Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MASS COMMUNICATIONS  (2011)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

MASTERS OF ARTS IN MEDIA ARTS (2005)
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

BACHELORS OF ARTS IN JOURNALISM and HISTORY (2001)
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

PUBLICATIONS
Books

Kuehn, K. M. (forthcoming). The Gendered Labour of Craft Beer: One of the Boys? Routledge Press.

Kuehn, K. M. (2016). The Post-Snowden Era: Mass Surveillance and Privacy in New Zealand. Wellington: BWB Texts.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Kuehn, K. M. & Salter, L. A. (2020). Assessing Digital Threats to Democracy, and Workable Solutions: A Review of the Recent Literature. International Journal of Communication, 14(22).

Kuehn, K. M. & Parker, S. (2018). One of the Blokes: Brewsters, Branding & Gender (In)visibility in New Zealand’s Craft Beer IndustryJournal of Consumer Culture [Published Online First].

Kuehn, K. M. & Daubs, M. (2017). The Holy Trail: Rethinking ‘Value’ in Google’s Ubiquitous Mapping ProjectMEDIANZ, 16(1), 1-16.

Kuehn, K. M. (2017). Framing Mass Surveillance:  Analyzing New Zealand’s Media Coverage of the Early Snowden FilesJournalism, 19(3), 402-419.

Kuehn, K. M. (2017). Brand local: Consumer evaluations as commodity activism. Journal of Consumer Culture, 17(2), 205-224. [Published Online First, May 2015]

Kuehn, K. M. (2016). Branding the self on Yelp: Consumer reviewing as image entrepreneurship. Social Media + Society, (October-December, 2016), 1-9.

Jackson, S. & Kuehn, K. M. (2016). Open source, social activism and “necessary tradeoffs” in the digital enclosure: A case study of platform co-operative, Loomio.orgtriple-c, 14(2).

Kuehn, K. & Corrigan, T. F. (2013). Hope labor: The role of employment prospects in online social productionPolitical Economy of Communication, 1, 9-25.

Kuehn, K. M. (2013). There’s got to be a review democracy: Communicative capitalism, neoliberal citizenship and the politics of participation on the consumer evaluation website, Yelp.comInternational Journal of Communication, 7, 607-625.

Kuehn, K. M. (2010). The commodification of blackness in David LaChapelle’s ‘Rize.’ Journal of Information Ethics, 19(2), 52-66.

Kuehn, K. M. (2010). Online/Offline communications pedagogy: YouTube and the development of an electronic citizenry. Electronic Journal of Communication, 20(1-2) [special issue on Communication pedagogy in the age of social media, edited by Corinne Weisgerber and Shannan H. Butler].

Kuehn, K. M. (2009). Compassionate consumption: Healing Africa through Gap’s Product (RED) campaign. Democratic Communiqué, 23(2), 23-40.

Hardin, M., Kuehn, K. M., Jones, H., Balaji, M., & Genovese, J. (2009). Have you got game?’ Hegemonic masculinity and neo-homophobia in sports coverage of John Amaechi. Communication, Culture and Critique, 2, 182-200.

Book Chapters:

Kuehn, K. M., & Daubs, M. S. (2020). Mediatising tourism through social mapping. The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism.

Kuehn, K. M. (2016). An ‘Office Sex Romp’ and the Economic Motivations of Mediated Voyeurism. In H. Mandell and M. Chen (Eds.) Scandal in a Digital Age, pp. 119-130.  London:  Palgrave MacMillan.

Reports:

Elliott, M., Berenston-Shaw, J., Kuehn, K. M., Salter, L. & Brownlie, E. (2019). Digital Threats to Democracy. Report funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation. https://www.digitaldemocracy.nz/

Kuehn, K. M., & Evans, K. (2017). Use of Social Media Content in Broadcasting: Public and Broadcaster Perspectives. Report funded by the New Zealand Broadcasting Standards Authority https://bsa.govt.nz/

Book Reviews:

Kuehn, K. M. (2021). Instagram: visual social media cultures. Communication Research and Practice.

