- Communication Studies
- Ph.D., Univ. of Washington
Dr. Eric Aoki teaches courses in Interpersonal, Co-Cultural, and Intercultural Communication at the undergraduate level and Communication & Cultural Diversity at the graduate level. His courses are grounded in two guiding principles: “conversations are the most meaningful events of our lives” (learned from his mentor, Dr. John Stewart), and “it is imperative that we keep the cultural conversation going.” Eric’s advocacy includes work with CSU student diversity offices and other diversity-based causes.
Eric’s research intersects the areas of identity, voice, and cultural (re)presentations in media and public spaces. Two of his publication titles include: “Mexican American Ethnicity in Biola, CA: An ethnographic account of hard work, family, and religion” in The Howard Journal of Communications, and “Spaces of remembering and forgetting: The reverent eye/I at the Plains Indian Museum” in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies with his co-authors Brian Ott and Greg Dickinson. Eric is also published in Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Women’s Studies in Communication, Cultural Studies<=> Critical Methodologies, and the Western Journal of Communication.