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Michael High

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Michael D. High received his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Diego State University in 2005. He completed his doctorate in Comparative Literature at Stony Brook University in 2014. His dissertation on portrayals of piracy in cinema, anti-piracy campaigns, and the Swedish Pirate Movement is titled, Piratical Designations: Power and Possibility in Representations of Piracy. His chapter, “Taxi Driver and Veteran Trauma,” appears in Wiley-Blackwell’s A Companion to Martin Scorsese, and he has published articles in Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media and in The International Journal of Communication.

Research interests

Media piracy. Hollywood Cinema. American popular culture.


Lecturer, Fordham University - 2013 to 2017

Adjunct Instructor, College of Staten Island - 2011 to 2012

Adjunct Instructor, Kean University - 2009 to 2013


COM267 Hollywood Cinema

COM151 Global Media Industries

COM202 Global Media and Entertainment

COM125 Introduction to Film and TV

COM101 Analysing Communication

Awards and honours

Department of Media and Communication Teaching Award 2021-2022

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , Stony Brook University, - 2014

M.A. , Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York - 2011

M.F.A., San Diego State University, San Diego, California - 2005

B.A. , San Diego State University, San Diego, California - 2002

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