CMS co-director Henry Jenkins is the subject of an extensive profile in the latest issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. The piece begins:
If this profile of Henry Jenkins III were a YouTube video, it would begin with footage of the influential scholar mud-wrestling his wife at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. If it were a podcast, the introduction would note that Jenkins has been called the Marshall McLuhan of the 21st century. And if this were an interactive graphic, it would trace the millions of dollars in research grants he has won from foundations, companies, and the government of Singapore.
The online version includes links to all of these things before diving into Jenkins’ testimonial before Congress following the Columbine incident, his history with and ongoing engagement in fandom, the reception of his books in industry as well as academia, insight into his family life, the ‘origin story’ of his academic career and some possible clues as to where that career might be headed.