Recent Theses and Dissertations
Recent Master's Theses and Dissertations
Boudreau, Tyler. Counterinsurgency Doctrine and the 'War on Terror': A Narrative and Textual Analysis of the Army Field Manual 3-24.
Cassidy, Kathryn. Bringing the Frame into Focus: How Cable News Pundits Protect the Glass Ceiling.
Cerulli, Tovar. Cultural Discourse of Hunting: Meat and Its Meanings.
Chew, Chang Hui. Censored Kids and Piracy: An Examination of Film Censorship in Singapore.
Soha, Michael. Networked Collaborative and Activist News Communities Online: A Case Study of Reddit and Daily KOS.
Walsh, Kimberly R. Bullying on teen Television: Patterns Across Portrayals and Fan Forum Posts.
Zhang, Dan. Linguistic and Cultural Contact Phenomena in a Mandarin Class in the U.S.
Kumar, Hari S. Decolonizing Texts: A Performance Autoethnography.
Drew, Shara Dunn. Vilification in Fox’s 24.
Yakupitiyage, Thanushka N. Media and Immigration in Post 9/11 America.
Steblea, Jeffrey J. Is She a Positive Female Role Model?: Perceptions of the Female Action Hero Among Teenage Girls.
Coryat, Diana M. Constructing a Pedagogy of Critical Youth Media: A Case Study of Global Action Project.
Dilip, Meghana. Rang de Basanti: Consumption, Citizenship, and the Public Sphere.
Paradise, Phyllis. Leadership Enactment in a Small Group: A Constitutive Communication Approach.
Siibi, Razvan. “Romanianism” and “Romanianness”: Two frames of Romanian identity.
Wisneski, Kirsten. Maximizing Masculinity: A Textual Analysis of Maxim Magazine.
Kostides, Joanne. Press Coverage of the 2002 Biennial Review of Media Ownership Rules.
Bergstrom, Andrea M. From Fantasy Dates to Elimination Ceremonies: A Content Analysis of Gender, Sex, and Romance on Reality Television.
Chelaru, Iris S. Behind the Virtual Wall: Information Society Policy in Hungary, Romania, and Ukraine.
Weye, William H. Audiences as Producers: Creating Brand Value in Cyberspace.
Zeng, Ya. College Students’ Adoption of Instant Messaging, Online Shopping, and Music/Video Downloading.
Chase, Gordon L. Discourses of Independence and Interdependence: The Construction of Bermudian National Identity.
Paradise, Angela. Just a Word from your Sponsor?: The Commercialization of Children's Public Television.
Sousa, Arthur. A Path Formed of Words: Native North Americans and their languages.
Ericsson, Susan. Curious Conventions: Filmic Representations of Nuns.
Goodwin, Janna. Coordinated Management of Meaning in Productive Post Show: Exploring a Method for Audience Research.
MacLeod, Erna L. Negotiating Nationhood: History, Cultural Identity, and Representation at Fortress of Louisburg National Historic Site.
Rudnick, Lisa. “Hygge” and “Jantelovn”: An Ethnographic Study of Two Symbolic Terms in the Communication of Danish Cultural Identity and a Danish Model of Personhood.
Ionescu, Sanda. Television’s Contribution to the Erosion of Social Capital: The Cultivation Perspective.
Tanamura, Naho. A Japanese Cultural Discourse of Names and Marriage: Key Symbols, Motives and Terms of Address.
Benotti, Lauren F. Alternative Modes of Cultural Expression: Viewing Performances of Basque Nationalism and Identity from a Communication Perspective.
Click, Melissa A. Who Dunnit?: The Utility of Theorizing (In)visible Identities in Feminist Action.
Desilva, Melanie R. Knowledge and Power Within Natural Childbirth Discourse: Feminist Interrogations, Theoretical Considerations and Practical Concerns.
Kemmitt, Alicia M. Viewing the Troubles: Irish-American Audience Interpretations of Political Violence.
Reyes, Ian. The Self in Sound.
Scollo, Michelle. “Living Music” or “Museum Piece”?: An Ethnographic Study of the “Debate” over Opera Translation.
Ingram, Brett. Critical Rhetoric in the Age of Neuroscience.
