M&C Student Biographies

Darren Bau-Madsen

Contact information:
Email: darren.bau-madsen@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.S., Colorado State University, Public Communication and Technology, 2009
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, English/Cognitive Science, 2002

Research interests:
Psychological processing of media, new media

Kathryn Beardsley

Contact information:
Email: kathryn.beardsley@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Liberal Arts, 2009
  • B.A., Cornell University, English and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, 2007

Research interests:
Communication history, disability studies, cultural and historical constructions of difference in mass media, race and gender studies

Michael K. Canty

Contact Info:
Email: michael.canty@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe, Communication: Strategic Communication, 2010
  • B.A., Louisiana State University, Political Science: Comparative Politics, 2007

Research Interests:
Gender and sexuality studies with an emphasis on LGBTQ issues, online identity construction, new media, social media, corporate communications and public relations

Weidan Cao

Contact information:
Email: weidan@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, 2006
  • B.A., Jianghan University, English, 2004

Research interests:
Comic arts, intercultural communication, quantitative research methods

Angela Carter

Contact information:
Email: angela.carter@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.J., Temple University, 2003
  • B.A., West Chester University, Social Work, 1998

Research interests:
Representations of race and gender, media literacy, psychological
processing of media

John C. Church, Jr.

Contact information:
Email: jcchurch@temple.edu and jchurch@vfmac.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., U. S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies, 2001
  • M.A., American University, Communication: Journalism and Public Affairs, 1998
  • B.S., United States Naval Academy, Political Science, 1989

Research interests: 
Political communication and the history of service to country and community and how the processing and communication of such service was and is portrayed in the media

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Host of “Life Long Learning” which can be seen on Radnor Studio 21, Radnor Township, PA., (and on You Tube), featuring reviews of scholarly works

Maria Christina Cipollone

Contact information:
Email: mariacip@temple.edu
Website: http://about.me/mariacipollone

Degrees:

  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2004, Liberal Arts
  • B.A., Dickinson College, 2001, English and Spanish

Research interests:
Media and identity construction, psychological processing of media, media and the cognitive process, US popular culture and representations of race

Angela M. Cirucci

Contact information:
Email: angela.cirucci@temple.edu
Web: http://www.angelacirucci.com

Degrees:

  • M.A., Temple University, 2011, Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media
  • B.A., Rowan University, 2007, Radio, Television and Film

Research interests:
Social media’s effects on identity formation and perception of reality, social media and immersion, teen usage of new media, digital and media literacy

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Cirucci, A.M. (2011, October 27). Space telescopes and social media: Electronic consciousness extended, overheated and reversed? Part of a panel entitled Cosmic McLuhan: Space ages, space telescopes and spaceship earth. Paper to be presented at McLuhan’s Philosophy of Media Centennial Conference in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Cirucci, A. M. (2011). First person paparazzi: A systematic analysis of identity and reality in social media and video games. Master’s Thesis. Temple University: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Cirucci, A. M. & Scheirer, A. E. (2011). A tale of two teachers: Contrasting approaches to media literacy integration in the middle school. Paper presented at The Northeast Media Literacy Conference in Storrs, CT and at The NAMLE Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Susannah K. Cobb

Contact information:
Email: susannah.cobb@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., Villanova University, Communication, 2008
  • B.A., Eastern University, Communication Studies, 2006

Research interests:
Advertising, new media, mass communication, how social media is shifting the way organizations communicate with their audiences, and secondarily, sports communication and sports culture

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Cobb, S. K. (2013). “The Man, The Celebrity, The Athlete: A Comparison of Media Representations of Tiger Woods from 2000 and 2010.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Washington, DC.
  • Cobb, S. K. & Gesualdi, M. M. (2012). “The Diffusion of New Media and the Evaluation of Public Relations Campaigns.” International Public Relations Research Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Cobb, S. K. (2012). “Embodiment of Masculinity? A Look at Media Representations of Masculinity and Tiger Woods from 2000 and 2010.” Temple University Graduate Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA

David Crider

Contact information:
Email: david.crider@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., Syracuse University, Media Studies, 2009
  • B.A., Susquehanna University, Mass Communications, 2000

Research interests:
Presentation and promotion of identity through media, contemporary and historical media programming practices, radio management and industry concerns

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Crider, D. (2009, August). Is There Anybody Out There?: How Radio Program Directors Target Today’s Audience. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications Convention Conference, Boston, MA.

