Ian Reyes

  • Professor
  • Communication Studies
  • Email: ianreyes@uri.edu
  • Office Location: Davis Hall, Rm 307


Dr. Reyes’ teaching and research represent critical, socio-cultural approaches to media including audio recording, popular music, and video games. His work aims to deconstruct the reciprocal determination of technology, culture, and society in order to better understand and critique everyday experiences with entertainment media.

He is keenly interested in the digital turn and the challenges posed to extant communication studies by new ways of producing, distributing, and consuming media content. Recent research projects addressed the aesthetics of heavy metal recording, temporal and visual aspects of mobile technologies, and the rhetoric of conspiracy theories.

Dr. Reyes is an Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor.


Audio Production, Media Studies, Marketing, Rhetoric, Science and Technology Studies


  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Department of Communication, 2008
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Department of Communication, 2000
  • B.A., Hampshire College, 1998

Selected Publications

“Mobile Phone: Marketplace Icon,” Consumption Markets & Culture: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10253866.2015.1109163

“Mobile Media: From Legato to Staccato, Isochronal Consumptionscapes,” Consumption Markets & Culture: http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/com_facpubs/45/

“Virtuality as Place and Process,” Journal of Marketing Management: http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/com_facpubs/44/

“What They Don’t Want You to Know About Plant X: Surviving 2012 and the Aesthetics of Conspiracy Rhetoric,” Communication Quarterly: http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/com_facpubs/42/

“Blacker than Death: Recollecting the Black Turn in Metal Aesthetics,” Journal of Popular Music Studies: http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/com_facpubs/35/

“To Know Beyond Listening: Monitoring Digital Music,” The Senses and Society: http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/com_facpubs/47/