Jacob Mertens

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  • Teaching Assistant
  • Media and Cultural Studies
Office Hours:
  • Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00 PM
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Jacob Mertens is a PhD candidate in the Media and Cultural Studies program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He studies digital distribution, video games, translation and localization across international boundaries, and animation. His dissertation explores the industrial trends and affordances of the video game digital marketplace, tensions between video game producers and their audiences, and the negotiations of negative receptions through updates and marketing. 


  • B.A. Film Studies, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, 2012
  • M.A. Film Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016


  • Robert J. Wickhem Award for Excellence in Teaching Media Production , 2018


  • CA 351 - Television Industries
  • CA 355 - Introduction to Media Production
  • CA 449 - Sound Cultures: Podcasting and Music [Reader]
  • CA 547 - Digital Game Cultures [Reader]
  • CA 100 - Introduction to Speech Composition