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Communication, Culture & Media Alumni


Ellen Bernhard
Graduated: Fall 2016-2017
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Digital Communications, Georgian Court University
Dissertation: Nevermind the Subculture: Contemporary Punk Communities and the Evolution of American Punk Rock

Jane Bokunewicz
Graduated: Fall 2013-2014
Current Position: Associate Professor of Hospitality, LIGHT Coordinator, Stockton University
Dissertation: Social Networking for Employee Engagement in the Hospitality Industry

Wajeeha Choudhary
Graduated: Fall 2016-2017
Current Position: Collaborator, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Dissertation: Can Malala Speak? A Visual Analysis of Malala Yousafzai in American Mass Media

Mathilde Dissing Christensen
Graduated: Spring 2018-2019
Current Position:  Lecturer in Human Geography/Planning, Cardiff University
Dissertation: Hosting on Airbnb: Navigating a Collaborative Economy

Robert DeVito
Graduated: Fall 2013-2014
Current Position: Director of Communications and Marketing, UnitedHealthCare Global
Dissertation: The Persuasive Power of Energy Independence

Imaani El-Burki
Graduated: Spring 2012-2013
Current Position: Assistant Dean, Director of the Intercultural Center, Swarthmore College
Dissertation: Defining Poverty: Newspaper Op-Ed and Internet Blog Discourse

Daniel Gilmore
Graduated: Summer 2016-2017
Current Position: Adjunct Instructor, New York University and St. John’s University
Dissertation: On the Surface of Things: The Organization and Ideological Functionality of Buildings, Bodies, and Cash as Visual Surfaces

Danielle Greenwell
Graduated: Spring 2016-2017
Current Position: Director of Operations, Praxis Consulting Group
Dissertation: Consuming Yoga: Promotional Culture and the Media Representation of Yoga

Julia Hildebrand
Graduated: Spring 2018-2019
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Communication, Eckert College
Dissertation: Consumer Drones as Mobile Media: A Technographic Study of Seeing, Moving, and Being (With) Drones

Alex Jenkins
Graduated: Spring 2014-2015
Current Position: Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication, Drexel University
Dissertation: Digital Gamers: A mixed method study of players emotions, mood and moral life
 
Fei Jia
Graduated: Spring 2018-2019
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Communication, Morehead State University
Dissertation: Overwhelming Consumption: How the Number of Song Choices and Mood Affect Music Consumption on Music Streaming Services

Theodoros Katerinakis
Graduated: Fall 2014-2015
Current Position: Consultant, World Bank Trento/University of Athens
Dissertation: Fight in the Basic Model of Communication: Cockpit Acts of Conversation, Trust, and Crisis Interaction

Gregory Lang
Graduated: Summer 2019-2020
Current Position: Adjunct, Drexel University
Dissertation: (Re)Defining Space: Cycling Practice, Risk and Agency in Philadelphia

Myles Ethan Lascity
Graduated: Fall 2015-2016
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Journalism, Director of Fashion Media, Southern Methodist University
Dissertation: Brand, Full View: UNIQLO as Product, Place and Idea

Jonathon Lundy
Graduated: Fall 2021-22
Dissertation: Toying with Identity: Adult Toy Collectors, Material Fandom, and Generational Media Audiences

Nora Madison
Graduated: Spring 2015-2016
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Communication, Coordinator of the Communication Program and Co-coordinator of the Women's Study Minor, Chestnut Hill College
Dissertation: Technologies of Visibility: New Mediations of Bisexuality

James Malazita
Graduated: Spring 2013-2014
Current Position: Tenure Track Faculty and Interdisciplinary Researcher, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Dissertation: Ontic Cultures: Otology, Science Fiction, and the Digital Design Community

Julia May
Graduated: Spring 2012-2013
Current Position: Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication, Director of the MS COM Program, Drexel University
Dissertation: The Torture Debate in the Public Sphere: The Discussion of the Abu Ghraib Revelations in Newspaper Opinion Pieces, Online Discussion Groups and Weblogs

Tyson Mitman
Graduated: Summer 2014-2015
Current Position: Lecturer (TT) in Sociology and Criminology, York St. John University (UK)
Dissertation: Rebels, Artists and the Reimagined City: An ethnographic examination of graffiti culture in Philadelphia

Gregory Niedt
Graduated: Spring 2018-2019
Current Position: Senior Project Manager, Nationalities Service Center
Dissertation: Urban Polyglossia: Changing Identities in the Linguistic Landscape of South Philly

Brandon Niezgoda
Graduated: Fall 2017-2018
Dissertation: Modalities, Permutations, and Prospects in the Contemporary Micro-Budget Film Collective

Alison Novak
Graduated: Spring 2013-2014
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Rowan University
Dissertation: Generation Undecided: Millennial Discourses and Media Reactions to Changing Political Norms

Ashley Pattwell
Graduated: Summer 2015-2016
Current Position: Assistant Teaching Professor, Villanova University
Dissertation: Famous Ghosts in the Machine

Julia Richmond
Graduated: Spring 2018-2019
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Rowan University
Dissertation: Pepe for President: A Critical Examination of Memes in Political Discourse

Candice Roberts
Graduated: Summer 2014-2015
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Director of Communication Arts, St. John's University (Long Island)
Dissertation: Everybody's Living Room: Couch Surfing and Hybrid Society

Melinda Sebastian
Graduated: Summer 2015-2016
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Syracuse University
Dissertation: Investigating the Way We See the Upskirt: The Social and Legal Implications of Gendered Surveillance Online

Seif Sekalala
Graduated: Summer 2014-2015
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Fort Hays State University Dissertation: Narratives and Discourses of Rwandan Former Refugees and Genocide Survivors in the USC-Shoah Archive and Western (US, UK, Canada, Italy) Newspapers