Kuehn, K.M. (2018). Surveillance and South Africa. Journal of the Political Economy of Communication, 6(2): 94-100.

Other Publications:

Kuehn, K. M. (18 April 2018). There’s a bigger brother watching you – and profiting from it. Newsroom. 

Kuehn, K. M. (21 December 2016). The creeping hands of surveillanceNewsroom. 

Kuehn, K. M. (14 December 2016). New Zealand risks being complicit in Trump Administration abuses. Dominion Post, Opinion sec.

Kuehn, K. M. (2015). Boycotts. In Cook, D. T. & J. M. Ryan (Eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kuehn, K. M. (2015). Citizenship and consumption. In Cook, D. T. & J. M. Ryan (Eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kuehn, K. M. (2015). Culture jamming. In Cook, D. T. & J. M. Ryan (Eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kuehn, K. M. (2014 February). Why are so many journalists willing to write for free? J-Source: The Canadian Journalism Project [Work and Labour Section].

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & PUBLIC TALKS
Academic Conferences

Kuehn, K. M. (2019, May). ‘I always make sure to wear my best flannel’: Gender performativity in the craft beer scene. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA). Tulane University, New Orleans.

Kuehn, K. M. (2018, September). Business as usual? A Discourse analysis of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) Conference on Journalism, Media and Surveillance. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland.

Kuehn, K. M. (2018, June). From ‘Dump the Trump’ IPA to ‘(Im)peach Saisons’: Anti-Trump ‘craftivism’ in the global craft beer industry. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Kuehn, K. M. & Parker, S. (2018, June). One of the blokes: Brewsters, branding & gender (in)visibility in New Zealand’s craft beer industry. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Kuehn, K. M. (2017, November). Branding the brewster: Negotiating authenticity and gender in the era of craft capitalism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA), Massey University, Wellington.

Kuehn, K. M. (2017, July). I spy with the smallest eye: Post-Snowden discourses of mass surveillance in Aotearoa New Zealand. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Communications Association (ANZCA), University of Sydney, Sydney.

Kuehn, K. M. (2016, June). The digital aesthetics of work’s seduction: Representing intern labor on Instagram. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association. Villanova University, Philadelphia.

Kuehn, K. M. (2016, June). The should’ve turned the lights out!: The economics of mediated voyeurism in the Christchurch office sex romp scandal. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association. Villanova University, Philadelphia.

Kuehn, K. M. (2015, June). The ‘price of the club’: Surveillance, security and contested citizenships in contemporary New Zealand. Workshop presented at Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Conference. Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.

Kuehn, K. M. (2015, June). Digital footprint analysis: A digital privacy workshop. Paper presented at Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Conference. Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.

Kuehn, K. M. & Daubs, M.  (2014, October). The holy trail: rethinking ‘value’ in google’s ubiquitous mapping project. Paper presented at Media Ubiquity: Spaces, Places and Networks. University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Kuehn, K. M. (2014, July). Belabouring the labour debates: Interrogating theories of work in the creative and digital economies. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS). Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.

Kuehn, K. M. (2013, October). Branding the local: Anti-corporate resistance in online consumer reviews. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Association of Internet Researchers. University of Denver, Denver, CO.

Kuehn, K. M. (2013, October). ‘I don’t need the exposure, I need to pay rent!’: A critical case study of hope labor dynamics in the Nate Thayer/Atlantic debate. Paper presented at the meeting of The Union for Democratic Communications. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Kuehn, K. M. (2013, October). Nice career? Possibilities and challenges for critical academic, activist and media workers. Roundtable contributor at the meeting of The Union for Democratic Communications. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Kuehn, K. (2013, June). Communities of Resistance: Consumer reviewing as commodity activism. Research presented at Beyond the Brand (Popular Communication Pre-Conference) at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association. London, England.

Kuehn, K. (2013, March). Home/Work or Hope labor? Social media pedagogy and the future worker. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. Chicago, IL. 

Kuehn, K. (2012, October). Watching others watch me: Analyzing relations of power, self/other surveillance and the regulation of bodies on College ACB and Like A Little. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Association of Internet Researchers. University of Salford, Manchester, England.