Hyunji Doh

Contact information:
Email: hyunji.doh@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea, 2006
  • B.A., Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea, 2006

Research interests:
Gender representation, critical discourse analysis, lived experiences, public relations, health communication

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • An,B., & Doh,H. (2006). A Study on the Perceptions of Public Relations Practitioners of Leadership.
  • Gender Perspective: Focused on the independent Public Relations agencies. Korean Association for Advertising and Public Relations Journal 8(2), 7-52.
  • An,B., Doh,H., & Han,S. (2008). Effects of Dialogic Functions of Websites on Organizational Public Relationships. The Korean Journal of Advertising 19(6), 165-194.
  • Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Researcher, “Use of ICF as a Tool for Standardization of Rehabilitation Service for the Breast Cancer Survivors”
  • Korean Women’s Development Institute, Researcher,  “A Study on the Effective Establishment of the Gender Mainstreaming System (IV)”
  • Research project funded by Presidential Council on Nation Branding, Researcher, “An Analysis of Korea’s National Image Represented by Six Countries’ Media and the Enhancing Strategy”

Katrina Flener

Contact information:
Email: kflener@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.S., Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Television and Radio, 2006
  • B.A., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Media/Culture, 1993

Research interests:
Critical/cultural perspectives of the relationship between media and criminal justice policy (particularly drug policy); critical political economy of media; communication law and policy

Michael Fuller

Contact information:
Email: tuc15308@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.F.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Painting, 1991
  • B.F.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, Drawing, 1986

Research interests:
Communication between peripheries and centers, decolonization, legitimacy

Yvonne Fulmore

Contact information:
Email: yfulmore@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.F.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, Media Arts Production, 2010
  • B.A., Wellesley College, Media Arts and Sciences (with a concentration in Media Arts), 2007

Research interests:
Educational media production, image representation and media depictions of race and gender with a concentration on Black women, digital arts/interactive media, animation

Thomas Gallagher

Contact information:
Email: tgallagher85@gmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.A., Fordham University, 2010
  • B.A., LeMoyne College, 2007

Research interests:
Political communication, broadcast journalism, politically focused new media, media representations of popular culture

Kelly C. George

Contact information:
Email: kelly.george@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., Emerson College, Health Communication, 2008
  • B.A., Rutgers College, Rutgers University, English and Theater, 2000

Research interests:
Disability studies, strategic communication, non-profit organizations, health communication, qualitative research methods

Maxine Gesualdi

Contact information:
Email:maxinegesualdi@gmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.A., West Chester University of PA, Communication Studies, 2011
  • B.S., West Virginia University, Journalism, 1997

Research interests:
Public relations, integrated marketing communication, corporate reputation especially as created in online channels, social media, Cultural Studies and the cultural construct of “working mother”

Paige L. Gibson

Contact information:
Email:plg@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, Communication, 2013
  • B.A., Clemson University, Communication Studies, 2009

Research interests:
new media, online identity and community, collective memory, stigma and difference, privacy

Papers, presentations, and projects:
[Publications]

  • Gibson, P. L., & Jones, S. (2012). Remediation and remembrance: “Dancing Auschwitz,” collective memory and new media. ESSACHESS Journal for Communication Studies, 5(2), 107-131.
  • Papacharissi, Z., & Gibson, P. L. (2011). 15 minutes of privacy: Privacy, sociality and publicity on social network sites. In L. Reinecke & S. Tepte (Eds.), Privacy online: Theoretical approaches and research perspectives on the role of privacy in the social web (pp. 75-89). New York: Springer.

[Presentations]

  • Gibson, P. L. (2013). In memory’s shadow: ‘Dancing’ toward post-Holocaust German and Jewish selves. Memories of conflict, conflicts of memory: International conference, February 12-13, 2013. London, UK.
  • Gibson, P. L. (2011). Local neighborhoods, global communities: Tensions between
  • American and German notions of privacy. UICCC: Fostering collaboration, conversation, and critique across institutional boundaries, April 1, 2011. Chicago, IL.

Linda Greenwood

Contact information:
Email: linda.greenwood@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., Temple University, Rhetoric & Communication, 1997
  • B.A., Rutgers University, English, 1994

Research interests:
Political communication & new media, psychological processing of media, social impact of technology, visual communication

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • I am currently writing my dissertation proposal entitled: “Stimulating Interest in a Political Topic and Facilitating Deep Comprehension of a Political Text for Young Voters: Does Embodiment Matter?”
  • “The distance education evolution: issues and case studies” co-editor of book for Idea Group Publishers (in press; 2003)
  • “Convergent interests and divergent perspectives: The marketplace of ideas and knowledge building in a new media environment” paper presented at WWDU conference (2002)
  • “A framework for studying comic art” co-authored chapter published in The International Journal of Comic Art (1999)
  • “A semiotic analysis of media representations in comic art” (1998) paper presented at MMC research forum
  • “Politics in the age of information: Promise or peril? (1997) paper presented at IAMCR conference

