Selena Dickey

Selena Dickey

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

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Selena Dickey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Furman University. Her research and teaching bring together media industry studies, communication policy and regulation, and infrastructure studies to explore the historical and geographic development of our media systems. Currently, she is examining early television distribution infrastructures (antennas, cables, satellites) and how key stakeholders deployed and made sense of these sociotechnical systems in place-specific ways. She has authored and co-authored articles appearing in Flow, Telecommunication Policy, and the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies.

Selena joined the Furman faculty in Fall 2021. Prior to that, she completed her doctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a senior writing center consultant and English composition instructor at the University of Colorado Denver.

Honors & Awards

  • Jesse H. Jones Fellow, University of Texas at Austin (2020)
  • Roderick P. Hart Student Achievement Award, University of Texas at Austin (2020)
  • Rex Burns Graduate Essay Award, University of Colorado Denver (2014)


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Denver
  • M.A., San Francisco State University
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder


  • “The Case of the Option Agreement: Erle Stanley Gardner, Perry Mason, and the Power of the Lawyer-Writer.” Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 61, no. 4 (2022).
  • Strover, Sharon, Martin Riedl, and Selena Dickey. “Scoping New Policy Frameworks for Local Broadband Networks.” Telecommunication Policy 45, no. 10 (November 2021),
  • “A Part and Apart: Hawaii and Domestic Satellite Broadcasting, 1967-1971.” Flow Journal. July 5, 2016.