Matt Sienkiewicz is Chair of the Boston College Communication Department and Associate Professor of Communication and International Studies.
He teaches courses in global media cultures and media theory. His research focuses on the intersection of U.S. foreign policy and media, as well as 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 film, "Live From Bethlehem," was released by the Media Education Foundation in September 2009 and has screened worldwide.
He serves as the faculty advisor for Boston College Hillel.