Spotlight on Scholarship by Communication Graduate Students

Graduate Special Events

Some of our graduate students have had their work published in academic journals and books. They have published articles as sole authors and also in collaboration with faculty in the School of Communication. Here is a sampling of their work:

  • Robert Duran, Lynne Kelly and Teo Rotaru. (2011). Mobile Phones in Romantic Relationships and the Dialectic of Autonomy vs. Connection. Communication Quarterly 59(1), 19-36.
  • Lori Bindig and M. Bosau (Forthcoming).  Branding America:  The Collision of Nationalism and Consumerism After September 11th.  In S. Quay and A. Damico (Eds.) Popular Culture and 9/11.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.
  • Bill Yousman (2009).  Prime Time Prisons on U.S. Television:  Representation of Incarceration.  New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
  • Katharina Lindner (2009). Fighting for Subjectivity: Articulations of Physicality in Girlfight. Journal of International Women’s Studies 10(3), March 2009, 4-17.
  • Robert Duran, Bill Yousman, Kaitlin Walsh and Melanie Longshore (2008). Holistic Media Education:  An Assessment of the Effectiveness of a College Course in Media Literacy. Communication Quarterly 56(1), 49-68.
  • Lori Bindig (2007). Dawson's Creek: A Critical Understanding. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Katharina Lindner (2004). Images of Women in General Interest and Fashion Magazine Advertisements from 1955 to 2002. Sex Roles 51(7-8) 409-421.
  • Bill Yousman (2003). Blackphilia and Blackophobia: White Youth, the Consumption of Rap Music and White Supremacy. Communication Theory 13(4), 366-391.
  • Randy Jacobs and Bill Yousman (1999). Understanding Cable Television Community Access Viewership. Communication Research Reports 16(3), 305-316.
  • Diane Prusank, Robert Duran and Deana DeLillo (1994). Interpersonal Relationships in Women’s Magazines: Dating and Relating in the 1970s and 1980s. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 10, 307-320.
  • Leila Hawken, Robert Duran and Lynne Kelly (1991).  The Relationship of Interpersonal Communication Variables to Academic Success and Persistence in College. Communication Quarterly 39, 297-308.

Graduate Special Events

Graduate students in Communication have successfully completed Master’s theses on a wide range of topics in the field. Here is a selection of some of these theses:

  • Philip T. Weinholtz (2012). Get Connected: The Interconnected Online User.
  • Alicia Linder (2012). Understanding Sexual Communication between Romantic Partners: A Qualitative Analysis.
  • Mary Helen Millham (2010). Perceptions of Equity in Work-Life Organizational Benefits.
  • Joanna Biron (2010). Sexual Communication between Romantic Partners Influencing Safe Sex Practices.
  • Melanie Longshore (2008). An Examination of the Representations of Motherhood in People Magazine in 2005.
  • Michelle O’Connell (2007). “To Text or Not To Text": Reticence and the Utilization of Short Message Services.
  • Jennifer Reynolds (2007). The Influence of Mother-Daughter Communication on Daughter’s Work-Family Choices, Life Satisfaction, and Sense of Balance.
  • Morgan Sones (2007). Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility: How Are Pharmaceutical Companies Communicating These Business Initiatives?
  • Karen A. Baldino (2006). E-mail in an Organizational Setting: Communication or Miscommunication?
  • Katherine Picho (2006). Shattering the Glass Ceiling: An Alternate Approach.
  • Katharina Lindner (2005). Images of Female Athletes in Sports Illustrated.
  • Robin A. Magagnoli (2005). Eating the Forbidden Fruit: An Analysis of Biracial Stereotypes in the Hollywood Film Industry.
  • Anna Danilewicz (2005). Looking for Sexism: A Content Analysis of Local Television News.
  • Mary Schweinsberg (2005). Situating Symbolic Convergence Theory in a Group Learning Context.
  • Lori Bindig (2005). Navigating the Creek: Charting Patterns of Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony in Dawson’s Creek.
  • Kaitlin Walsh (2004). An Analysis of Informational and Cultural Content in Hispanic and Anglo Magazine Advertisements.
  • Joann Macke (2003). E-mail in the Organization: Too Much of a Good Thing?
  • Heather Hinchey (2003). Teen Magazines: A Study of Relational Types, Topics, and Advice from 1965 to 2000.
  • Sarah Clark (2002). An Analysis of the Relationship between Sensory-Processing Sensitivity and Communication Apprehension.
  • Steven Minkler (1999). Gender, Communication, and the Connecticut General Assembly.
  • Bill Yousman (1998). Ideology, Media Culture, and Spike Lee: A Multiperspectival Approach.
  • Kerry Beckford (1998). Toward the Development of a Comprehensive Measure of African American Communication Competence.

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