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Lecturer
S314 Integrative Learning Center
Fall 2016 office hours: TuTh 2:00-3:00 & W 11:30-12:30
413 545-0992
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I’ve been with the department since 1998. In the early 1990s I received my PhD in Communication and for a few years was a nomad professor teaching courses in media and cultural studies. Prior to that, I worked for 13 years at the Rutgers University Office of Television and Radio in the production of public affairs and instructional programming that was aired on cable stations, New Jersey Public TV, WNET New York, and other public TV stations around the nation.

Associate Professor
S328 Integrative Learning Center
Fall 2016 office hours: W 12:00-1:00, F 11:00-1:00, & by appt.
413 545-1311 (leave message)
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From the intersection of race, gender, and class, to name a few, I write Performance Autoethnographies looking at words, knowledge, concepts, and actions, which expose differences and also shape, marked bodies into the world. From a present space created by a deep immersion in the past, I attempt to challenge the white man's ideology, trying to create a transformative action, a performative space, whose goal is to bring more justice and dignity to more people. My work can be found at Studies in Symbolic Interaction, International Review of Qualitative Research, Qualitative Inquiry, and Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies. My book, co-authored with Marcelo Diversi, Betweener Talk: Decolonizing Knowledge Production, Pedagogy, and Praxis (Left Coast Press, 2009), is a postcolonial and polyvocal construction of a scholarship committed to combat racism, sexism, and classism in modern America society. This is what I want to do with my scholarship; to engage in other postcolonial/polyvocal projects with his students, colleagues in and with the community where I live and labor.