CRDM’s Karl Feld is an active academic and presents at several conferences

On April 21, CRDM Student, Karl Feld, presented a paper to the German-Austrian-Swiss track of the the 70th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference on Langage, Literatures and Cultures at University of Kentucky.  His paper was titled Taking the Sonderzug nach Pankow: A case study of managing response to foreign transnational broadcasting inside the the German …

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CRDM Students and Faculty Present Research at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Conference

Recently, 3rd year CRDM students Sarah Evans, Jessica Elam-Handloff, and Eddie Lohmeyer, along with CRDM faculty member Nick Taylor, presented a panel entitled “Becoming LEGO-fied: The Materialities of Construction Toy Fandom” at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference. Drawing on their qualitative research conducted at BrickUniverse LEGO fan conventions in 2016 and 2017, …

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Congratulations to Chandra Maldonado, new Ph.D. Candidate and busy scholar

On February 7, 2017, third-year CRDM candidate Chandra Maldonado passed her preliminary exams as well as her prospectus presentation. Her committee is chaired by Dr. Victoria Gallagher and committee members include Drs. Devin Orgeron, Sarah Stein and Ken Zagacki.  Chandra's proposed dissertation title is, "Recovering Roosevelt: Memory and the Restoration of American Exceptionalism in Contemporary …

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Congratulations Daniel Trigoboff, ABD!

Third-year CRDM Student, Dan Trigoboff passed his comprehensive exams unconditionally, and is all-but-dissertation. Trigoboff's committee is Melissa Johnson (chair), Jessica Jameson, Cat Warren, Steve Wiley, and SMU (formerly UNC) law librarian and professor Tim Gallina. Dan's defense was March 13, 2017 and his dissertation is a case study of a TV station as it has transitioned from analog …

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Congratulations Dr. Damasceno!

  Please join us in recognizing Dr. Cristiane Damasceno's on her successful dissertation defense. CRDM candidate Cristiane S. Damasceno successfully defended her dissertation on March 28th, 2017. Cristiane's work is titled “Massive Courses Meet Local Communities: An Ethnography of Open Education Learning Circles.” Her committee is chaired by Dr. Deanna P. Dannels (Communication), and joined by Dr. …

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Melissa Adams Earns Top 5 GIFT Paper and Will be Featured in Public Relations Journal

In February, Melissa Adams won one of the top five papers for the Great Ideas For Teaching (GIFT) teaching presentations and competition. Adams’ submission “Social Media Policy Assignment,” has been accepted for presentation in the Public Relations Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference The GIFT (Great Ideas for …

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