I am an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Communication Department of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.  

My ongoing research and teaching interests include media history and cultural policy; impacts of popular culture on American public life; theories, practices, and future of citizen-produced media; and media and disability. You can read and download my curriculum vitae

My publications include articles in
Critical Studies in Media Communication, Radio Journal, Television and New Media, the Journal of the Society for American Music, the Journal of Popular Culture, the Journal of Radio and Audio Media, and several anthologies: Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, edited by David Suisman and Susan Strasser; Down to Earth: Satellite Technologies, Industries and Cultures, edited by Lisa Parks and James Schwoch; and Radio’s New Wave, edited by Michele Hilmes and Jason Loviglio. Some of those publications are available here.

I am currently working on a book project on the intersection of radio and disability. I have also written a brief history of the founding of Granville, Ohio for the Granville Historical Society, available
here. The book won a Silver Medal from the Ohio Museums Association in their Visual Communications Awards for 2011.

I am co-producer of the
Aca-Media podcast, a monthly show that presents an academic perspective on media. Aca-Media is affiliated with Cinema Journal and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

I am married to
Anna Nekola, an oboist and musicologist.  

You can reach me at mwkirkpa@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter @billkirkp.