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Associate Professor Shu-Ling Berggreen
Associate Professor Shu-Ling Chen Berggreen holds a PhD from the University of Tennessee with emphases in broadcasting, media and socialization, child and family studies and applied statistics. Her research interests lie in mass media and socialization (especially, children and media) in multicultural contexts, international/intercultural communication, media and migration, and methodological issues in communication research. She worked as a TV reporter, scriptwriter and program producer in Taiwan. Her primary teaching areas are mass media and culture, children and the media, international communication, Asian media, media and ethnicity, theories, qualitative research methods and quantitative research methods.
Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Andrew Calabrese
Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Andrew Calabrese came to the faculty in 1992 from Purdue University, where he was on the faculty of the Department of Communication. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia in 1998 and a research fellow at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, in 1999. His teaching and research center mainly on the relationship between communication media and citizenship with an emphasis on theoretical and practical issues of media and globalization. He edits a book series called ”Critical Media Studies” for the publisher Rowman & Littlefield and serves on editorial boards of several research journals. He is a board member of the European Institute for Communication and Culture. Calabrese earned his BA from Denison University and his MA and PhD from the Ohio State University.
web page: http://spot.colorado.edu/~calabres/
Assistant Professor Nabil Echchaibi
Assistant Professor Nabil Echchaibi joined CU in 2007. He specializes in identity politics among young Muslims in the Arab world and in diaspora. His work on diasporic media and the massification of religious authority through the proliferation of Islamic media has appeared in various international publications such as Javnost, International Communication Gazette, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, Media Development. Dr. Echchaibi is currently working on a manuscript on the social organization of transnational Islamic communication, which analyzes the impact of satellite television and religious blogging on religious authority, Muslim self-agency, and the prospect of a global Muslim civil society. For the next two years, Echchaibi will be the principle investigator on a project funded by the Social Science Research Council, which will compile a cultural history of Muslims in the Mountain West region. The project will produce an interactive web resource and a documentary film. His book “Voicing Diasporas: Ethnic Radio in Paris and Berlin Between Culture and Renewal” is forthcoming with Lexington Books in the fall of 2009. His co-edited book “InternationalBlogging : Identity, Politics and Networked Publics”was published in 2008 by Peter Lang Publishing. Prior to joining CU, He taught at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland, where he helped set up the international communication department, the University of Louisville and Indiana University-Bloomington. A native of Morocco, Echchaibi earned his BA from Mohammed V University in Rabat and his MA and PhD from Indiana University-Bloomington. He is currently the associate director of the Center of Media, Religion, and Culture at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
“Islam in a New Media Age”
Assistant Professor Hun Shik Kim
Assistant Professor Hun Shik Kim teaches broadcast news and war reporting. Kim started his broadcasting career at KOMU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. He was a public affairs officer (Captain) with the Republic of Korea Army from 1989 to 1992. As a broadcast journalist with Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), in Seoul, Korea, from 1992 to 2005, Kim has held various positions including legal correspondent, foreign correspondent, investigative reporter, anchor, and news producer. As foreign correspondent, he covered the Iraq War, the Kashmir conflict, and the Sri Lankan civil war. He holds a PhD and an MA from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, and a BA in English Literature from Chung-Ang University, Korea. His main areas of research include broadcast journalism, international communication, war reporting, and new media technologies. His research has been published in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Mass Communication and Society, International Communication Gazette, Asian Journal of Communication, and Journal of International Communication.
Associate Professor Polly McLean
Associate Professor Polly McLean teaches courses in media theory, culture and society. She received her BA from Richmond College, City College of New York, her MA from Columbia University in New York City and her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, she has lived and conducted research in Grenada, Swaziland, Zambia, Namibia and the U.S. Her primary research interests are in the areas of media and culture, race/ethnicity, popular music and society, population and communication, international/development communication as it pertains to Africa. She has vast international experiences in applied research having worked as a consultant for UNESCO, USAID, the Academy for Educational Development and Pathfinder International. Since coming to the University of Colorado, she has served as chief technical adviser to the government of Swaziland in Development Communication in 1987-89 and to the Family Life Association of Swaziland in reproductive health information, education and communication, 1990-93. In 1999 and 2000, she was awarded a Fulbright to the University of Namibia in teaching pedagogy and curriculum development in media studies. She has taught at Howard University, Washington, D.C., University of Zambia-Lusaka and at the University of Namibia, Windhoek.
