“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 […]

Graduate students impress with 2022 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Our graduate committee was beyond impressed by the nominations received for the Excellence in Teaching Award at the M.A. and Doctoral levels this year. Communication Studies graduate students are doing amazing work and are making phenomenal contributions in the classroom. Congratulations to the winners of this year’s awards, Emily Scroggins (M.A. Student) and Kira Marshall-McKelvey […]

“(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 […]

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 […]