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  Ferrari, Matthew
Adjunct Faculty of Communication
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Matthew Ferrari earned a B.A. in Art History and Visual Culture from Bates College, an M.A. in Film and Media studies from Ohio University, and his Ph.D. from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Communication. His research interests include: Sport and performance at their intersection with technologies of visualization; Environmental communication and Eco-media studies; Mediated representations of gender and masculinity; Visual-cultural studies of new media; Cross-cultural representation in film, television, and commodity culture. Matthew’s work has been published in the journals, Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture, In Media Res: a mediaCommons Project,Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, and in the edited collections, Storytelling in World Cinema: Forms (Ed. L. Khatib, Columbia University Press), Fighting: Intellectualizing Combat Sports (Ed. K. Gilbert, Common Ground Publishers), and Reality Television: Oddities of Culture (Eds. A. F. Slade, D. Givens-Carroll, & A. J. Narro, Lexington Books). He has presented his work at SCMS, ICA, NCA, NEPCA, and the Flow Conference.

Matthew taught his first undergraduate course in 2003, and since then has taught many stand-alone courses in the areas of film and media studies, communication theory, video production, visual communication, and research and writing methodologies. Before coming to Westfield State, Matthew taught at Tompkins-Cortland Community College, Ohio University, and UMass Amherst.

Matthew lives in Western MA region with his two sons, Henry and Ezra. They play lots of soccer together, ping pong, and like to take long walks in the woods together with their dog Roxy.

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