Kuehn, K. (2012, August). Homework or Hope Labor? Examining the implications of social media in the classroom for liberal arts pedagogy and the future worker. Paper presented at the University Faculty Conference on Research and Scholarship. Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA.

Kuehn, K. (2012, May). The 2010s: On-Line consumer reviewing as resistance. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Kuehn, K. & Corrigan, T. (2012, May). Hope labor: The role of employment prospects in the practice and structure of voluntary online content production. Paper presented at the meeting of the Union for Democratic Communications, Tallahassee, FL.

Kuehn, K. (2012, May). Managing the self, streamlining the brand: A critical analysis of third-party dashboards. Paper presented at the meeting of the Union for  Democratic Communications, Tallahassee, FL.

Kuehn, K. (2011, November). Beyond business: Perceptions of consumer reviewing amongst local business owners. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Kuehn, K. (2011, October). I think therefore I Yelp: Prosumption, consumer-citizenship and the local on Yelp.com. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Internet Researchers, Seattle, WA.

Kuehn, K. (2011, August). Local 2.0: New media, advertising and the emerging local web. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Saint Louis, MO.

Kuehn, K. (2010, November). Participatory consumption on Yelp.com. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Kuehn, K. (2010, October). Producing the local: The political economy of local listing sites. Paper presented at the meeting of the Union for Democratic Communications, University Park, PA.

Kuehn, K. (2008, July). Do U YouTube? Online communities and the development of an electronic citizenry. Paper resented at the meeting of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Stockholm, Sweden.

Kuehn, K. (2008, May). Compassionate consumerism: Healing Africa through Gap’s Product (RED) Campaign. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Hardin, M., Kuehn, K., Jones, H., Balaji, M., & Genovese, J. (2008, May). Have you got game?’ Hegemonic masculinity and neo-homophobia in sports coverage of John Amaechi. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Kuehn, K. (2008, April). Internet killed the television star: Joost and the future of web-based TV. Poster presented at the meeting of the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Kuehn, K. (2008, March). Rise up: The commodification of blackness in David LaChapelle’s RIZE. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Philadelphia, PA.

Woraprongs, W., Kuehn, K., & Cramer, B. (2007, November). Internet addiction and student behavior in wired classrooms. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Kuehn, K. (2007, April). Passion of the price: Why Hollywood doesn’t make biblical epics. Paper presented at the meeting of the Popular Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Woraprongs, W., Kuehn, K., & Cramer, B. (2007, February). Internet addiction and student behavior in wired classrooms. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Mid-Winter Conference), Reno, NV.

Kuehn, K. (2005, April). What would we be without wishful thinking? The discourse of the satellite radio “revolution.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Cultural Studies Association Conference, Tucson, AZ.

INVITED SPEAKER

XX Festival 2020. Panelist. You can’t be what you can’t see: Representation in craft beer. Auckland. February 2020.

There’s No Such Thing as a Girl’s Beer. Speaking Tour: Bottle Stop Bottle Shop, Auckland (4 Sept 2019); Malthouse, Wellington (24 Oct 2019); Little Pom’s, Christchurch (28 Nov 2019).

Nothing and Nowhere to Hide: Mass Surveillance in the Digital Age. NZ Skeptics Conference 2018. Auckland (November 2018).

Facilitator, “Right to Know Day,” a public forum with NZ Privacy Commissioner and NZ Chief Ombudsman, Wellington. (26 September 2018).

From Luminous Moments to Island Time: The BWB Texts Story. A conversation with BWB Text authors. Wellington City Gallery, Wellington (24 September 2018).

Craft beerEnhancing Resilience, Sustainability and Improving Health & Wellbeing Meetup on Food & Drink. Victoria University of Wellington. (4 September 2018).

Re-Building the Web We Want: The Facebook / Cambridge Analytical Scandal. Spotlight Lecture Series, Victoria University of Wellington. (17 April 2018).

Panelist, The Philando Castile Story – A DiscussionAdam Art Gallery, Wellington. (7 April 2018).

