Douglas Spielman in UNC Communication Department

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the department at UNC, I received an MA in Communication and Culture from York University and a BA from the University of Vermont. 

I work in media and cultural studies, as well as in organizational communication. Broadly speaking, my research looks at how we produce, measure, and compare different kinds of value. Taking a contextual approach to questions about value and valuation, I analyze these issues in relation to different cultural, technological, and organizational forces.  

Beyond this, I write more generally on critical and cultural theory. I am particularly interested in genealogical accounts of political and economic liberalism, as well as in critical theories of work, labor, and value. I also maintain a strong interest in theoretical approaches to technology and technological change.