Constanta Alina Hogea

Contact information:
Email: constanta.hogea@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., New School for General Studies, Media Studies, 2007
  • M.A., University of Bucharest, Romania, Mass Media Management, 1999
  • B.A., University of Bucharest, Romania, Journalism, 1998

Research interests:
Social change, communication and public policy, globalization, media ethics

Luling Huang

Contact information:
Email: luling.huang@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin, Media Studies, 2013
  • B.A., Communication University of China, TV Directing & Editing, 2011

Research interests:
Discourse and identity, new media, conversation analysis

Carrie Teresa Isard

Contact information:
Email: carrie.teresa@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Liberal Arts, 2007
  • B.A., Villanova University, English literature, 2003

Research interests:
Journalism and mass communication history, social memory, celebrity culture, race and representation, cultural studies, gender studies

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • “Courage and composure: The framing of the 1916 Easter Rising rebels as heroes in The Irish Times.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. Denver, CO. (August 2010).
  •  “The Emergence of the vamp-male: Examining hegemonic masculinity in True Blood and The Twilight Saga.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. San Antonio, TX. (April 2011)
  • “Champion Jack: Celebrity and collective representation in the Early 20th Century black press.” American Journalism Historians Association Conference. Kansas City, MO. (October 2011).
  • “The death of black boxing champion, Jack Johnson: White press coverage vs. black press coverage.” Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. (November 2011).
  • “Renegotiating the “Macho-Man Thing”: Expanding conceptions of masculinity in Murderball and How to Train Your Dragon. National Communication Association Conference. New Orleans, LA. (November 2011).
  • “Ghost in the House: Remembering champion Jack Johnson.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chicago, IL. (August 2012).
  • “The Kids Are Not Alright: The Symbolic functions of children in anniversary memory of September 11.” Carolyn Kitch, co-author. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chicago, IL. (August 2012).

Jaehyeon Jeong

Contact information:
Email: jeongljjy@gmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.A., New York University, Media, Culture, and Communication, 2009
  • M.A., Yeonsei University, Visual Communication, 2006
  • B.A., Seoul National University, Anthropology, 2002

Research interests:
Genre studies on comic arts, cultural studies on media, globalization and localization, cultural hybridization in the mediascape

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • “A study on the genre development and transformation of the Korean Comics: Focusing on Gourmet Comics.” Thesis presented at the Korean Society for Journalism & Communication Studies (2006)
  • “A study on the outsourcing policies of foreign TV networks and a way of applying to the domestic market.” Co-researcher of a research project of Korean Broadcasting Commission (2006)

Russell Johnson

Contact information:
Email: tuc14411@temple.edu

Degrees:

Research interests:

Rachel Jones

Contact information:
Email: rachelcjones@gmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.F.A., Boston University, Film Studies, 2007
  • B.F.A., New York University, Film & Television Production, 2002

Research interests:
Reception of American media in developing nations, camera as a vehicle for social change, gender studies, intercultural communication, social impact of technology

Ju Oak Kim

Contact information:
Email: juoak.kim@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.F.A., Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Television Production, 2009
  • M.A., Seoul National University, Communication, 2006
  • B.A., Seoul National University, Korean Education and Communication, 2001

Research interests:
Global communication, media production and industries, media in education, digital storytelling, narratives and representation of culture, the construction of identity through media

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Kim, J. (2010) The Edge of Heaven, Documentary Film Broadcasted on CUNY-TV and Screened at the Brecht Forum Center, Williamson Theater in College of Staten Island and The 32nd Asian American International Film Festival, New York, NY.
  • Kim, J. (2010). Minority’s Beacon: Uses of Documentary Film in the Classroom. Paper presented at the Cultural Studies Association Conference, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kim, J. (2010). Why did Ninjas come from Korea? Paper presented at the Cultural Studies Association Conference, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kim, J. (2009). The Wasted Land ‘Little Pakistan’: Discursive Change of American National Identity after 9/11. Paper Presented at the Cultural Studies Association Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Kim, J. (2008). Aspects of Media Globalization in Contemporary Korea. Paper Presented at the Cultural Studies Association Conference, New York, NY.
  • Kim, J. (2006). The Changes of TV Historical Documentary in Globalization. Journal ofProgram/Text, 15, 73~104.
  • Kim, J. (2006). A New Globalization Strategy of Korean Television Programs: Asian Values.  Paper Presented at the Asian Culture Forum, Gwangju, Korea.

