Katamar_MeHowdy. I’m Matt Payne, assistant professor of media studies in the Department of Telecommunication & Film at The University of Alabama. My research focuses on video games and gaming culture, media industries studies, media literacy, and popular representations of war and conflict.

I teach the large survey classes for my department — “Intro to Telecommunication” and “Film History” — and smaller upper-division courses such as “Video Game Studies” and “Media and War.” (I’ve also been known to teach classes on Alfred Hitchcock and zombies).

When I’m not teaching, or writing, or conferencing, or parenting, or playing games, I’m usually asleep.



email: mtpayne <at> ua.edu
twitter: @ludology
mail: Box 870152
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa AL 35487
(205) 348-6350