Cameron McCarthy is University Scholar and Communications Scholar in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches mass communications theory and cultural studies. McCarthy also holds appointments in the Institute of Communications Research and in the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. He received a B.A. in English Literature and Political Science from University of West Indies in Cave Hill, Barbados, and a master’s degree in International Studies in Education from the University of Alberta. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He co-edited the collection Globalizing Cultural Studies, and his latest book (co-edited with Cathryn Teasley) is Transnational Perspectives on Culture, Policy, and Education: Redirecting Cultural Studies in Neoliberal Times.