Mark Brewin

Chair of the Faculty of CommunicationAssociate Professor of Communication Oliphant Hall 131

Research into modern public culture, political communication, the mass media, and the history of media.

Published work has focused on the history of election day in the U.S. (especially Philadelphia). Pop culture expressions within Elections- Election night bonfires, bets on elections, election cartoons.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D. – Annenbeig School of Communication, at the University of Pennsylvania
  • MA – University of Chicago
  • BA – Harvard University
  • B Journalism – University of King’s College

Areas of Research Focus

Current Research: History of media (books, newspapers, etc.). in the Western World.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant
    • University of Pennsylvania
  • English Teacher
    • Korea Herald Language School (Seoul, South Korea)

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Reporter
    • Medicine Hert News, Kingston Whig- Standard
  • Researcher
    • 1st Century Project on History of the Olympic Games

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Communication Association

Courses Taught at TU

  • Analysis of Media (COM 4813)
  • Media and Popular Culture (COM 2893)
  • Theories of Communication (COM 3103)
  • Topics in Communications/History of the Public Sphere (COM 4893)


  • Celebrating Democracy – The Mass-Mediated Ritual of Election Day