Ted Gournelos has a Ph.D. in Communications and a M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A scholar of media and oppositional culture, his 2009 monograph Popular Culture and the Future of Politics was followed in 2011 with two edited collections, A Decade of Dark Humor and Transgression 2.0. He is currently researching the cultural politics and social implications of digital culture. He teaches cultural and media theory, video and still image production through industry-standard programs, as well as various courses on film, television, advertising, and digital media. He has appeared on media programs such as The Pat Morrison Show on 89.3 KPCC in Los Angeles, and his work has been reviewed in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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- In March 2012 Ted Gournelos won the Professing Excellence award, for outstanding service to his students both inside and outside the classroom.
- Ted Gournelos appeared on the Pat Morrison Program (NPR Los Angeles) on March 16, 2012 to discuss the controversy over the firing of Patch.com editor Dennis Wilen for publishing a cartoon juxtaposing the hypocrisy of race in affluent Brentwood, CA and the controversy over the March 2012 censoring of Doonesbury cartoons critical of the most recent debate over abortion.
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- In November 2011 Ted Gournelos published his co-edited (with David Gunkel) volume Transgression 2.0, which discusses the politics and cultural issues of digital technology and the “digital age.” His chapter in the book is on the ongoing controversy over Wikileaks and its “founder,” Julian Assange.
- In August 2011 Ted Gournelos published his co-edited (with Viveca S. Greene) volume A Decade of Dark Humor, which documents how irony, satire, and comedy forever changed the U.S. political landscape after the attacks of September 11, 2001. His chapter in the book is on Art Spiegelman’s In The Shadow of No Towers.
- Dr. Ted Gournelos, CMC assistant professor, was the guest on September 29th for the Who's Who Rollins College radio program that airs on Thursdays at 4 PM. It's all about the "Rollins Nation" with hosts Anthony Porro, Gill Pichardo and Jeff Boswell. You can hear a replay of the program at Wprk 91.5 FM Facebook Site