Senior Instructor

About

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  • Website:

    https://ericfattor.com/
  • Office Hours:

    Monday through Friday 3:30pm-5pm
  • Role:

    Faculty
  • Position:

    • Senior Instructor
  • Concentration:

    • International Politics
    • Security Studies
    • Political Theory
  • Department:

    • Political Science
  • Education:

    • PhD

Biography

I am a scholar of international security, political theory and the politics of global media–in short: strategy, struggle and spectacle. Originally from Glenwood Springs, Colorado and a former resident of Oregon and Arkansas, I am as much at home in the outdoors as I am in the classroom or the library. In the process of getting my Ph.D., I taught courses at University of Denver, University of Colorado and Hendrix College. My current primary academic position is a Lecturer of international politics, security and political theory at Colorado State University. Other courses I’ve taught include U.S. foreign policy, history of political thought, media and politics and a handful of interdisciplinary courses that combine global politics, security studies and media studies. My research examines how media and information constitute a form of power in international relations and help construct or destroy configurations of governance and rule at the global level. My first book, American Empire and the Arsenal of Entertainment argued that the key element of American power in the twentieth century was its seductive pop culture and ability to disseminate mass entertainment throughout the communications circuits of the world that existed at that time. My current book project, Caesarism in the Twenty-First Century (Forthcoming 2023) examines how dominant actors and institutions in world politics lost control of the new media technologies of the new millennium, creating an interregnum in world order ripe for exploitation by media savvy demagogues.

Publications

“The Arctic” in Environmental Issues Today: Choices and Challenges, Robert Duffy and Susan Opp, eds. Two Volumes. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2020).

“Revolution or Ecocide: Ecological and Environmental Themes in Situationist Thought,” Review of Radical Philosophy, Volume 23, No 2, pp. 201-224.

“The Arab Spring, 21st Century Media and Global Crisis: Is There an Emerging Network of Global Dissent?” in US Approaches to the Arab Uprisings: International Relations and Democracy Promotion (New York, I.B. Tauris, 2018)

The American Empire and the Arsenal of Entertainment: Soft Power and Cultural Weaponization, (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014)