University of California, Santa Barbara (PhD, 2012)
University of California, Los Angeles (MA, 2007)
University of Arizona (BA, 2005)
Media Industry Studies, Television Studies, New Media, Audience Studies, Cultural Studies
Ethan Tussey (Ph.D. University of California – Santa Barbara, 2012) is Interim Director and an Associate Professor of Film and Media at Georgia State University. His book, The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime (NYU Press, 2018), details the economic and social value of mobile device use in the context of the workplace, the commute, the waiting room, and the living room. His work explores the relationship between the entertainment industry and the digitally empowered public. He has contributed book chapters on creative labor, sports television, sports gambling, connected viewing, and crowdfunding to peer-reviewed journals and anthologies. He is also the Coordinating Editor of In Media Res and the co-founder of the Atlanta Media Project. He teaches classes on television analysis, media industries, and digital media.
“’Action on the Game’: Sports Gambling as Fan Identity and Transactional Participation,” Television & New Media, (2022)
“Pardon the Interruption: Sports Debate” in Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell (Eds.) How to Watch TV 2nd Edition. (NYU Press, March 2020)
“Get Your Cape On: Target’s Invitation to the DC Universe,” co-written with Meredith Bak in Derek Johnson and Daniel Herbert (Eds.) Point of Sale: Analyzing Media Retail, (Rutgers University Press, December 2019).
The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime (NYU Press, 2018). Translated into Polish, Korean (KMAC, 2020), and Chinese (Zhong Xin Chu Ban She, 2021). Awarded Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title (2018).
“Transmedia Sports: The National Basketball Association, Emojis, and Personalized Participation,” in Renira Rampazzo Gambarato and Matthew Freeman (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies. (Routledge, October 2018)
“Fixing Television by Funding a Movie: The Crowdfunding of Veronica Mars,” in Bertha Chin, Lucy Bennett, and Bethan Jones (Eds.) Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics and Digital Society, (Peter Lang, 2015), pp. 157-172.
“Connected Viewing on the Second Screen: Designing Apps for the Living Room,” in Jennifer Holt and Kevin Sanson (Eds.) Connected Viewing: Selling, Sharing, and Streaming Media in a Digital Era. (Routledge, 2013), pp. 202-216.
“Myths of the Internet Comedy Club: Andy Samberg and Emergent Practices of Digital Production and Labor” co-written with Ethan Thompson in Nick Marx, Ron Becker, and Matt Sienkiewicz (Eds.) Saturday Night Live and American TV. (Indiana University Press, 2013),pp. 233-253.
“Desktop Day Games: Workspace Media, Cross Platform Branding, and the Digital Baseball Fan,” in Brett Hutchins and David Rowe (Eds.) Digital Media Sport: Technology and Power in Network Society. (Routledge, 2013), pp. 37-51.