Larisa Kingston Mann

Larisa Kingston Mann

  • Lew Klein College of Media and Communication

    • Media Studies and Production

      • Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Larisa Kingston Mann’s work analyzes the relationship between law, technology, sovereignty and creativity, especially focusing on the ways changing media technologies affect communities’ ability to flourish. She is especially interested in historically marginalized communities’ abilities to create autonomous cultural expression, especially music, and in the capability of music to generate intimacy and decolonize identity among oppressed people. She also examines how and when cultural practices such as music play important roles in people's material survival and in broader political engagement, and especially the implications that has for how we understand of privacy and surveillance. She has written on dj culture, pirate radio, video cameras, feminist media studies and more. She has also worked for 26 years as a performing DJ, music writer/blogger and event organizer, most especially with HEAVY (NYC), Dutty Artz (NYC and the world), and before that Surya Dub (San Francisco), Konstruct (London, UK) and Toneburst (Boston, MA). Her first book Rude Citizenship: Jamaican Popular Music, Copyright and the Reverberations of Colonial Power is forthcoming in March 2022 from University of North Carolina University Press.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

MSP 1011

Introduction to Media Theory

Undergraduate

MSP 4153

Media Criticism

Undergraduate

MSP 4252

Law and Ethics of Digital Media

Undergraduate

MSP 4453

Information Society

Undergraduate

MMC 9735

Emerging Media and Communication

Graduate

MMC 9883

Directed Readings/Comm

Graduate

MSP 8252

Law and Ethics of Digital Media

Graduate

MSP 8473

Information Society

Graduate