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Amanda Ciafone is a cultural historian of capitalism, especially interested in culture industries and the role of the media in constructing meaning around economic and social relations. Her research and teaching is at the nexus of various fields including cultural history and cultural studies of the United States in the world, especially Latin America; political economy; culture and media industries; and social movements. She has recently completed her first book, Counter-Cola: A Multinational History of the Global Corporation, about The Coca-Cola Company and the politics, cultural representations, and social movements around the multinational corporation.

Ciafone is also at work on a new book project on the relationship between technology and old age, as part of the new, growing field of humanistic studies of aging.


  • Ph.D., American Studies, Yale University
  • M.A., American Studies, Yale University
  • B.A., American Civilization, Brown University

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culture industry Social Sciences
old age Social Sciences
Social Relations Social Sciences
neoliberalism Social Sciences
Social Movements Social Sciences
corporation Social Sciences
media industry Social Sciences
water Social Sciences

Research Output 2004 2019


The Gray Panthers are watching: gray women’s media activism in the 1970s and 80s

Ciafone, A., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Feminist Media Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

old age
Aging of materials
Open Access
Franchise system

The Third Age in the Third World: Outsourcing and Outrunning Old Age to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Ciafone, A., May 2018, Care Home Stories: Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Residential Care. Chivers, S. & Kriebernegg, U. (eds.). Transcript-Verlag, p. 155-174 (Aging Studies; vol. 14).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

Cokelandia: Building Coca-Cola Cities around the World

Ciafone, A. M., Dec 29 2015, American Historical Association.

Research output: Other contribution