Ph.D. Student Wins College Award for Research

Congratulations to our Ph.D. Student Michelle Matter, who won a College of Liberal Arts – Highest Achievement Award for Scholarship/Research at the 2022 GradShow! CSU GradShow The Colorado State University GradShow is an annual event at which hundreds of CSU graduate students present their research, entrepreneurship, and creative arts. On November 16, 2022, students competed […]

“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. […]

Professor Martín Carcasson interviewed on the Follow-up Question podcast

Martín Carcasson interviewed on Michael Ashford’s Follow-up Question podcast: “Solving our most wicked problems together at the local level” On October 31, 2022, professional communicator and marketing executive Michael Ashford interviewed Professor Martín Carcasson on his podcast, The Follow-up Question. In the episode, “Solving our most wicked problems together at the local level,” Carcasson discusses […]

“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 […]

Queer Memory Project Celebrates LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month October is LGBT History Month, an annual opportunity to celebrate and learn about the historical figures and significant events that built today’s queer community and moved our society toward acceptance. For years the history of these marginalized communities was hidden, overlooked, or even destroyed, but programs like the Queer Memory Project of […]

“Adding amusement to anxiety: Uses of humor in informal caregiver support groups”

Michelle Matter’s paper published in Communication Quarterly Ph.D. student Michelle Matter has published the paper “Adding amusement to anxiety: Uses of humor in informal caregiver support groups” in Communication Quarterly. Summary from Matter: I analyzed support groups for informal caregivers of people with dementia, in which humor and laughter were fairly common. I sorted 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 […]