Ph.D. Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media - North Carolina State University (2011)
M.A. Film Studies - University of Iowa (2007)
B.A. Drama & Communication - University of New Orleans (2004)
"Cultural Programming and the Early History of HBO's Signature Style, 1978-1988." The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, 61.5 (2021-2022), 86-112.
“Subscribing to Governmental Rationality: HBO and the AIDS Epidemic.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 11.2 (June, 2014), 120-138.
"HBO and the Story of AIDS." Communication Currents 9.3 (June, 2014)
“Public Service Entertainment: HBO’s Interventions in Politics and Culture” in Media Interventions. Kevin Howley (ed). (New York: Peter Lang, 2013), 127-142.
“Beyond Netflix and TiVo: Rethinking HBO Through the Archive.” FlowTV.org, May 21, 2010
“Joanna Newsom Covers in the Blogosphere” in Visions of Joanna Newsom. Bradley W. Buchanan (ed). (Sacramento, CA: Roan Press, 2010).
“Invisible Children and the Cyberactivist Spectator.” Nebula 6.4 (December, 2009), 40-55.
Before earning his Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media at North Carolina State University, Dr. Pepper earned an M.A. in Film Studies from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Drama & Communication from the University of New Orleans. His work has appeared in The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Nebula, FlowTV, and Culture Machine. He has also contributed book chapters to several edited collections and is working on a book project on HBO’s HIV/AIDS programming.
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