’ Global Media and Communication
, 8, 117–133.
➢ Miller, J. (2011) ‘Producing Quality: A Social Network Analysis of Co-production Relationships in High Grossing vs. Highly Lauded Films in the U.S. Market.’ International Journal of Communication, 5, 1014 – 1033.
➢ Miller, J. (2010) ‘Ugly Betty Goes Global: Global Networks of Localized Content in the Telenovela Industry.’ Global Media and Communication 6, 198 – 217.
➢ Miller, J. and Khera, O. (2010) “Digital Library Adoption and the Technology Acceptance Model: A Cross-Country Analysis “ Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries 40:6, 1 - 19. (Available here)
➢ Miller, J. (2009) “Soft Power and State-Firm Diplomacy: Congress and IT Corporate Activity in China” International Studies Perspectives, 10, 286 – 303.

BOOK REVIEWS
➢ Miller, J. (2009) Book Review: Jeff Himpele’s Circuits of Culture,
     International Journal of Communication, 3, Book Review, 303 – 306.

RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS
➢ Tulane University, City, Culture, and Community PhD program,
     Fall 2011 - Summer 2012
➢ Tulane University Urban Studies program, Fall 2010 - Summer 2012
Manuel Castells, Research Assistant, Spring 2010
Annenberg Research Network on International Communication,
     Annenberg School for Communication, USC, Spring 2006 – Spring 2010
Center on Public Diplomacy, Annenberg School for Communication, USC,      Research Associate, Spring 2006 – Summer 2007
Sarah Banet-Weiser, Research Assistant, Fall 2006

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
➢ Miller, J. (2012) “Global Nollywood: The Nigerian Movie Industry and Alternative Global Networks in Production and Distribution," International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference in Phoenix, AZ, May 2012.
➢ Miller, J. & Vicki Mayer (2012) “Placing Power: The Geography of Location Shooting at City Level” Union for Democratic Communication (UDC) annual conference in Tallahassee, FL, May 2012.
➢ Miller, J. (2012) “The Growth of a Movie Industry in a Globalizing World: Nollywood’s Beginnings” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) annual conference in Boston, MA, March 2012.
➢ Miller, J. (2011) “Introducing Nollywood and New Media” Panel, Nollywood and New Media conference (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, GA, November 17, 2011.
➢ Miller, J. “Production in Nollywood, Production in Lagos: The City, Creative Industries, and (Lack of) Connectivity to the Global System” International Association of Media and Communications Researchers (IAMCR) annual conference in Istanbul, Turkey, July 2011.
➢ Miller, J. “The Importance of Connectivity: The Effects of Active Exposure to the Outside World on Feelings of Connection to a Globalized World.” International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference in Boston, MA, May 2011.
➢ Miller, J. “Producing quality: A social network analysis of co-production relationships in high grossing vs. highly lauded films in the U.S. market.” Presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference in Singapore,
June 22 – 26, 2010.
➢ Miller, J., and Khera, O. “Digital Library Adoption in Peru and Kenya: A Cross- country Analysis.” Presented at the Telecom Policy Research Conference (TPRC) in Arlington, VA, September 26 – 28, 2008.
➢ Miller, J. “The Internet in China Hearing and the U.S. Technology Corporation: Soft Power and State-Firm Diplomacy.” Presented at the National Communication Assocation (NCA) annual conference in Chicago, International Communication Division, November 15 – 18, 2007.
➢ Miller, J. “Ugly Betty Goes Global: Global Networks of Localized Content in the Telenovela Industry.” Presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Researchers (IAMCR) annual conference in Paris, Emerging Scholars Network, July 23 – 25, 2007.
➢ Miller, J. and Chung, J. “Open Source Software Policy and the MNC: The Case of Brazil.” Presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Researchers (IAMCR) annual conference in Paris, Communication Policy and Technology Division, July 23 – 25, 2007.
➢ Movius, L., and Miller, J. “Rewiring Culture? The Role of New Communication Technologies in Cultural Diplomacy.” Presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) annual conference in San Antonio, TX, International Communication Division, November 16 – 19, 2006.

TEACHING
Instructor of Record
     Marymount Manhattan College
     ➢ COMM 230: Cultural History of Media
     ➢ COMM 329: Media Criticism
     Tulane University
     ➢ COMM 3821: Global Media Flows
     ➢ COMM 3812: Creative Industries and the City
     ➢ COMM 4810: Hollywood, Bollywood, and Nollywood:
                                  The Development of Global Media Industries
     Annenberg School for Communication, USC
     ➢ COMM 455: Advertising and Society
Teaching Assistant
     Annenberg School for Communication, USC
     ➢ COMM 200: Communication as a Social Science
     ➢ COMM 202: Introduction to Communication Technology
     ➢ COMM 206: Communication and Culture
     ➢ COMM 300: Entertainment, Communication, and Society
     ➢ COMM 306: The Communication Revolution, Entertainment, and the Arts
     ➢ COMM 307: Sound Clash: Popular Music and American Culture
     ➢ COMM 383: Sports, Media, and Communication
     ➢ COMM 396: Fashion, Media, and Culture
     ➢ COMM 432: American Media and Entertainment Industries

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
➢ Reviewer of submissions, Television and New Media Journal
➢ Reviewer of submissions, International Journal of Communication
➢ Reviewer of submissions, Journal of African Cinemas
➢ Reviewer of submissions, National Communication Association
     “Human Communication and Technology” Division

UNIVERSITY SERVICE
➢ Tulane University, Department of Communication,
     Research Seminar Committee, Chair (2011 – 2012)
➢ Tulane University, Department of Communication,
     Research Seminar Committee, Member (2010 – 2011)
➢ Communications Manager and Event Planning,
     Annenberg Research Network on International Communication
     (ARNIC) (2007 – 2008)
➢ Teaching Assistant Representative,
     Annenberg Communication Graduate Student Association (2006–7) (elected position)
➢ Graduate Student Representative to the Faculty,
     Annenberg Communication Graduate Student Association (2006–7) (elected position)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS
➢ Miller, Jade (August 23, 2006) “Hezbollah, Israel, and the US: A conflict with far-reaching implications.” Research Report for the Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California. Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries 40:6, 1 - 19. (Available here)
➢ Miller, Jade (August 3, 2006) “The World Cup: Global unity and nationalism”. Research Report for the Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California. (Available here) Reprinted by Educaide 2010 to use in their on-line educational modules.
➢ Miller, Jade (June 28, 2006) “US technology companies and China: Controversy, legislation, and impacts for corporate diplomacy.” Research Report for the Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California.bal unity and nationalism”. Research Report for the Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California. (Available here)
➢ Miller, Jade (March 22, 2006) “The Dubai Ports controversy: An uproar heard around the world”. Research report for the Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California. (Available here)


AWARDS
➢ Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Fall 2010 - present
➢ USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship for Global Dissertation Research, Fall 2009
➢ USC Annenberg School, 2005 – Spring 2010, every term: Fully funded
➢ STARK Popular Culture Research Grant, USC, 2007

AFFILIATIONS
➢ International Communication Association (ICA)
➢ National Communication Association (NCA)
➢ Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
➢ International Association of Media and Communication Researchers (IAMCR)

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