Jessica Knab

Contact information:
Email: jessica.knab@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh, Secondary English Education, 2007
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, English Writing – Journalism, 2005

Research interests:
Communication and education, media literacy

Juan S. Larrosa-Fuentes

Contact information:
Email: larrosa@temple.edu
Blog: http://autorreferencial.wordpress.com

Degrees

  • M.A., University of Guadalajara, Media Studies.
  • B.A., University ITESO, Communication Sciences.

Research interests:
Media Systems, Political Economy, Political Communication, Media History.

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Larrosa, J. (2012) “Dispersal and Decentralization of a Local Communication Network: A Proposal to Strengthen the Development of Public Opinion in Mexico”, in Mascott, M. y Meixueiro, G. (coord.) National Award for Social Research and Public Opinion. México: CESOP. P.p. 291-314.
  • Larrosa, J., Reyes, J. y Castro, E. (2012) “Climate change in the national press: the media contribution to building an environmental culture”, in Ortiz, B. y Velasco C. (coord.) Social perception of climate change and guidelines for environmental education in Mexico. Mexico: Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla. P.p. 163-186
  • Castro, E., Reyes, J, y Larrosa, J. (2012) “Environment and national press: marginality and little substance”, in Ramos, J. y Molina, E. (cords.) Environmental Communication in Mexico: approaches, experiences, perspectives, México: Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, P.p. 51 – 77.
  • Larrosa-Fuentes, J. (2012) “The dialogue between media observatories and media: an unfinished agenda”, in Acosta, R. (coord.) Dialogue as an object of study, Mexico: ITESO. Pp. 171-190.
  • Castro, E., Larrosa-Fuentes, J., Reyes, J. (2011) “Analysis of the Perspective on Climate Change in the National Written Press”, in Latapí, year 2, number 3. Mexico: Secretariat of Education. Pp. 11-15.
  • Larrosa-Fuentes, J. (2011) “The Struggle for Telecommunications in Mexico: a Dispute against the Old Political and Economic Models”, in Analisis Plural (Plural Analysis), Semester 1 (2011). Pp. 56-72.

Byron Lee

Contact information:
Email: byron.lee@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, Women’s Studies, 2007
  • B.A., Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, Sociology, 2004

Research interests:
Gender and sexuality studies, ethnic studies, citizenship, construction and representations of identity, social networking, urban geography, cultural studies

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Lee, B. (2011, May). “Traveling to the Other, to the Self: Advertising “Places” to a “Gay” Community.” Virtual/Online paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Lee, B. (2011, March). Community History for Sale: Marketing a GLBT Past. Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Lee, B. (2010, November). “Don’t Look for Me: Decolonizing postcolonial ethnography.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Lee, B. (2010, August). “Breeding Masculinities: Bareback pornography and the fluid phallus.” Poster presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Lee, B. (2010, May). “Managing Public Representations of Community Memory: Gayborhoods as archival exhibitions of everyday life.” Paper presented at The Archive and Everyday Life, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hojeong Lee

Contact information:
Email: hojeong.lee@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., New York University, Media, Culture and Communication, 2009
  • M.A., Yonsei University, Visual Communication, 2006
  • B.A., Ewha Womans University, Economics, 2003

Research interests:
Globalization, audience studies, interaction between society and people through media, political dynamics

Marc Londo

Contact information:
Email: marc.londo@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., University of Central Florida, Communication, 2006
  • B.S., University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Psychology, 2001

Research interests:
Psychological processing of media, uses and gratifications, popular culture, intercultural communication, comic art, African American studies

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Londo, M. A. (March 2006). A Social Cognitive Approach Towards Understanding the Effects of Popular Poker Television Shows on College Students. Oral presentation at the 3rd Annual Showcase of Diverse Student Research. University of Central Florida. Orlando, Fl.
  • Londo, M. A. “A Social Cognitive Approach Towards Understanding the Effects of Popular Poker Television Shows on College Students.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, National Convention, Entertainment Studies Division, San Francisco, CA, 2006. Selected as one of the Top 5 papers.
  • Londo, M. A., Santana, M.C. Modeling a Media Phenomenon: Texas Hold Em. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.
  • Londo, M. A., Santana, Maria Cristina. (in press). Table Manners: A Retrospective on the Online Poker Craze. Web Journal of Mass Communication Research.
  • Londo, M. A. (in press). Review: Piled Higher and Deeper Comics. International Journal of Comic Art.
  • Londo, M. A. (in press). Mr. Tap. International Journal of Comic Art.

