Brian Hughes


Queens College CUNY, MA Media Studies (9/14—12/16)
New College of Florida, BA British & American Lit (9/99—5/03)


Queens College CUNY, Adjunct Professor of Media Studies (9/16—12/16)
Dr. Douglas Rushkoff, Research Assistant (11/11—present)
Freelance, Writer and Researcher (7/09—present)
Eat Media, Senior Content Strategist (11/11—present)
SRQ Media Group, Contributing Editor (11/07–6/09)

Courses and Curricula

“The History of Media Technologies, from Gutenberg to Google,” MEDST100, Queens College, Fall 2016.

Membership in Professional Societies

National Communications Association
Union for Democratic Communications
International Association for Media and Communications Research


8-Bit Inspiration: How the Golden Age of Arcade Games Can Make You a Better Strategist and Designer, with Ian Alexander. Eat Media, New York, 2013.

Chapters in Books/Anthologies
“Brand of Brothers: Marketing the Islamic State,” The Media World of ISIS. Indiana University Press (forthcoming, 2017).

Papers, Theses, and Monographs (unpublished)

“Communication Technologies and the End of Arab Nationalism,” Graduate Thesis, Queens College CUNY, 2016

“Reich vs. Reich: Sex Economy and the Hardline Subculture,” Paper and Archive, Queens College CUNY, 2015

“Strange Bedfellows: Time, Myth, and Family in the Works of Samuel Beckett and Sam Shepard,” Undergraduate Thesis, New College of Florida, 2003

Exhibitions and Performances

“The Taoist Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capitalism,” A Night of Interactive Narrative. The Morbid Anatomy Museum. Gowanus, Brooklyn, May 26, 2015.

Oral Presentations, Interviews, Addresses and Master Classes

“Communication Technologies and the End of Arab Nationalism,” Queens College Media Studies Colloquium Series. November 30, 2016.

“Making and Marketing Extremism,” Queens College Media Studies Colloquium Series. March 2, 2016.

“Brand of Brothers: Marketing the Islamic State,” National Communication Association 101st Annual Convention. November 19, 2015.


Generation Like, PBS Frontline documentary, 2014.


“How to Fix the Fake News Problem,” November 16, 2016.

“Is Social Media Turning You Into a Zealot?” October 16, 2016.

Game, Software and Web Development

Designer and Developer, MetCraft: A Minecraft Gaming Platform (for the Metropolitan Museum of Art), 2015

Designer and Project Lead, Antiquity Adventure: A MetCraft Module, 2015

Head of User Experience Design & Client Relations: Musee – “A Fully Vertical Digital Tool for Small-to-Medium Sized Museums, Galleries, and Historical Institutions,” 2015


Working Group for Governance, Leadership, and Administration at Queen College, CUNY