Teaching

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Temple University

Technology and Culture

Mobile Media

  • Upper division course primarily for Media Studies and Production majors that explores the societal impact of mobile communication so that students can gain a deeper intellectual understanding of mobile communication in public life and its impact on issues such as social interaction, identity, privacy, sense of place, and surveillance. Students are also taught how to design mobile application concepts and conduct mobile application research.
  • Spring 2016
  • Spring 2015
  • Spring 2014
  • Spring 2013

LGBT Representations in Popular Media

  • Upper division special topics course for Media Studies and Production, and cross listed with Temple’s LGBT Studies minor. The course class investigates the history of LGBT representation in a range of popular media since the 1960s—in news, film, television, marketing, comics, video games, and on the internet.
  • Spring 2016
  • Spring 2015
  • Spring 2014

Communication Research Methods

Researching Communication II

Media and Cultural Differences

  • Upper division course primarily for Media Studies and Production majors that critically examines media representations of cultural difference and how diverse cultural groups incorporate media into their negotiation of everyday life.
  • Fall 2012

University of Pittsburgh

LGBT Representations in Popular Media

  • Upper division special topics course for Communication and Women’s Studies majors as well as students from across the university. The course class investigates the history of LGBT representation in a range of popular media since the 1960s—in news, film, television, marketing, comics, video games, and on the internet.
  • Fall 2011

Video Games and Representation

  • Upper division special topics course for Communication majors as well as students from across the university. The course outlines issues in minority representation in the video game industries, audiences, and texts.
  • Spring 2011

University of Pennsylvania

Communication and Popular Culture

  • Lower division course introduces students to critiques of popular culture since the 1930s and to different types of research that can be used to understand popular culture and its effects.
  • Summer 2009

 

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