Kembrew McLeod

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of Iowa

Kembrew McLeod is a writer, filmmaker, and Associate Professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa. He is currently writing a book on the history of media pranks for NYU Press, and his previous book, Freedom of Expression®, received the American Library Association’s Oboler book award. McLeod’s co-produced documentary Copyright Criminals aired in 2010 on PBS’s Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, SPIN, and Rolling Stone. You can read about his pranks and other work on, or follow him on Twitter:

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