I am a Ph. D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My research is in the political economy of communication, a critical subfield within communication. I am currently working on a project examining General Motors’ advertising, public relations, and news relations in the 1990s and 2000s with attention to GM’s shift toward finance through its subsidiary the General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC).

In addition to research and teaching, I also enjoy playing Magic the Gathering and baking. You can check out some of my Magic the Gathering card alters and baking projects in the “Arts and Crafts” section of my site.

You can contact me via email at mhebert2@illinois.edu

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