Communication Department Faculty

Matt Sienkiewicz

Professor; Chairperson of the Communication Department




Matt Sienkiewicz is Chair of the Boston College Communication Department and Professor of Communication and International Studies. He is also the Director of the Boston College Jewish Studies Program and the Faculty Advisor to Boston College Hillel.

He teaches courses in global media cultures, Jewish culture and civilization, comedy studies.

He is the author of That's Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them (University of California Press, 2022), The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media Since 9/11 (Rutgers University Press, 2016) and the co-editor of The Comedy Studies Reader (University of Texas Press, 2018) and Saturday Night Live and American TV (Indiana University Press, 2013).

His publications include articles in the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Media, Culture & Society, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, The International Journal of Cultural Studies, Popular Communication, The Journal of Film and Video, The Velvet Light Trap, The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Jewish History, Columbia Journalism Review and The Atlantic.

In addition to his work as a scholar, Matt is also an Emmy-nominated media maker and screenwriter. His credits include Vermont Public Television's Windy Acres, and the documentaries Live From Bethlehem and The Ragged Edge.