Mary Beth Ray

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies

BS, Drexel University; MA, Syracuse University; PhD, Temple University


Phone: (603) 535-2856

Office: Hyde Hall, 129D

About Professor Ray

Mary Beth Ray received her Ph.D. from Temple University’s Media and Communication program in 2012. Her research interests include emerging technology, creative industries, co-production, qualitative research methods, and popular music culture. Her dissertation examined how the rise of widely available digital communication technology impacts the way music is produced, distributed, promoted, and consumed, with a focus on the changing nature of the relationship between artists and audiences.

Dr. Ray’s chapter “If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name”: Borders, Boundaries, and the Production of M.I.A. was published in Rock Brands: Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture on Lexington Books. She is currently the Internet Culture area co-chair for PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association).