Ed Timke

Cultural Anthropology; Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • I study the cultural, social, and political implications of advertising and media in society.
  • My research focuses on how advertising, marketing, and media industries represent and shape various identities and communities.
  • Before Duke, I was a faculty member in the Media Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • I am a first-generation college graduate.
  • I have had a hearing disability since birth and strongly advocate for accessibility for everyone.
  • I taught English in a French high school.
  • I worked in a lighthouse for a summer during high school.
  • I have watched the entire Golden Girls series more times than I can count.