Jeremy Swartz, PhD

NSF/HHMI Scientific Teaching Fellow
Courtesy Research Associate

Office: By appointment
Location: Remote


Dr. Jeremy Swartz is a scholar and fellow whose current research focuses on science, technology, and experiential education, especially patterns and relationships among communication, technology/media, biology, ecology, and complex systems. He co-organized the 44th conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), entitled Reimagining Sustainability, bringing 1,000 international and national scholars to campus. Another area of Swartz’s research is communication and curation as repair and melioration, which draws on his background in cognitive science, media history, communication law and ethics, civic repair, embodied aesthetics and the philosophy of language.

He is the founder of Metamedia @ UofO, and has collaborated with The Royal Collection Trust, XVIVO Scientific Animation, Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, NW Film Center/Portland Art Museum, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse, and Portland Japanese Garden. Swartz recently co-directed the What is Technology? conference-exhibition at UO Portland, as well as a trilogy on the themes of media, life, universe to be published by Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press. He has had the honor of exhibiting works by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Modou Dieng, Laura Fritz, Victoria Vesna, Michael A. Salter, Brenna Murphy, and Scott Draves. Swartz has also served as associated faculty of the Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences facilitating the focus group on communication, complexity, and sustainability, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics committees, and the UO Research Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Group.

Education | UO

  • PhD, Communication and Society
  • MS, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BA, Music—emphasis composition


  • Media & Society
  • Gateway to Media
  • Media History
  • Media Ethics
  • Communication Theory & Media Research
  • International Communication
  • Communication Law
  • Philosophy of Communication & Language
  • Ecologies of Media
  • Civic Media
  • Media Literacy

Honors and Awards

  • Glenn Starlin Endowed Fellowship in Telecommunication & Theatre Arts
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Teaching Award
  • Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society