Faculty Opening: Asst/Assoc Professor, Global Digital Media

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Global Digital

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All-Department Welcome Luncheon

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:00pm
Event Date: 
Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:00

Ayshia Stephenson's Play Premieres in NYC

Communication doctoral student Ayshia Stephenson's short play Venus Hottentot had its Of

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Weiai (Wayne) Xu

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First Name: 
Weiai (Wayne)
Last Name: 
Xu
Position 1: 
Assistant Professor
Position 2: 
Affiliated Faculty at Computational Social Science Institute
Office Location: 
N334 Integrative Learning Center
Office Hours: 
Fall 2017 office hours: Tu Th 2:30-3:45 & by appt.
Phone Number: 
413 545-3519
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Courses Taught: 

Fall 2016: 397Sm Social Media and Internet Communities

Fall 2016: 497DB Survey/Digital Behavioral Data

Education: 

Ph.D. in Communication, SUNY-Buffalo (2011-2015)

MA in Media Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2009-2011)

Interests: 

I use computational approaches to study public and organizational behavior in advocacy and collective actions.

 

Directorship Opening: School of Public Policy

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of inaugural Direct

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Donal Carbaugh Named NCA Distinguished Scholar

The National Communication Association has selected Prof.

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Victor Ramos and James Desjardin Win Student Employee Awards

Congratulations to Communication majors Victor Ramos and James Desjardin, recipients of the Geral

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Lisa Henderson

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First Name: 
Lisa
Last Name: 
Henderson
Middle Name/Initial: 
H.
Position 1: 
Professor
Office Location: 
N358 Integrative Learning Center
Office Hours: 
Fall 2017: M 4:00-5:30, Tu 12:30-2:00 & by appt.
Phone Number: 
413 545-1311 (please leave message)
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Courses Taught: 

Undergraduate: Introduction to Media and Culture; Media, Culture and Global Citizenship; Communication Inquiry (Research Methods); Advanced Seminar in Popular Culture; Popular Culture and Cultural Production Capstone. Graduate: Media Theory; The Politics of Sexual Representation; Class Cultures; Field Research in Media and Cultural Studies; Cultural Production Research

Current Projects: 

New projects address artist-scholar collaboration, the role of cultural production and participation in thriving, and queer studies of friendship.

Education: 

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: 

My research interests include cultural production, sexual representation, feminist media studies, and cultural studies of social class, with essays in a number of collections and such journals as Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, the International Journal of Communication, Signs, Journal of Communication, GLQ, Feminist Media Studies, and Screen. In most projects, these categories combine and redefine each other while addressing questions of personal, community and institutional power and autonomy. My work also addresses questions of feeling, identification and everyday life, in the interest of studying communication practices in as deeply and broadly contextualized a way as I can, and in the spirit--when it makes sense--of optimism and social solidarity.  New projects on artist/scholar collaboration and on friendship as political form speak to those questions and commitments. Love and Money: Queers, Class and Cultural Production, a 2014 finalist in LGBT Studies for a Lambda Literary Awardis available from NYU Press. For a podcast interview about Love and Money, visit Books Aren't Dead at the Fembot Collective: http://fembotcollective.org/blog/2016/06/06/books-arent-dead-bad-intervi...

Publications: 

"Representation," in Jonathan Gray and Laurie Ouellette (eds.) Key Words in Media Studies, New York: NYU, in press.

"Queers and Class: Toward a Cultural Politics of Friendship," Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism 13, The Raymond Williams Society, 17-38.

"Communication, Sexuality, Defamiliarization," International Journal of Communication 7, 2468-2481, 2013.

Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production, New York: NYU Press, 2013.

"Sexual Healing," GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, special issue on the scholarship Gayle S. Rubin, 17(1), 125-134, Spring 2011.

"Body Optimism," International Journal of Communication 4, 2010 (Feature) http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/740/403

"Queer Relay," GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 14(4), September 2008

"Every Queer Thing We Know," The Massachusetts Review, special queer issue edited by John Emil Vincent, 49(1/2), Spring-Summer 2008

"Queer visibility and social class," in Kevin Barnhurst (ed.) Media Queered: Visibility and its Discontents. New York: Peter Lang, 2007

"Feminism, Sexuality, Media Studies," Feminist Media Studies 1(1), Spring 2001

Curriculum Vitae

Department to Offer 12 Courses in Summer '16

The Department of Communication will offer a wide range of undergraduate courses during the summe

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Comm Study Zone Day

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event Date: 
Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:00

Comm Undergrad Award Winners Announced

The Communication Student Showcase & Awards ceremony recently took place in the Communication

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PSGSA Performance Showcase

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Date: 
Thu, 04/14/2016 - 15:00

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