Fairness and Freedom in Broadcasting. A Workshop for NZ Broadcasters on social media and privacy hosted by the NZ Broadcasting Standards Authority. TV3, Auckland. (2017, November).

Surveillance, Privacy & Space in the Age of Social MediaNational Library of New Zealand. (2 March 2017).

‘They should’ve turned the lights out!’ The economics of mediated voyeurism in the ‘Christchurch office sex romp’ scandal. Media Studies and Film Research Seminar, Victoria University of Wellington (March 2016).

Ubiquitous Surveillance. The Surveillance Film Festival, Wellington (March 2016) .

Hope labour and intellectual aspiration. The Social Life of Academia: A Higher Education Symposium. University of Melbourne (13 November 2015).

Ubiquitous surveillance: The digital footprint of lost privacy. Modelab Surveillance Awareness Bureau. Public art exhibition, Wellington (May 2015).

I don’t need the exposure, I need to pay the rent!’ Hope labor, self-exploitation and the politics of resistance. Film and Media Studies Seminar, Victoria University of Wellington (September 2013).

Theorising hope labour. Invited talk for Engaged Social Science (eSocSci)’s Creative Practice and Cultural Policy Research Network. Pipitea Campus Access Grid, Wellington (September 2013).

You know me better that I know myself! Resisting surveillance in the age of social media marketing. Invited talk at Virginia Wesleyan College, Virginia Beach, VA (March 2013).

Bridging the Gap: Finding Common Ground Between Qualitative and Quantitative Methods. The Graduate Student Forum, University Park, PA (March 2010).

Graduate Students in Communication (GSIC) 2009 Paper Award Presentation. The Graduate Student Forum, University Park, PA (March 2010).

MEDIA APPEARANCES

The Spinoff (26 February 2021). How Moa’s awful marketing left it stranded in craft beer no man’s land.

Selfie Reflective Podcast (Ep. 25: 21 July 2020). The endless internship.

Salient (15 September 2019). The social lives of group chats

Dominion Post (14 May 2019). Groper ‘one bad weed’ in sport club.

Stuff. (8 May 2019). PM Jacinda Adern’s ‘Christchurch Call’ falls short of the scale of terror online. 

Radio New Zealand. (3 May 2019). Anonymity on the internet and fighting extremism. 

Radio New Zealand. (15 March 2019). Why privacy scandals don’t scare us off social media. 

RE: News with Baz MacDonald (13 June 2018). Comments sections: what do they say about us?

Spinoff (4 May 2018). Like it or not, Facebook has got you for life.

Newshub (30 April 2018). ‘Why you’ll never quit Facebook’.

Newshub/TV3 (28 March 2018). ‘Disappointed’ Facebook hits back at Privacy Commissioner.

Stuff. (23 March 2018). Is deleting your Facebook the only answer after colossal leak? (Technology sec.)

Tim Fookes Morning Show (25 July 2017). Online identityNewstalkZB Radio, Wellington.

AM Show with Duncan Garner, Newshub (25 July 2017). The question of social media and privacy – what are you entitled to? MediaWorks national TV/radio broadcast.

Dominion Post (27 May 2017). Why Some People are Bad at Facebook.

Up Again with James Dann (8 March 2017). Surveillance in a Post-Snowden World. RDU 98.5FM radio, Christchurch.

Radio Live with Graeme Hill (22 January 2017). Mass Surveillance and Privacy in New Zealand.

Interest.co.nz (13 December 2016). Why the unequal distribution of information is scarier than mass surveillance, hackers and internet pirates.

Radio NZ [Sunday Mornings with Wallace Chapman] (11 December 2016). Kathleen Kuehn on the Surveillance Society.

Dominion Post (16 May 2015). Facebook plan for social media after death.

Radio NZ [Sunday Mornings with Wallace Chapman] (12 April 2016). Spying on Ourselves.

I-Spy (with My Five Eyes) (2016, dir. Justin Pemberton).

New Zealand Herald (27 July 2015). Drones prompt air fears.

Paekakariki Radio, 88.2FM [Te Pae] (25 October 2014). Dr. Kathleen Kuehn on digital labour.