Karimova, Liliya. Muslim Tatar Women's Piety Stories: A Quest for Personal and Social Transformation in Tatarstan (Russia).
Lie, Sunny. Beholders of the Truth, Predestined to Be Saved: The Communication of Chinese Indonesian Reformed Evangelical Christian (CIREC) Identity.
Ng, Eve. Rebranding Gay: New Configurations of Digital Media and Commercial Culture.
Polk, Emily. Transition Network: Exploring Intersections between Culture, the Climate, and a Digital Network in a Community-led Global Social Movement.
Sarkar, Sreela. Technology and Modernity at the Boundaries of Global India.
Song, Shi. New Media and ICT for Social Change and Development in China.
Boulton, Christopher. Rebranding Diversity: Colorblind Racism inside the U.S. Advertising Industry.
van Over, Brion. Beyond Words: Exploring the Cultural Limits of the Communicable.
Brook, Joanna L. Reclaiming America for Christian Reconstruction: The Rhetorical Constitution of a People.
Flanigan, Jolane. Utopian Gender: Counter Discourses in a Feminist Community.
Molina-Markham, Elizabeth. Listening Faithfully with Friends: An Ethnography of Quaker Communication Practices.
Salsedo, Carlos. Andrea and Me: A Digital Autoethnographic Journey into the Past
Bindig, Lori B. A New ‘Era’: Media Literacy in Eating Disorder Treatment
Liu, Zi-xu. Political Economy of Chinese Television Advertising.
Oberacker, Jon Scott. The People and Me: Michael Moore and the Politics of Political Documentary
Boromisza-Habashi, David. Hate Speech as Cultural Practice
Brown, Kennaria Charlott. Good Women Becoming “Queens”: Young Mothers on Welfare as Cultural Readers.
McClish, Carmen L. Social Protest, Freedom, and Play as Rebellion.
Poutiainen, Saila. Finnish Cultural Discourses about the Mobile Phone Communication.
Scollo, Michelle. Mass Media Appropriations: Communication, Culture, and Everyday Social Life.
Butchart, Garnet C. Psychoanalyzing Communication: Language, Subjectivity, Symbolization.
Lorencova, Viera. Becoming Visible: Queer in Postsocialist Slovakia.
Mierswa, Mark A. Emotion at Work: Stories of Teamwork, Stress, and Professionalism.
Stephenson, Denise L. The Politics of Help: The Rhetoric of Suicide and Suicide Prevention in the Mainstream press.
Townsend, Rebecca M. Deliberation and Democracy: Ethnography of Rhetoric in a New England Town Meeting.
Delap, Alpha Selene Anderson. Recovering Trauma: An Ethnographic Study of Women's Storytelling Within Contemporary Support Group Environments.
Huang, Guan-Hua. Reading Lacan: Structure, Ideology, and Identity (Jacques Lacan).
Martinez-Ramos, Dora E. The Desire to See: Western Iconoclasm and the Return of the Empty Image.
Carroll, Charles Francis. A Kenneth Burke Lexicon: A Reader's Guide to Selected Terms in the Major Works of Kenneth Burke, 1931–1972.
Melhem Moufarrej, Carol. Oral, Literate, and Television Viewers' Ways with Health Issues.
Soar, Matthew Alan. Graphic Design/Graphic Dissent: Towards a Cultural Economy of an Insular Profession.
Lee, Oh-Hyeon. New Technology, Old Medium: Internet, Television, and Audience.
Sender, Katherine Elizabeth. Producing the Gay Market: Sex, Sexuality, and the Gay Professional-Managerial Class.
Yang, Tsu-Chuen. The Modes of Social Emergences and the Transformations of Taiwanese Oppositional Movements in the Process of Imperialist and Capitalist Stratification: A Deleuze-Guattari Analysis (Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari).
Frechette, Julie Danielle. Media Literacy in Cyberspace: Learning to Critically Analyze and Evaluate the Internet.
Johnson, Ann Michelle. Popular Belief in Gender-Based Communication Differences and Relationship Success.
McLeod, Kembrew. Owning Culture: Authorship, Ownership and Intellectual Property Law.
Pond, Irina K. Making Sense of Postmodern Identities. A Comparative Investigation of Social Constructionist Methodological Theories: Theory of Coordinated Management of Meaning and Rhetorical Responsive Perspective.