Matthew Powers is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. His research interests include journalism studies, transnational advocacy and comparative media, and his writings have been published in the International Journal of Communication, Journal of Communication and Communication Research, among others. At present, he is involved in two projects. The first examines the role of humanitarian and human rights NGOs in the changing landscape of international news. The second is a comparative analysis of metropolitan journalism in Seattle, Washington and Toulouse, France.
Powers received his Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. Previously, he worked as a journalist at the Burlington Free Press in Vermont.