Category Archives: Dissertations

M&C Student Constanta Alina Hogea Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to M&C student Constanta Alina Hogea, who successfully defended her dissertation on April 16, 2014. The title of her dissertation is “Collective Memory and National Identity in Post-Communist Romania: Representations of the Communist Past in Romanian Media and Romanian Politics (1990-2009).” The members of her dissertation examination committee were Carolyn Kitch (Chair), Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Nancy Morris, and Mihai Coman (University of Bucharest; outside reader).

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M&C Student Sam Srauy Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to M&C student Sam Srauy, who successfully defended his dissertation on April 10, 2014. The title of his dissertation is “Speaking About Race: Biopower and Racism in the Videogame Landscape.” The members of his dissertation examination committee were Jan Fernback (Chair), Nancy Morris, Hector Postigo, and Casey O’Donnell (Michigan State University; outside reader).

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M&C Student Carrie Teresa Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to M&C student Carrie Teresa, who successfully defended her dissertation on April 9, 2014. The title of her dissertation is “Looking at the Stars: The Black Press, African American Celebrity Culture and Critical Citizenship in Early Twentieth Century America, 1895-1935.” The members of her dissertation examination committee were Carolyn Kitch (Dissertation Chair), Andrew Mendelson, Susan Jacobson (Florida International University), and Linn Washington (Department of Journalism; outside reader).

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M&C Student Angela Cirucci Defends Dissertation Proposal

Congratulations to M&C student Angela M. Cirucci, who previously passed her preliminary examinations and on January 27, 2014 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “The Structured Self: Authenticity, Agency, & Anonymity in Social Networking Sites” The members of her dissertation advisory committee are Brooke E. Duffy (Chair), Matthew Lombard, Hector Postigo, and Pablo Vila (Department of Sociology).

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M&C Student Kelly George Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to M&C student Kelly George, who successfully defended her dissertation on November 21, 2013. The title of her dissertation is “The Birth of a Haunted ‘Asylum’: Public Memory and Community Storytellings.” The members of her dissertation examination committee were Carolyn Kitch (Chair), Fabienne Darling-Wolf, David Mitchell (Department of English, George Washington University), and Seth Bruggeman (Department of History; outside reader).

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M&C Student Maria Cipollone Successfully Defends Proposal

Congratulations to M&C student Maria Cipollone, who previously passed her preliminary examinations and on September 26, 2013 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “Motivation to Mine: An Analysis of the Motivation for Extended Video Game Play Among Preadolescents in a Physical Learning Environment.” The members of her dissertation advisory committee are Deborah Cai (Chair), Matthew Lombard, Adrienne Shaw and Catherine Schifter (College of Education). 

 
You can send congratulations directly to Maria at mariacip@temple.edu .

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M&C Student Kelly Mendoza Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to M&C student Kelly Mendoza, who successfully defended her dissertation on May 16, 2013. The title of her dissertation is “Protection and Empowerment: Exploring Parents Use of Internet Mediation Strategies with Preteens.” The members of her dissertation examination committee were Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Co-chair), Renee Hobbs (Co-chair, University of Rhode Island), Catherine Schifter (College of Education) and Vanessa Domine (Montclair State University; outside reader).

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Melissa Meade successfully defends dissertation proposal

Melissa Meade, who previously passed her preliminary examinations, on April 30, 2013 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “The Shadow of ‘King Coal’ Ethnic relations, Communication and Violence in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania.” The members of her dissertation advisory committee are Nancy Morris (Chair), Patrick Murphy, Carolyn Kitch and Judith Goode (Anthropology).

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Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri successfully defends dissertation proposal

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri, who previously passed her preliminary examinations, on May 1, 2013 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “Iranian Documentary Film Culture After the 1979 Revolution.” The members of her dissertation advisory committee are Patrick Murphy (Chair), Roderick Coover (Film & Media Arts), Naomi Schiller (Anthropology) and Hamid Naficy (Northwestern University).

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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).

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