College of Communication M.A. Theses
 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Race discourse online: How do we discuss Blackness in popular digital media?, Kovie Biakolo

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Masked Victims: Examining the Violence of Femme Fatales in Contemporary Film Noir Cinema, Alexx Bonovich

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Ideology, the Counterculture, and the Avant Garde: Positioning the Filmmaker and the Spectator in Four Films of Late-1960s America, Mary Bronstein Cantoral

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THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS TO FOSTER CONNECTIONS, COLLABORATION, AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING AMONG GEOGRAPHICALLY DISPERSED TEAMS, Carmen Ramson-Herzing

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Love Conquers All: The Power of the Indian Film to Free the Audience from Orientalism, Margaret Redlich

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Russian Women and Belly Dancing: Body Work, Fun and Transformation, Galina Khartulari

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Gangstas, Thugs, Vikings, and Drivers: Cinematic Masculine Archetypes and the Demythologization of Violence in the Films of Nicolas Winding Refn, Christopher John Olson

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(Re)mixing ‘school spirit’: spectacular youth subcultures as resistance to cultures of control, Evangeline L. Semark

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Exploring Professional Identity, Scott G. Banghart

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Cameron McGill Dark Times: The Pursuit of Objectivity in a Subjective Medium, Benjamin Bateman

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From Panels to Primetime: Made-for-TV Movies Adapted from Marvel Comics Properties, Jef Burnham

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WHICH COMPANY DO I WORK FOR? ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTIFICATION IN THIRD PARTY ORGANIZATIONS, Angela Dawson

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THE IMPOSITION OF THE EGO: JEAN-PAUL SARTRE AND THE CINEMATIC APPARATUS, James Driscoll

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That’s So Meta: Contemporary Reflexive Television and its Textual Strategies, Katherine Lander

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Dynamics of International Nonprofit Capacity Building Partnerships, Julia Sparkman

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Identity in Flux: Cinematic Destabilization in Narrative and Form, Eli Steenlage

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Almost There, Indeed: Disney Misses the Mark on Modernizing Black Womanhood and Subverting the Princess Tradition in The Princess and the Frog, April Callen

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Other and Self-Representation: A Pentadic Criticism of Kosovar Muslim and Roma Identity as Represented in Photographs by James Nachtwey and Djordje Jovanovic, Melody S. Follweiler

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Through a Feminist Lens: Language, Power and Identity in Catalan Nationalism, Christine Gallagher Kearney

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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George Bush doesn’t care about black people: An ideological rhetorical criticism of whiteness and racism, Kate Braden

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Deceptive Affection in Romantic Relationships, Hailey Gillen

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"WHAT ARE YOU CRYING ABOUT? IT'S NOT YOUR REAL JOB!” EMOTIONAL LABOR AND COMMUNICATIVE SENSEMAKING IN RETAIL CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITIONS, Danielle M. Harkins

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The Internet’s Influence on Environmental Awareness, Jessica Vandrick

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Broader impacts and framing the Google China Internet issue: A comparative study of newspaper coverage in China and the United States., Chun Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Palimpsests: Salvage, Sacrifice, and the Subject of Truth in Photographs, Joshua L. Comer

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Stopping the Wind-An Exploration of the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movmement, Krystle R. Klein

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REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN ATHLETES IN THE MEDIA, Sarah Kustok

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SELLING TRUE STORIES: A CULTURAL ANALYSIS OF MANUFACTURED REALISM IN THE DOCUDRAMA CRIME FILM, Jamie Schleser

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Are Relational Messages Fair? An Examination of the Relationships Among Classroom Justice and Relational Teaching Messages, Laura Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Linguistic Ambiguity in Language-based Jokes, Sarah Seewoester