Congratulations to M&C student Elizaveta Provorova, who has completed and passed her preliminary examinations. The members of Elizaveta’s examination committee were Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Ph.D. (Chair; Examination topic: Communication Theory), Brooke Duffy, Ph.D. (Communication Research Methods), and Adrienne Shaw, Ph.D. (Politics of Representation).
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Congratulations to M&C student Sam Srauy and his spouse Amanda Browning, who are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Rose. Madeline was born on Wednesday February 5 at 10 am. Sam reports that “she is 6 lbs 14 oz and 20 inches of cuteness and that Mom and baby are doing well — exhausted, but well.”
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).
By Jeff Cronin
Every two years, athletes from all over the world showcase their talents on the Olympic stage. But over the past decade, this stage has become more of a fashion catwalk.
With designers like Ralph Lauren and Armani behind the uniforms of Team U.S.A. and Team Italy, the high culture of fashion and the mass-culture appeal of sports have collided, says Susannah Cobb McMonagle, a PhD student pursuing her degree in media and communication. The increasing presence of fashion brands at the Olympics “points to emerging trends in promotional culture. The fashion and sport industries are … Read more »
M&C student Maria Cipollone discusses her research and related topics on Episode 20 of the Minecraft Minechat podcast. Here’s a description:
“Do popular video games like Minecraft help people learn? What happens when video game fun becomes mandatory? And can video games realistically exist and remain a part of the structured learning experience?
Congratulations to M&C student Jennifer Midberry, who has had two papers accepted for presentation at the 2014 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 22-26 in Seattle. The papers are “Graphic News Images and Audience Reactions: Empathy, Distress and Prosocial Behavior” and “The Only Image I Ever See: Media Consumers’ Perceptions of Iraqis, Muslims, Arabs and Middle Easterners.”
Congratulations to M&C student Jaehyeon Jeong, who has completed and passed his preliminary examinations. The members of Jaehyeon’s examination committee were: Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Chair; Examination topic: Communication Theory), Brooke Duffy (Examination topic: Communication Research Methods), Patrick Murphy (Examination topic: Media and Identity).
Congratulations to M&C student Susannah Cobb McMonagle, who has completed and passed her preliminary examinations. The members of Susannah’s examination committee were Brooke Duffy (Chair; Examination topic: Advertising and Consumer Culture), Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Communication Theory), Catherine Schifter (College of Education; examination topic: Communicaiton Research Methods).
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).
Temple University’s Center for the Humanities Awards Doctoral Fellowship to M&C Student Angela Cirucci
Congratulations to M&C student Angela Cirucci, who has been awarded a Graduate School Senior Doctoral Fellowship for Spring 2014 from Temple University’s Center for the Humanities (CHAT). The award makes it possible for students to devote a semester to writing their dissertation; they receive a $10,000 stipend, one tuition credit, benefits, and $500 in research funding, and they attend and participate in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar, where they present some of their work for discussion and critique. Details about the Fellowship are available here.