Dr. Andrew Zolides

Assistant Professor, Communication Department

Dr. Zolides teaches courses in new media, digital design, and communication and media. His research focuses on media industries and how institutional structures impact the types of media messages and discourse we see. He has a particular interest in celebrity studies, investigating the logics and strategies used to create branded individuals with high cultural and fiscal capital. Currently he is researching how politics have been instilled with celebrity discourses and what this means for our understanding of representative democracy and personal citizenship.


digital media, social networks, media industries, celebrity studies, cultural studies

First Year at Xavier




  • Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison);MA (New York University);BA (University of South Carolina)