Visual and Media Arts professor John Gianvito received a 2023 Ford Foundation JustFilms grant through the non-profit Documentary Educational Resources for the production of “Her Socialist Smile,” a documentary film which explores Helen Keller’s advocacy for social justice.
Marketing Communication professor Seounmi Han (Katie) Youn co-authored an article, “Social Presence and Imagery Processing as Predictors of Chatbot Continuance Intention in Human-AI-Interaction,” which was published in a 2023 Special issue on AI in Human-Computer Interaction in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. The article explores what factors drive consumers to use artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbots.
Communication Sciences & Disorders Scholar-In-Residence Maryam Salehomoum co-authored “Assessment in Farsi–English Emerging Bilingual Children: A Tutorial” published in the December, 2023 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest Group publication on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. The tutorial highlights the need for culturally sensitive assessments of bilingual children with regard to their language learning histories.
Journalism professor Paul Mihailidis co-authored a research article “Designing equitable media literacy interventions for critical youth agency” published in January, 2024 in the peer-reviewed SAGE Journal Global Studies of Childhood. The article detailed findings from a national study of impactful media literacy that Professor Mihaildis co-conducted with collaborators at the University of Iowa and Syracuse University among others, and shares the process for creating a Field Guide for Equitable Media Literacy Practices.
Affiliated faculty in Writing, Literature & Publishing and Visual & Media Arts, Jocelyn Marshall received a professional development grant from the Modern Language Association. She also received Honorable Mention for the College Art Association’s Professional Development Fellowship in Art History. The exhibition catalog she co-edited for a 2023 Mellon Foundation-funded exhibition she co-curated in partnership with SUNY University at Buffalo has been released digitally with support from SUNY Press.
Part-time faculty and cultural strategist and co-founder of HowlRound Vijay Mathew will be leading a subject matter expert webinar for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) in May, 2024. His presentation will be the first time faculty/staff from Emerson is represented at IAAP as an expert contributing to the body of knowledge and practice in the accessibility space.
Comedic Arts assistant professor Ken Feil contributed to a new book, Rolling: Blackness and Mediated Comedy which will be released in April, 2024 by Indiana University Press. This edited volume covers a range of cases representing African American humor across film, television, digital media, and stand-up comedy.
Communication Sciences and Disorders assistant professor Lindsay Griffin recently co-authored a research article, Lingual Pressure Generation Measures Using Two Devices, in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. The research was conducted at Emerson in 2021–2022 and at Samford University, Case Western Reserve University, James Madison University and Texas Christian University.
Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies professor Tulasi Srinivas was featured on a January 2024 New Books Network podcast in which she discussed her 2023 book Wonder in South Asia, published by SUNY Press.
Communication Studies assistant professor Lauren C. Anderson has a new research article published in December, 2023 in the academic journal Communication & Sport. Revisiting the Relationship Between Sports Fandom and the Black Criminal Stereotype examines whether sports fans’ perceptions of “the Black criminal stereotype” in athletes have changed over the past several years, especially in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Writing, Literature & Publishing assistant professor John Rodzvilla has a book review published in the December, 2023 issue of The Journal of Web Librarianship. His piece, Open Access Literature in Libraries (book review) reviews the authors’ assertion that Open Access has evolved into the most complex challenge of the scholarly publishing, and best practices are needed for librarians to confidently engage with Open Access.
Marketing Communication assistant professor Eric Hogue has a new research article published in December, 2023 in the academic journal Applied Economics. “The complementary relationship between live performances and post-concert streaming for top-performing artists” examines the complementary effects of live concerts on incremental post-concert music streams in 29 US cities, with the aim to gain insight into the influence of live performance on post-concert streaming of artists’ recorded music.
Marlboro Institute associate professor Adam Franklin-Lyons has a book review published in the Fall 2023 issue of The Catholic Historical Review. His piece, The Keys to Bread and Wine: Faith, Nature, and Infrastructure in Late Medieval Valencia by Abigail Agresta (review) reviews the author’s assertion of the coexistence of both religious and technological responses to environmental crises in medieval Spain.
Journalism Assistant Professor Zhao Peng has a new research article published in the academic journal Information, Communication & Society. “A privacy calculus model perspective that explains why parents sharent” investigates what factors explain parents’ sharenting behaviors. Sharenting refers to the practice of parents, caregivers or relatives sharing information about their children online.
