Henry Jenkins
Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts, and Education


  • Media

Henry Jenkins is the provost’s professor of communication, journalism, cinematic arts, and education for the University of Southern California. He is the founder and former director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a master’s degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author or editor of more than 17 books, including “Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century,” “Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick for the Literature Classroom,” “Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide,” and the forthcoming “By Any Media Necessary: Mapping Youth and Participatory Politics.” His work in education has included leadership over The Education Arcade and Games to Teach projects at MIT, Project New Media Literacies at MIT and Participatory Learning And You! and Media, Activism, and Participatory Politics at USC.