JoEllen Fisherkeller

Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

JoEllen Fisherkeller

Phone: 212-998-5807
Office Hours: by appt

My research and teaching interests include: young people's cultural learning and development in multiple media environments and social contexts; media education and youth-media production and distribution for social change; popular media audience/user research; interpretative/ethnographic methodologies. I have publications in media, communication, anthropology, and education journals and edited anthologies.  I am the author of Growing Up with Television: Everyday Learning Among Young Adolescents (2002, Temple U Press), and the editor of International Perspectives on Youth Media:  Cultures of Production and Education (2011, Peter Lang Publishers, Inc.).

Degrees Held

  • M.A. UC Berkeley 1987
  • Ph.D. UC Berkeley 1995
  • B.A. UC San Diego 1985

Selected Publications

  • Fisherkeller, J. Growing Up With Television: Everyday Learning Among Young Adolescents. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2002
  • Fisherkeller, J. (Ed.) International Perspectives on Youth Media: Cultures of Production and Education. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishers, Inc. 2011


  • MCC-GE 2286 - Young People and Media Cultures
  • MCC-GE 2285 - Integrating Media Education in School and Community Work
  • MCC-UE 1018 - Kids in Media Culture
  • MCC-UE 1016 - Media Audiences
  • MCC-GE.2287 Global Youth Media

Research Interests

  • Kids/young people in Multiple Media Cultures and Social Contexts; Media Education and Youth Media Principles, Practices, Processes, and Progress