Sut Jhally

Professor and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation

Sut Jhally is a professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation (MEF). He gained national recognition for his film Dreamworlds: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video when MTV threatened him with a lawsuit over copyright infringement. The resulting press storm led to numerous requests for the video, and provided the rationale for MEF’s founding in 1991.

Since then, Jhally has been the executive producer and/or director of more than 45 films produced and distributed by the Media Education Foundation, including the critically acclaimed Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land and Hijacking Catastrophe.

Jhally is the author of The Codes of Advertising and The Spectacle of Accumulation: Essays in Cultural Politics, co-author of Social Communication in Advertising and Enlightened Racism, and the co-editor of Cultural Politics in Contemporary America.

Twitter handle: 
@SutJhally

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