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About Amanda M. Ciafone

Amanda Ciafone’s research and teaching is at the nexus of history, cultural studies, and area studies. Her interests include cultural history and cultural studies of the United States in the world, especially Latin America; culture and media industries; global capitalism; theories of globalization; and social movements. She is currently at work on a book about The Coca-Cola Company and the politics, cultural representations, and social movements around the multinational corporation.
BA, Brown University; MA & PhD, Yale University


Present Affiliate of the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Present Institute for Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Present Assistant Professor of Media & Cinema Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

history of the US in the world, media & cultural studies, history of capitalism & social movements, and transnational & diasporic media


  • Media History
  • Commodity & Consumer History
  • Introduction to Film & Television
  • Globalization, Media, and Cultural Identities
  • Culture & Global Capitalism: Past & Present
  • Global Media Industries
  • Media and Cultural Histories of Latin America
  • Transnational & Diasporic Media Histories

Contact Information

234 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801


Selected Articles (2)

Contributions to Books (1)

Selected Publications (5)