Heidi Mau

Contact information:
Email: heidi.mau@temple.edu 

Degrees:

  • M.F.A., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Film & Media Arts, 1997
  • B.S., Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, Arts & Media, 1985

Research interests:
Film and media studies, new media, digital culture, visual communication, gender and sexuality

Brian McFadden

Contact information:
Email: bfadds@gmail.com
Website (part-time blog): http://themediaevolution.wordpress.com

Degrees:

  • M.A., Fordham University, Public Communication, 2008
  • B.A., Fordham University, (1) Communication & Media Studies and (2) Classical Civilizations, 2007

Research interests:
Social networking, web-based dramaturgical relationships, identity and representation, sports broadcasting, new media

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • McFadden, B. “Covering Your Losses: An analysis of the Chicago Daily Tribune’s coverage of losing men and women’s baseball clubs.” Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Chicago, Illinois, April 2014.

Melissa R. Meade

Contact information:
Email: melimeade@yahoo.com

Degrees:

  • M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania, Sociolinguistics and Intercultural Communication with a Graduate Certificate in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • M.S., University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián, Spain, Intercultural Studies
  • B.A., Albright College, Spanish, English, and Women’s Studies

Research interests:
International and intercultural communication issues

Papers, presentations, and projects:

[Selected papers and presentations]

  • Undocumented Immigrant Voices in the Public Sphere: A Case Study. National Communication Association. New Orleans, LA, November 2011. (Forthcoming.)
  • Violence, Oppression, and Double Standards in Three Colombian Films. Films as Spaces of Cultural Encounters Conference. Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2011.
  • Racial Hegemony and Myth. Hegemony and the Image Conference. Klagenfurt University, Klagenfurt. Austria, May 2011.
  • An Immigrant Counterpublic in the Time of the Arizona Law. Cornell University. Youth, Identities, and Transnational Flows. Ithaca, NY, March 2011.
  • War and Peace Journalism in Basque and Spanish Print Media. Fifth Global Temple Conference. Temple University. Philadelphia, PA, Nov 2010.
  • The Myth of Freedom of Expression in the U.S. National Discourse. Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference, East Stroudsburg, PA, Oct 2010.
  • Beautiful Penn Wimmin’ [sic] Writing in a Room of Their Own. University of Notre Dame. Gender, Place, and Space Conference. South Bend, IN, March 2010.
  • International School of Communications. Fourth Global Temple Conference. Temple University. Philadelphia, PA, Nov 2009.
  • Actividades de Formacion para Mejorar Interacciones y Habilidades Interculturales. University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, October 2001.

[Invited lectures]

  • Speaking about the U.S. While Abroad. Rotary International Peace and Ambassadorial Scholar Conference Keynote Speaker. Freedom Foundation. Valley Forge, PA, June 2004.
  • Reflections on the Spanish Election: 3/11, the Civil War, ETA, and the European Union. Rotary District Conference plenary address. Scranton, PA, April 2004.
  • International Educational Exchange as a Pathway to Peace. Rotary District Conference plenary address. Hagerstown, MD, May 2003.
  • International Educational Exchange as a Means to Achieve Intercultural Understanding. Rotary International Conference plenary address. Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, April 2003.
  • North American Perspectives on Witnessing 9/11 Attacks while Living Abroad. Antenna 3 News Series, San Sebastian, Spain, Sept 2001.

[Film]

  • Shenandoah, PA. Pennsylvania Communication Association. Westminster College. New Wilmington, PA. October 2011. (Forthcoming).

Jennifer Midberry

Contact information:
Email: jmidberry@gmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.A., New York University, Near Eastern Studies, 2007
  • B.A., Messiah College, Journalism, 2001

Research interests:
Visual communication and photojournalism, intercultural communication, media coverage of conflict and representations of the Middle East

Alanna Miller

Contact information:
Email: alannarmiller@gmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.A., Syracuse University, Television, Radio, and Film 2006
  • B.A. University of Maryland, College Park, Journalism 2004

Research interests:
Film and television studies, popular culture, cultural and critical studies, ideology in science fiction and cult media, interactive media

Armando Morales

Contact information:
Email: armando.morales@gmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.J., Temple University, 2008
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, English, 2004

Research interests:
International media, Latin America and specifically Cuba, press relationships with governments and institutions

Stephanie Morrow

Contact information:
Email: stephmorrow72@yahoo.com

Degrees:

  • M.J., Temple University
  • B.A., West Chester University, Communications

Research interests:
Political communication, public relations, communication history

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Morrow, S. “Political Agenda Setting: A Comparison of Coverage of the 2008 Election.” Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2009.

