“High reliability organizing through an extended crisis: A case study of a U.S. university during COVID-19”

Elizabeth Williams’s paper published in Journal of Applied Communication Research Along with coauthors Jody Donovan, Laura Giles, and David McKelfresh, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Elizabeth Williams has published the paper “High reliability organizing through an extended crisis: A case study of a U.S. university during COVID-19” in Journal of Applied Communication Research. […]

“Angloscene: Compromised Personhood in Afro-Chinese Translations”

Jay Ke-Schutte’s new book published by University of California Press Postdoctoral fellow in the CSU Departments of Communication Studies and Anthropology Dr. Jay Ke-Schutte’s book Angloscene: Compromised Personhood in Afro-Chinese Translations is being published in February 2023. Angloscene is available for preorder now. About the book: Angloscene examines Afro-Chinese interactions within Beijing’s aspirationally cosmopolitan student class. […]

“Alexander Nevsky of Russia, Reanimated and Repurposed”

Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager’s essay published in the Wilson Center’s Russia File Along with coauthor Anya Free, Associate Professor Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager has published the paper “Alexander Nevsky of Russia, Reanimated and Repurposed” in the Wilson Center’s Russia File, a blog of the Kennan Institute. Excerpt: “In September 2022, Alexander Beglov, the governor of St. Petersburg, visited the […]

“Comic Drunks, Crazy Cults, and Lovable Monsters: Bad Behavior on American Television”

Scott Diffrient’s new book published by Syracuse University Press Professor and Programming Director for the ACT Human Rights Film Festival Scott Diffrient has published the book Comic Drunks, Crazy Cults, and Lovable Monsters: Bad Behavior on American Television. About the book: Contradictory to its core, the sitcom—an ostensibly conservative, tranquilizing genre—has a long track record […]

“The banality of Putin’s propaganda: A dangerous déjà vu”

Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager’s paper published in the Forum for Ukrainian Studies Along with coauthor Evgeniya Pyatovskaya, Associate Professor Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager has published the paper “The banality of Putin’s propaganda: A dangerous déjà vu” in the Forum for Ukrainian Studies. Excerpt: “While Russia is continuing its aggression in Ukraine and the West is punishing Russia with economic sanctions […]

“Perceived immediacy and burnout as mediators of instructor misbehaviors and students’ task value”

Emeline Ojeda-Hecht’s paper published in Southern Communication Journal Along with coauthors Stephanie Kelly, Ryan Goke, and Nikki Christen, Ph.D. student Emeline Ojeda-Hecht has published the paper “Perceived immediacy and burnout as mediators of instructor misbehaviors and students’ task value” in Southern Communication Journal. Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to examine instructional influences […]

A productive year abroad for Professor Hye Seung Chung

Two new publications by Professor Hye Seung Chung This fall, Professor Hye Seung Chung returned from a year in Seoul, South Korea, where she and CSU Professor Scott Diffrient were completing their prestigious Fulbright scholarship research project, “Beyond Anti-Communism and National Propaganda: Reevaluating South Korea’s State Film Censorship of the Cold War Era.” During her […]

“Movie minorities: Transnational rights advocacy and South Korean cinema”

Professors Hye Seung Chung and Scott Diffrient co-write new book Professor Hye Seung Chung and Professor Scott Diffrient just returned from a year in Seoul, South Korea, where they were completing their prestigious Fulbright scholarship research project, “Beyond Anti-Communism and National Propaganda: Reevaluating South Korea’s State Film Censorship of the Cold War Era.” During their […]

In the news: Professor Nick Marx’s new book

Earlier this month, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Nick Marx’s new book, That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them, coauthored with Boston College Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Department Matt Sienkiewicz, was published by University of California Press. (Our blog post about the book can be found […]

“The Refractive Comic: Nanette and Comedy From Inside Identity”

Kiah Bennett’s paper published in Television & New Media Ph.D. student Kiah Bennett has published the paper “The Refractive Comic: Nanette and Comedy From Inside Identity” in Television & New Media. Abstract: This essay theorizes a millennial-era iteration of stand-up comedy: refractive comedy. Through close textual analysis of Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette (2018), I argue refractive […]