Ben Peters - Faculty & Adjuncts

Ben Peters, PhD

Ben Peters, PhD
Department Chairperson of Media Studies
Hazel Rogers Associate Professor of Media Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Media Studies
918-631-3466 Website Oliphant Hall Room 128


PhD – Columbia University MA – Stanford University BA – Brigham Young University


Benjamin Peters is an author, editor, and media scholar. Raised in the Midwest, educated on both coasts, and trained in Russian, he speaks and writes publicly about media from the big bang to big data.

Research Interests

How do media–and digital media in particular–take shape differently across different regimes of space, time, and power?

Teaching Interests

Courses related to history and theory of digital media, with emphases on the former Soviet Union and the West.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Media Inquiry
  • Independent Study
  • Internship
  • Topics in Communication
  • Inquiry in Communication
  • Theories of Communication
  • Communication Systems

Professional Affiliations

  • International Communication Association
  • The Society for Social Studies of Science
  • The Society for the History of Technology
  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • Consortium for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems
  • Association for Slavic, Eastern European, & Eurasian Studies