Jade L. Miller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, in Canada. She works on the political economy of creative production, global media flows, and media industries. Her research program seeks to conceptualize the shape of media production and distribution networks in an increasingly networked age, focusing on shifting relationships of power and place. This includes a focus on the relationship between industrialized creative production and urban and regional agglomerations, as well as studies of cultural industries policy from the micro to macro level.
Her first book, Nollywood Central, was published by the British Film Institute (BFI) Press in 2016, on the International Screen Industries Series, edited by Michael Curtin and Paul MacDonald. This project is on the industrial structure and global connections of the Southern Nigerian video movie industry known popularly as Nollywood. Dr. Miller also works on the geographies and implications of film tax credits, and the culture of quantification that global Hollywood uses to make sense of global markets for investment and distribution.
Miller is a member of SCMS, and IAMCR. She earned her PhD and MA in Communication from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. Prior to academia, she earned a B.A. magna cum laude in art history from NYU and worked in New York’s fashion and advertising photography industry.