Eloise Murphy

Contact information:
Email: eloise.murphy@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.S., Drexel University, Communication, 2010
  • B.S., Drexel University, Communication and Applied Technology, 2006

Research interests:
Critical analysis of political rhetoric

Stephanie Palmieri

Contact information:
Email: stephanie.palmieri@temple.edu
Web: http://palmieriportfolio.weebly.com

Degrees:

  • M.A., Lehigh University, Secondary Education, 2009
  • B.A., Lehigh University, English, 2007

Research interests:
Representations of sexuality and sexual violence in young adult fiction, young adult fantasy fiction and magical realism, and critical literacy in middle grades education

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Age, Gender, and Power: Identity Formation in Artemis Fowl (2011)
  • Boys that Care and Girls that Dare: Fluid Gender Identity in Suzanne Collins’ The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games (2013)

Michael Plugh

Contact information:
Email: mike@plugh.net

Degrees:

  • M.A., Fordham University, Public Communication
  • B.A., Marist College, Communications

Research interests:
Collaboration, collaborative education, public discourse, media ecology, general semantics

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Plugh, M. (2010). The Quaker Tradition: Meaning in Silence. Presented at the Institute of General Semantics symposium in New York, NY in October, 2010.

Elizaveta Provorova

Contact information:
Email: e.provorova@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • Ph.D., St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, Cultural studies, 2008
  • B.A. (Cum Laude), St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, Cultural studies, 2005
  • Certificate in Translation and Interpreting, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2005

Research interests:
Media literacy (K-12 education, critical thinking, social skills, civic engagement), gender studies, gender representations, media representations of sensitive issues (child sexual abuse)

Papers, presentations, and projects:

[Publications]

(in English)

(in Ruussia)

  • Provorova, Elizaveta. 2010. Translation and afterword of the article: Peering through the Crack & good-bye to all that: 30 years of TV, telephones, sports, drugs, etc. by Elli Lester Roushanzamir (Qualitative Inquiry, 2009, V.15, #1). Studia culturae. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Philosophical society. pp. 278-296.
  • Provorova, Elizaveta. 2008. “Homosexuality and postmodernity. Shifting normativity limits.” Bulletin of Herzen State Pedagogical University, 23(54). St. Petersburg: Herzen State Pedagogical University. pp. 118-124.
  • Provorova, Elizaveta. 2007. “The correlation between sanctions that follow breaking of social norms and the stability of the society.” Philosophy of Culture and Cultural Studies: challenges and solutions (Round table proceedings). St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Philosophical society. pp. 276-385.
  • Provorova, Elizaveta. 2006. “The problematic nature of the ontological status of norms.”Philosophy of Culture and Cultural Studies: challenges and solutions (Round table proceedings). St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Philosophical society. pp. 298-302
  • Provorova, Elizaveta. 2006. “Lost in a crowd. Norms and a genius.” Studia culturae. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Philosophical society. pp. 182-185.

[Presentations]

  • AEJMC:Seeing the Other: Sexuality and gender in the globalized world’, August 2013 (Washington, DC)
  • ICA:Media production as a way to increase collaboration skills: A media literacy experiment’, June 2013 (London, UK)
  • Northeast Media Literacy Conference, University of Connecticut: ‘Media literacy for underprivileged/diverse populations’ (with Jonathan Friesem and Kelsey Greene), April 2013
  • Graduate Conference, University of Rhode Island: ‘Teaching and learning about media literacy using multi-media methods’ (with Jonathan Friesem and Wendy Grosskopf), April 2013 (Kingston, RI)
  • Graduate Research Forum, Temple University (second place):Language revitalization through schools: Human agency’, March 2013 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Digital Engagement, University of Rhode Island:Gender diversity program: A media literacy curriculum’, February 2013 (Providence, RI)
  • Pennsylvania Communication Association Convention:Child sexual abuse and the media in the United States: Exploring media consumers’ reactions’, October 2012 (Ursinus College, PA)
  • Graduate Fellows Research Symposium, Temple University: ‘Oprah.com as an online resource about child sexual abuse’, September 2012 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Graduate Research Forum, Temple University:Television in post-socialist Russia: Literature review’, March 2012 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Global Fusion, Temple University:Something about evil twins: American TV shows on Russian television’, October 2011 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Graduate Fellows Research Symposium, Temple University: ‘Low-quality translation and dubbing of American television programs broadcast in Russia’, September 2011 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • E-Youth: Balancing Between Opportunities and Risks? (international conference): ‘Young people and the freedom of the Internet: a comparative study of the influences of cultural contexts on self-nicknaming practices in Iranian and Russian chat rooms’ (with Reza Jarvandi), May 2010 (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Philosophy of Culture and Cultural Studies: challenges and solutions (round table discussion): ‘The correlation between sanctions that follow breaking of social norms and the stability of the society’, October 2007 (St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • Philosophy of Culture and Cultural Studies: challenges and solutions (round table discussion): ‘The problematic nature of the ontological status of norms’, November 2006 (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Michael RobbGrieco

