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Anita Say Chan

  • Globalization and digital cultures Innovation networks and the “periphery”
  • Science and technology studies in Latin America
  •  Global hacker cultures  Free and open source software production Digital humanities in the classroom


  • Networking Peripheries: Technological Futures and the Myth of Digital
  •  Universalism

Amanda Ciafone

  • Globalization of US corporations (esp. the The Coca-Cola Company)
  • History of capitalism and cultural economies
  • Cultural history of the US in Latin America
  • Social movements in the 20th century
  • US Cultural representation of aging and the elderly

CL Cole

  • Representations of sporting bodies
  • Technologies of the body
  • Sport documentary
  • Gender, race, sexuality and media technology
  • Digital media, pedagogy, and innovative teaching


  • Women, Sport & Culture 
  • Sport and Corporate Nationalisms 
  • Journal of Sport and Social Issues (Editor)

James Hay

  • Trends relating to television “New media” environment, including the reinvention of “old media” such TV / reality TV Changing modes of media production, distribution, branding Consumer self-production, self-distribution, and self-branding Media devices and appliances - “smart” refrigerators, cars, clothes, civilian and Military wearable devices


  • Better Living through Reality TV

Isabel Molina-Guzmán

  • Women and minorities in the media 
  • Women and minorities in journalism 
  • Women and minorities in the academy 
  • Women and minorities in media industries 
  • Historical and contemporary representations of women and minorities on television, film and streaming services
  •  Hate speech and free speech 
  • Latinas and Latino in the media 
  • Latino/Hispanic Media and Advertising in the US and Latin America


  • Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media

Ann Reisner

  • Citizen empowerment
  • Environmental communication
  • Environment, activism and film

Jay Rosenstein

  • Documentary Film
  •  Documentary and Video Production and Distribution 
  • American Indian Mascots and Nicknames in Sports 
  • Religion and the First Amendment 
  • Independent Filmmaking 
  • Public Television in America


  • In Whose Honor? American Indian Mascots in Sports
  • The Amasong Chorus: Singing Out Erased
  • The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today

Julie Turnock 

  • Cinema history
  • History, technology and aesthetics of special effects
  • Moving image technology


  • Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s
  • Blockbuster Aesthetics
  • Global Special Effects and Independent Labor

Angharad N. Valdivia

  • Media Studies theory, history, and contemporary issues
  • International Communication Studies
  • Transnational and Global Studies
  • Feminist media studies
  • Ethnicity, gender, and popular culture
  • Latin American Media Studies, esp. Nicaragua, Chile
  • Spanish Media Studies


  • International Encyclopedia of Media Studies
  • A Latina in the Land of Hollywood
  • Latina/o Media Studies
  • Latina/o Communication Studies
  • Feminism, Multiculturalism, and the Media
  • Communication Theory [the journal]