Marlboro Institute Assistant Professor Ian McManus recently published an article “Workforce automation risks across race and gender in the United States” in the American Journal of Economics and Society. The article examines different effects of workforce automation across race and gender in the US.
Marlboro Institute Associate Professor Lindsay Beck co-authored a paper “Increases in Intellectual Humility from Guided Conversations are Greater When People Perceive Affiliation with Conversation Partners” published on the education platform The Constructive Dialogue Institute. The paper examines factors that support long-term changes in intellectual humility, including affiliative interactions with new conversation partners.
Professor and Director of the Engagement Lab, Eric Gordon, co-authored a recent article, “Applied visual art for codesign: three case studies of emergent practices,” published in CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts. Codesign is a set of practices that facilitate collaboration in the design process, leading to shared investment in outcomes. The article reviews three case studies and concludes that applied visual art has great potential to support codesign.
Associate professor and director of the Emerson Prison Initiative Mneesha Gellman was featured on the New Books Network podcast, discussing the book Education Behind the Wall: Why and How We Teach College in Prison. Gellman edited the book, which examines different aspects of teaching in prison. Read more in Emerson Today.
Journalism Assistant Professor Gino Canella‘s research article “Cinematic journalism: the political economy and ‘emotional truth’ of documentary film” was recently published in the academic journal Studies in Documentary Film. Professor Canella’s research examines documentary’s surging popularity among news outlets and its effects on journalistic norms.
Journalism Associate Professor of American Studies, Roger House, wrote an opinion piece for The Messenger about how President Joe Biden can stop his slipping support from Black male voters. Read more in Emerson Today.
Journalism Associate Professor Azeta Hatef wrote an article for the Los Angeles Review of Books about Hulu’s new reality television show Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs. The show provides a complicated perspective about growing up Afghan in the United States. Read more in Emerson Today.
Marlboro Institute Associate Professor Mneesha Gellman was interviewed by Bill Ayers on his Under the Tree Podcast on Indigenous Peoples’ Day about her research on the benefits of indigenous languages in the public school classroom and the opposition it faces. Professor Gellman is the author of Indigenous Language Politics in the Schoolroom: Cultural Survival in Mexico and the United States. Read more in Emerson Today.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Assistant Professor Lindsay Griffin co-authored a research article, “Dysphonia Outperforms Voice Change as a Clinical Predictor of Dysphagia,” in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. The study investigated if voice change or disorders of the voice after swallowing are valid predictors of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).
Marlboro Institute Assistant Professor Ioana Jucan recently released a new book, Malicious Deceivers: Thinking Machines and Performative Objects published in August, 2023 by Stanford University Press. The book unpacks the notion of fakeness through the related logics of dissimulation (deception) and simulation (performativity) as seen with software/AI, television, plastics, and the internet. Read more in Emerson Today.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor Ruth Grossman is one of five investigators receiving a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project “Ready to CONNECT: Conversation and Language in Autistic Teens,” funded by the NIH’s National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders. Read more in Emerson Today. Read more in Emerson Today.
Communication Studies Professor Richard West has been named the winner of the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 2023 Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award in recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the field of communication. Read more in Emerson Today.
Visual & Media Arts Assistant Professor Ougie Pak was selected to participate in the 2023 TIFF Filmmaker Lab, a talent development program which provides directors with an exceptional professional development experience at the Toronto International Film Festival and an introduction to the global community of filmmaking.
Visual & Media Arts affiliated faculty Heather Cassano is the recipient of a 2023 LEF/CIFF Fellowship, the LEF Foundation’s partnership with Points North Institute to support five New England-based filmmaker teams to attend the Camden International Film Festival and connect with other filmmakers and industry leaders.
Writing, Literature & Publishing Associate Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis received a Public Scholars award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his upcoming book, We Don’t Know You Anymore: Identity Change in America. The NEH Public Scholars program offers grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to the publication of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities.
Assistant professor Novuyo Tshuma‘s new novel ‘Digging Stars’ debuted on September 12, 2023, and was reviewed by the New York Times. Blending drama and satire while examining the complexities of colonialism, racism, and being American, ‘Digging Stars’ probes the universes of love, friendship, family and nationhood.
Associate Professor Vincent Raynauld and his co-author Mireille Lalance at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières won a 2023 Best Paper Award from The Northeastern Political Science Association. “The Hyper-Masculine Campaign: Party Leader Brand Image, Heteronormativity, and the 2021 Canadian Federal Election,” won in the Identity Issues Best Paper category.