Contact information:
Email: robbgrieco@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A.T., University of New Hampshire, Secondary English
  • B.A., Bucknell University, English

Research interests:
Media literacy (in relation to K-12 education, academic achievement, civic engagement, adolescent identity, urban learners, critical and constructivist pedagogy, teacher education, and parental involvement in children’s media use); remix culture; remix practice as a component of literacy (appropriation, modification and distribution of digital texts for new purposes and contexts as a means of cultural participation); teaching and learning about copyright and fair use; music and adolescent identity

Papers, presentations, and projects:

[Publications]

  • RobbGrieco, M. & Hobbs, R., joint authors (2010, in press). Passive Dupes, Code-Breakers, & Savvy Users: Theorizing Media Literacy in English Language Arts. In D. Lapp & D. Fisher (eds.) Handbook on Research in English Language Arts. Routledge, NY.
  • RobbGrieco, M. and Renee Hobbs. (2009, March). Media Use & Academic Achievement among African-American Elementary Children. Philadelphia: Temple University.
    Online: http://mediaeducationlab.com/publications/list. Presented at Broadcast Educators Association conference, Las Vegas, in April 2009. Academic revision seeking publication in Journal of Media & Children.
  • RobbGrieco, M. Perez, A.C., Moore, D., Dainoff, B., Kiser, E.C. and Hobbs, R.. (2008, April). It’s a Media World After All: A Survey of Children’s Media and Technology Use.Philadelphia: Temple University. Online: http://mediaeducationlab.com/publications/list
  • Hobbs, R., and RobbGrieco, M. (2007). The National Media Education Conference helps strengthen the field. Youth Media Reporter 3(1), July 31, 2007.

[Presentations]

  • RobbGrieco, M. (2010). Developing Multimedia Texts to Teach Copyright & Fair Use. Presented at Popular Culture Association conference in St. Louis, MO in April, 2010.
  • RobbGrieco, M. (2009). Bridges, Carrots, and Vehicles: How Pre-Service English Teachers Intend to Use Non-Print and Print Media for Teaching and Learning. Paper presented at National Council for Teachers of English conference, Philadelphia, PA, November, 2009.
  • RobbGrieco, M. (2009). Remix as Composition. Presented on a panel entitled Digital Learning and the Fair Use of Web 2.0 Texts and Technologies at the Conference of College Composition and Communication in San Francisco, CA in March 2009.
  • RobbGrieco, M. (2008). Working-in critical thinking: Introducing media literacy in vocational communication arts. Action research presented in a panel entitled The Media Education Lab:  Creating university-community partnerships in media literacy at the National Communication Association conference in San Diego, CA, November, 2008.
  • RobbGrieco, M. (2008). Mash-up, mix-down: Mapping remix discourses towards and understanding of the educational possibilities of remix practice. Presented as part of a panel presentation entitled Cut, paste, learn: Educational affordances of remix practice(RobbGrieco, panel chair) for Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2008.
  • RobbGrieco, M. (2007). Top five songs at my funeral: Using music tastes for critical inquiry.Presented at National Media Educators Conference (NMEC), St. Louis, MO, June 2007.
  • RobbGrieco, M. (2006). Roles of Media in Adolescent Identity. Presented at Temple University School of Communications and Theater Competitive Research Forum, February 2007.

Kelly K. Ryan

Contact information:
Email: keisryan@earthlink.net

Degrees:

  • M.A., Media Studies, New School University, 2004
  • B.A., English, Temple University, 1996

Research interests:
Online identity construction, cyberculture studies, media ownership issues, media literacy, political economy of information, history of advertising

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Ryan, K. K. (2002, October). Click on me: Identity as commodity in the digital age. Paper presented at New School University Critical Themes in Media Studies yearly conference.
  • Ryan, K. K. (2002, October). The whole world in its hands: The global reach of Coca-cola. Paper presented at New York State Communications Association yearly conference.

