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​I'm an associate professor at Oregon State University, where I have a joint
appointment in New Media Communications and Speech Communication.
I also serve as an associate editor of Surveillance & Society and am a
co-director of the Surveillance Studies Network. See below to learn more
about my research or to download some of my published work.


Packer, Nuñez de Villavicencio, Monea, Oswald, Maddalena, and Reeves,

Prison House of the Circuit: Politics of Control from Analog to Digital 

(Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2023). 


Jeremy Packer and Joshua Reeves, Killer Apps: War, Media, Machine (Durham, NC:
Duke University Press, 2020). 


Joshua Reeves, Citizen Spies: The Long Rise of America's Surveillance Society

(New York, NY: New York University Press, 2017).


Ehren Pflugfelder and Joshua Reeves, “Surveillance Work in/and Teaching Technical

Writing with AI,” forthcoming in Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.


Joshua Reeves and Ethan Stoneman, “Brain Warfare and the Malleable Mind:

Experiments in the Programmable Subject,” forthcoming in Theory & Event.

Joshua Reeves and Ethan Stoneman, "From the Confessional Booth to Digital Enclosures:

Absolution as Cultural Technique," forthcoming in Theory, Culture, & Society

Jeremy Packer, Joshua Reeves, and Kate Maddalena, "Perfect Incommunicability: War and the Strategic Paradox of Human-Machine Communication," in the SAGE Handbook of Human-Machine Communication, eds. Andrea Guzman, Rhonda McEwen, and Steve

Jones, 154-163 (London: SAGE, 2023).

Joshua Reeves, "Rhetoric, Violence, and the Subject of Civility." Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 19.1 (2022): 91-108. (PDF)

Fenwick McKelvey, Jeremy Packer, and Joshua Reeves, "AI and the Automation of Warfare." Canadian Journal of Communication 47.2 (2022): 377-98. (PDF)

Jeremy Packer and Joshua Reeves, "Making Enemies with Media." Communication and the Public 5.1/2 (2020): 16-25. (PDF)

Cora Borradaile and Joshua Reeves, "Sousveillance Capitalism." Surveillance & Society 18.2 (2020): 272-75. (PDF)

Joshua Reeves, "Common Senselessness about the War: On Shaw's Media Delirium." SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies 40.1 (2020): 36-49. (PDF)

Joshua Reeves and Chris Ingraham, "Character Assassins and Moral Entrepreneurs: Social Media and the Regulation of Morality," in the Routledge Handbook of Character Assassination and Reputation Management, eds. Sergei A. Samoilenko, et al., 366-378 (New York: Routledge, 2019). (PDF)

Joshua Reeves, "Surveillance and Communication," in the Routledge Handbook of Communication and Security, eds. Hamilton Bean and Bryan C. Taylor, 368-380 (New York: Routledge, 2019). (PDF)

Jeremy Packer and Joshua Reeves, "Taking People Out: Drones, Media/Weapons, and the Coming Humanectomy," in Life in the Age of Drones, eds. Lisa Parks and Caren Kaplan, 261-81 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017). (PDF)

Joshua Reeves, "Of Social Networks and Suicide Nets: Biopolitics and the Suicide Screen." Television and New Media: 18.6 (2017): 513-28. (PDF)

Chris Ingraham and Joshua Reeves, "New Media, New Panics." Critical Studies in Media Communication 33.5 (2016): 455-67. (PDF)


Rachel Hall, Torin Monahan, and Joshua Reeves (eds). Surveillance and Performance. Special Issue of Surveillance & Society 14.2 (2016): 153-276. (WEB) 


Rachel Hall, Torin Monahan, and Joshua Reeves. "Editorial: Surveillance and Performance." Surveillance & Society 14.2 (2016): 153-67. (PDF)

Joshua Reeves, "Automatic for the People: The Automation of Communicative Labor." Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 13.2 (2016): 150-165. (PDF)


Joshua Reeves, "License to Kill: Trayvon Martin and the Logic of Exception." Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies 15.4 (2015): 287-91. (PDF)


Nathan Hulsey and Joshua Reeves, "The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Google, Ingress, and the Gift of Surveillance." Surveillance & Society 12.3 (2014): 389-400. (PDF)


Joshua Reeves and Ethan Stoneman, “Heidegger and the Aesthetics of Rhetoric.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 27.2 (2014): 137-57. (PDF)


​Joshua Reeves, "The State of Babel after the Fall: Philo Judaeus and the Possibility of Rhetoric." Advances in the History of Rhetoric 17.1 (2014): 34-42. (PDF)


Joshua Reeves and Jeremy Packer, "Police Media: The Governance of Territory, Speed, and Communication." Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 10.4 (2013): 359-84. ​(PDF)


Joshua Reeves and Matthew S. May, "The Peace Rhetoric of a War President: Barack Obama and the Just War Legacy." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 16.4 (2013): 623-50. (PDF)


Jeremy Packer and Joshua Reeves, "Romancing the Drone: Military Desire and Anthropophobia from SAGE to Swarm." Canadian Journal of Communication 38 (2013): 309-31. (PDF) 


Joshua Reeves, “Suspended Identification: Atopos and the Work of Public Memory.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 46.3 (2013): 306-27. (PDF)


Joshua Reeves, “Temptation and Its Discontents: Digital Rhetoric, Flow, and the Possible.” Rhetoric Review 33.3 (2013): 314-30. (PDF)


Joshua Reeves, “If You See Something, Say Something: Lateral Surveillance and the Uses of Responsibility.” Surveillance & Society 10.3-4 (2012): 235-48. (PDF)


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