Matt Sienkiewicz

Associate Professor

Department of Communication


Matt Sienkiewicz's research focuses on the West’s investment in Middle Eastern broadcasting initiatives as well the politics of contemporary American comedy.

His publications include articles in 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, Columbia Journalism Review and The Atlantic. He is the co-editor of Saturday Night Live and American Culture and is currently working on a monograph entitled The Other Air Force, which looks at American broadcasting initiatives in the post 9/11 Middle East.

In addition to his work as a scholar, Matt is also an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and screenwriter. His film, Live From Bethlehem, was released by the Media Education Foundation in September 2009 and has screened worldwide, including at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Poland's WatchDocs Human Rights Film Festival, the Chicago Palestine Film Festival and London’s Frontline Club. His new documentary, The Ragged Edge, is due for release in fall 2014.