Radio NZ [Morning Report Live] (25 July 2014). New research shows alarming lack of privacy in digital age. 

New Zealand Herald (25 July 2014).  Kiwis intimate data kept on file.

Bremer, Rebekah (2012, February 15). Flash mobs: Drop it all and dance. The Captain’s Log (Interviewed for story about the flash mob phenomenon).

Bronson, Samantha (2011, October 12). Spot the future of music with Spotify. The Captain’s Log (Interviewed for story about online music sharing).

Penn State Live (2009, October 27). Vampire Mania a Perpetual Fad (Interviewed for news wire story on vampires in popular culture).

Access Tucson (2004, November). Government Connection: The Proposition 200 Debate. (Moderator for live call-in cable access talk show on immigration and the Proposition 200 debate).

Access Tucson (2004, April). Building Free Speech: Can Localism Survive Media Consolidation? (Panelist for live call-in cable access talk show on media consolidation).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


SENIOR LECTURER (Assoc Professor equivalent)
Victoria University of Wellington, School of English, Film, Theatre & Media Studies (2013-2021)

  • Media, Technologies & Surveillance
  • Media, Society & Politics
  • Social & Interactive Media
  • Creative Industries & Cultural Labour (Honours course)
  • Privacy & Surveillance in Aotearoa New Zealand (Continuing Ed Short Course)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Christopher Newport University, Department of Communication (2011 – 2013)

INSTRUCTOR
Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications & World Campus (2008-2011)

  • Introduction to Film History & Theory
  • Political Economy of Communications
  • Political Economy of Communications [Online Version]
  • Cultural Aspects of the Media
  • Independent Study in Political Economy

GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING ASSISTANT
Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications (2006 – 2007)

  • Political Economy of Communications
  • Introduction to Broadcasting & Cable

RECITATION LEADER (Tutor / Teaching Assistant)
University of Arizona, Department of Media Arts (2003 – 2005)

  • Introduction to Film History through the 1950s
  • Film History from 1950 to present
  • Introduction to Media Aesthetics & Criticism
  • US Media Now

INSTRUCTOR
University of Arizona, Arizona Youth University (2005)

  • Film & Video Production
HONOURS & AWARDS
  • Top Student Paper Award [Honorable Mention] (2011)
    Awarded by the Mass Communication and Society Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications for Local 2.0: New media, advertising and the emerging local web. Presented at the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Saint Louis, MO
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award (2010)
    The Djung Yune Tchoi Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence awarded by the Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications
  • Top Graduate Student Paper [2nd place] (2009).
    Awarded by the Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications, for Rize: The commodification of blackness in David LaChapelle’s ‘Rize’
  • Top Graduate Student Paper [1st place] (2007)
    Awarded by the Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications, for Compassionate consumerism: Healing Africa through Gap’s Product (RED) campaign
  • Journalism High Honors (2001)
    Awarded by the Rutgers University, School of Information and Library Sciences
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
  • Summer Scholarship Research Grant (Summer 2015). Awarded $6,000 grant from Victoria University of Wellington to conduct research on media framing of the Snowden revelations in New Zealand.
  • Small Faculty Research Grant (November 2014). Awarded $1,000 grant from Victoria University of Wellington to hire research assistance for book manuscript on surveillance and privacy in New Zealand.
  • Summer Scholarship Research Grant (Summer 2013). Awarded $6,000 grant from Victoria University of Wellington to conduct research on hope labour dynamics within Wellington’s creative economy.
  • Faculty Senate Grant for Professional Development (2012). Awarded $2,500 grant from Christopher Newport University’s Faculty Senate to participate in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation’s 2012 Winter School at Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia.
  • Provost Grant for Research and Professional Development (2012). Awarded $1,000 grant from Christopher Newport University’s Office of the Provost for research-related travel.
  • Marlowe Froke Graduate Scholarship (2010). Awarded by the Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications, for dissertation research on local media
  • Dissertation Fellowship (2009-2010). Awarded by the Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications.
  • Robert Graham Endowed Graduate Fellowship (2007). Awarded by the Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications.

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