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri

Contact information:
Email: tuc16440@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., New York University, Cinema Studies
  • B.A., Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Research interests:
Film studies; documentary film; Iranian cinema; cinema, culture and representation

Papers, presentations, and projects:

[Presentations]

  • “Images of Iranian Women in Film.” February 2010, presented at Southwest Texas Popular Culture, American Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM.
  • “Women in Iranian War Cinema.” June, 2008. St. Andrews University Conference on Iranian Cinema. St. Andrews, Scotland.

[Selected Filmography]

  • Cinema Encounters in Tehran, 2009, broadcast on Link TV.
  • Caught Between Two Worlds, 2008, distributed by Arab Films.
  • Women Like Us, 2002, distributed by Women Make Movies, Broadcast on PBS.
  • A Place Called Home, 1998, distributed by Women Make Movies.

Zhou Shan

Contact information:
Email: bellonashan@gmail.com

Research Interests:
Social Media, Public opinion, political participation, cyberbalkanization

Chad Sims

Contact information:
Email: chad.sims@temple.edu

Degrees:

Research interests:
Film studies, video essay, psychoanalytic theory

Sam Srauy

Contact information:
Email: ssrauy@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., California State University, Fresno, 2006
  • B.A., California State University, Fresno, 2003

Research interests:
Political communication, new media, media structures, development communication, municipal wireless network

Emil Steiner

Contact information:
Email: emil.steiner@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., Temple University, Journalism, 2012
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Political Science, Psychology, 2001

Research interests:
Journalism, social media, social memory, psychology, investor behavior, events

Papers, presentations, and books:

“Minding the Gap: The Pedagogy of Contemporary American Sports Reporting”; Temple University Graduate Research Forum; Philadelphia, PA; March, 2012.

“Fencing History: The methods and motives that drive memory socialization after trauma”; Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference; John Jay College of Criminal Justice; March, 2012.

“European Fascination”; Goethe Institute; Prague, Czech Republic; February, 2011.

“Tweeting Transparency: Crowdsourced Corruption in 140 Characters or Less”; Temple Global Conference; Philadelphia, PA; November, 2010.

Drunk Driving; Baltimore: Publish America; 2005.

Siobahn (Tara) Stiles

Contact information:
Email: tara.stiles@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., Fordham University, Communications and Media Studies, 2005
  • B.A., Fordham University, English and Creative Writing, 2003

Research interests:
Development communication, discourse analysis, globalization, and women’s studies, with a specific concentration on the mass media’s influence and involvement with human sex trafficking

Chiaoning Su

Contact information:
Email: chiaoning.su@temple.edumisia_misia@hotmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.A., Emerson College, Boston, Management and Organizational Communication, 2003
  • B.A., National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Sociology, 2001

Research interests:
Cultural studies, popular culture, consumer culture and modernity, culture commodity, globalization, international communication, culture imperialism


HaeLim Suh

Contact information:
Email: haelimsuh@gmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.A., Ewha University, Media Studies, 2003
  • B.A., Ewha University, Mass Communication, 2000

Research interests:
International film industry, gender representation in intercultural communication, audience studies of digital media and online games

Yuanxin Wang

Contact information:
Email: yuanxin.wang@gmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.Phil., Hong Kong Baptist University

Research interests:
Media effects, new media study, environmental communication

Papers, presentations, and projects:

  • Wang, Y. (20110, February). New media public participation in environmental decision-making (EDM) in China: A case study of ‘text protest’ in Xiamen. Paper presented in WSCA, Monterrey, California.

Nicole Westrick

Contact Information:
Email: nmwestrick@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • Graduate Certificate, Johns Hopkins University, Skilled Facilitator, 2008
  • MPM, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Communications and Theater, 1994

Research Interests:
conflict management, human computer interaction, organizational communication, social media, strategic communication

Kun Xu

Contact:
Email: kun.xu@temple.edu

Degrees:

  • M.A., Kent State University, Communication Studies, 2013
  • B.A., Shanghai International Studies University, International Journalism, 2011

Research interests:
social and psychological effects of new media use, people’s uncontrollable use of
media, online public opinions including online activism.

Jinjie Yang

Contact information:
Email: yangjinjie07@yahoo.com

Degrees:

  • M.S Iowa State University, Sociology, 2013
  • B.A China Youth University for Political Sciences, Sociology, 2011

Research interest:
risk perception and risk communication, environmental communication, technological communication

Chen Zeng

Contact information:
Email: zengchen0926@gmail.com

Degrees:

  • M.A. Hong Kong Baptist University

Research interest:
media effects, public opinion, political communication, new media, globalization, individual journalism.