Professor Bella Mody
Professor Bella Mody joined the SJMC faculty in Fall 2004 as the first James E. deCastro Chair in Global Media. She specializes in the political economy of media in developing countries and in design research on public service applications of communication media. Her “The Geopolitics of Representation in Foreign News: Explaining Darfur” (Lexington Press, Rowman and Littlefield, publication date: Fall 2010) showcases the collaboration of eighteen students, staff and professors. Her continuing research addresses the sociology of global knowledge production (patterns of doctoral dissertation production on Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean in Journalism and Mass Communication departments at U.S. universities) and audience involvement in the design of media use against economic inequality. Her books include “International and Development Communication: a 21st Century Perspective” (ed., Sage 2003), “The Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication”(co-ed., Sage 2001), “Telecommunication Politics” (co-ed., Lawrence Erlbaum 1995), and “Designing Messages for Development Communication” (author, Sage 1991). Her research articles have been published in Global Media and Communication, Communication Theory, The Journal of International Communication, The Information Society, The Journal of Communication, Telecommunication Policy, Media Development, Telematics and Informatics, Gazette, International Development Review, Educational Broadcasting International, Communication Research, Journal of Research in Personality and the Journal of Social Psychology. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Mody was a professor and administrator at Stanford University, San Francisco State University and Michigan State University for over 25 years, and prior to that, a social scientist in India’s space research organization for five years, and a J. Walter Thompson Company advertising writer in Calcutta. She has consulted for universities, UN agencies, national governments and humanitarian organizations on media applications for agriculture, health and education in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Barbados, Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa. Mody’s academic degrees are from Gujarat University, the University of Pennsylvania and Ranchi University.
web page: http://spot.colorado.edu/~mody
Professor Marguerite Moritz
A former television news producer, Professor Meg Moritz examines the impact of crisis reporting on journalists and their subjects. Her current research examines the role of the Internet in Finland during school shooting there in 2007 and 2008. Recent publications include “Students as Creators and Consumers of e-News: The Case of Virginia Tech,” in e-Journalism: New Directions in Electronic News Media, and “Crime Reporting: Media and Identity in the South African Press” in Power, Politics and Identity in South African Media. In 2005, she received a National Science Foundation grant to study coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Her article “Covering the News ‘come hell and high water:’ Journalists in a Disaster” appears in Learning from Catastrophe: Quick Response Research in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina . Her hour-long documentary, “Covering Columbine,” looks at the emotional and ethical issues raised in the coverage of the most visible school shooting in U.S. history. It has been screened in the United States, Canada, France and South Africa and Turkey. Her analysis of television news coverage of the September 11th attacks appears in Representing Realities: Essays on American Literature, Art and Culture. Her article on the Virginia Tech attacks is forthcoming in the Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies. Professor Moritz also does research on media and gay rights. Her article, “Say I Do: Gay Weddings in Mainstream Media,” appears in Media/Queered: Visibility and its Discontents.” In “Hate Speech Made Easy: The Virtual Demonisation of Gays,” she examines the global impact of U.S. court rulings on free speech and the Internet. It appears in Racial, Ethnic, and Homophobic Violence: Killing in the Name of Otherness. She was writer and story consultant for the documentary film Scouts Honor, which examines the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policies. The film won the audience award for best documentary and the Freedom of Expression Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. A UNESCO Chair and Fulbright Senior Scholar, Moritz has presented her research in more than 20 countries. She was a visiting scholar at University of Stockholm in 2009, at University of Malta in 2008, a visiting lecturer in Beijing, Shanghai and Xian in 2006, and in 2004 she was a visiting professor at the Sorbonne. She held an appointment in the Graduate School from 2006-2008 as Faculty Director of International Graduate Education. She has served on the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association advisory board and as liaison to the RIAS Berlin Commission. Professor Moritz received her BSJ and MSJ from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and her PhD from NU’s School of Speech.
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