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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
December 2, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Jade Miller

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: 3-151 DAWB
Office Hours: Wednesdays: 2:45 - 4:15 pm
Academic Background

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship: Tulane University, Communication 

PhD, MA: University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication, Communication

BA: New York University, Art History


Jade L. Miller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. She works on the political economy of creative production, global media flows, and media industries. Her research program seeks to conceptualize the shape of media production and distribution networks in an increasingly networked age, focusing on shifting relationships of power and place.

Her first book, Nollywood Central, was published by the British Film Institute (BFI) Press in 2016, on the International Screen Industries Series, edited by Michael Curtin and Paul MacDonald. This project is on the industrial structure and global connections of the Southern Nigerian video movie industry known popularly as Nollywood. Dr. Miller also works on the geographies and implications of film tax credits, and the culture of quantification that global Hollywood uses to make sense of global markets for investment and distribution.

She teaches a variety of classes, from Graduate Research Methods, to the large introductory Media History course for the Communication Studies major, to a senior seminar called Creative Industries and the City. In all of her classes, she hopes to instill in students an eye for the political, economic, technological, and social forces that shape the production and distribution of culture, art, and information.