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Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson

Expert on media industries, creative collaboration, and the production of popular culture

Assistant professor, communication arts College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-8788 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Franchising, formatting, and licensing
  • Cultures of media production
  • Consumer participation and labor in digital environments
  • Television, video games, film, comics, and toys


  • Author, "Creative License: Media Franchising and the Collaborative Production of Culture," NYU Press, 2012
  • Faculty Fellow, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,(2011