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 […]

“That’s not funny: How the right makes comedy work for them”

Nick Marx’s new book published by University of California Press Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Nick Marx and Boston College Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Department Matt Sienkiewicz have published the book That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them. About the book: A rousing call for liberals […]

“(W)reckoning dual pandemics through food and hip-hop topoi: An analysis of Ghetto Gastro’s Afrocentric PCI rhetoric”

Mitch Combs and Kristen Herring’s article published in Popular Culture Studies Journal Ph.D. students Mitch Combs and Kristen Herring have published the article “(W)reckoning dual pandemics through food and hip-hop topoi: An analysis of Ghetto Gastro‘s Afrocentric PCI rhetoric” in Popular Culture Studies Journal. Excerpt: Contemporary chefs are pushing the boundaries of their work beyond the kitchen, […]

“A transcription system for nonverbal listening behavior”

Elizabeth Parks and Kiah Bennett’s article published in International Journal of Listening Assistant Professor Elizabeth Parks and Ph.D. student Kiah Bennett have published the article “A transcription system for nonverbal listening behavior” in International Journal of Listening. Abstract: Nonverbal communication behavior is central to the communicative performance of listening. Yet listening scholarship has primarily been […]

“Home economics: Sitcom capitalism, conservative comedy, and media conglomeration in post-network television”

Nick Marx’s article published in Communication, Culture & Critique Associate Professor Nick Marx has published the article “Home economics: Sitcom capitalism, conservative comedy, and media conglomeration in post-network television” in Communication, Culture & Critique, volume 16, issue 1, March 2022. Abstract: This article argues that conservative comedy has become a considerable cultural force in the service […]

Reconnecting at the 2022 WSCA Convention

Last month, communication studies scholars were excited to gather from around the region for their first in-person Western States Communication Association (WSCA) annual convention since the COVID-19 pandemic began. They met up in Portland, Oregon, where CSU hosted a special reception for graduate students, faculty, and alumni one night to celebrate.  Many of our faculty […]

Crossing national borders to bolster democratic engagement through film and media

The full story originally appeared and can be found in CSU’s College of Liberal Arts Magazine. A number of Korean films have enjoyed crossover success in the U.S. and Europe over the past few years, and this fall the South Korean series Squid Game became Netflix’s “‘biggest ever’ series launch,” according to CNN.  Hye Seung […]

Tom Dunn – Monfort Professor

Thomas R. Dunn, an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, has been named a Monfort Professor, one of Colorado State University’s highest honors. A leading scholar in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer activism and memory, Dunn also has primary responsibility for training and mentoring all of the department’s graduate teaching assistants in […]