Senior M&C students to present their dissertation project April 24 and May 2, 2013

The Media & Communication (M&C) doctoral program invites you to attend one or both of two upcoming sets of presentations of dissertation projects by our senior students.

The presentations (details below) will be on Wednesday April 24 and Thursday May 2 from 10 a.m. to noon in the M&C/SMC research space, the M.I.N.D. Lab, which is located in Annenberg Hall room 1H (diagonally across the hall from the SMC IT office).

Each set of three presentations will feature approximately 20-minute talks followed by informal question and answer sessions.

If you can join us please R.S.V.P. to Matthew Lombard at

We hope to see you on the 24th and/or 2nd!

Wednesday April 24, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Annenberg 1H (MIND Lab)

1. David Crider : “The Construction and Performance of an On-Air Radio Identity”

Nancy Morris (chair)
Donnalyn Pompper
Patrick Murphy

2. Sam Srauy: “Speaking About Race: Power, Economics, and Racism in a New Media Landscape”

Jan Fernback (chair)
Hector Postigo
Nancy Morris

3. Katrina Flener : “Drug Narratives and Differences in Ideological Content across Varying Economic Models of Television”

Carolyn Kitch (chair)
Jan Fernback
Kathleen Auerhahn (Department of Criminal Justice)

Thursday May 2, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Annenberg 1H (MIND Lab)

1. Maria Christina Cipollone : “Motivation to Mine: An Analysis of the Motivation for Extended Video Game Play Among Preadolescents in a Physical Learning Environment”

Matthew Lombard (chair)
Adrienne Shaw
Catherine Schifter (College of Education)

2. Byron Lee: “Tales of the Gayborhood: Mediating Philadelphia’s Gay Urban Spaces”

Fabienne Darling-Wolf (chair)
Carolyn Kitch
John Edward Campbell

3. Constanta Alina Hogea (via Skype): “Collective Memory and National Identity in Post-Communist Romania: Representations of the Communist Past in Romanian Media and Romanian Politics (1990 – 2009)”

Carolyn Kitch (chair)
Thomas Jacobson
Nancy Morris

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