Media and Communication Ph.D. Dissertations

Media and Communication Ph.D. Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 2020

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Stories To Tell: Examining Experiences And Identities Of Individuals With Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Cody M. Clemens

Dissertations from 2019

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How Do Credibility of For-profit and Non-profit Source and Sharer, Emotion Valence, Message Elaboration, and Issue Controversiality Influence Message Sharing to Imagined Audience on Facebook?, Chang Bi

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Women on YouTube: Exploring identity performances of female creators using intersectionality and media ecology, Alyssa N. Fisher

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Rhetorical Complexity of Advocating Intercultural Peace: Post-World War II Peace Discourse, Emi Kanemoto

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Neoliberalism and the Rhetoric of School Closure in Latina/o Detroit, Chad M. Nelson

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The Mass-Personal Divide: Bridging Scholarship and Paving Ground Through the Lens of Environmental Discourse on Public Land Use, Laura A. Seroka

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Identity Gaps: An Analysis of Chinese Academic Mothers' Transnational Communicative Experiences in the U.S., Xiaoli Wen

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Angry White Men: How Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead Predicted the Trumpian Zeitgeist, Graeme John Wilson

Dissertations from 2018

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Health Crisis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Study of Saudis' Knowledge of Coronavirus, Attitudes toward the Ministry of Health's Coronavirus Preventive Campaigns, and Trust in Coronavirus Messages in the Media, Saud Abdulaziz Alsulaiman

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Victim, Terrorist, or Other?: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Alternative News Media Depictions of the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis, Scott Owen Chappuis

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Gatekeeping Breaking News Online: How Social Media Affect Journalists' Crime News Sourcing and Dissemination in India, Dhiman Chattopadhyay

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Superheroes & Stereotypes: A Critical Analysis of Race, Gender, and Social Issues Within Comic Book Material, Gabriel Arnoldo Cruz

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Caregiving and social support: Feminist health communication approach to understanding doulas in China, Zehui Dai

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Remaking Albania: Public Memory of Communist Past, Nina Nazmije Gjoci

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How do Chinese college students seek information to prevent unwanted pregnancy? A study of online information seeking for contraception, Weiwei Jiang

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More Than an Athlete: A Qualitative Examination of Activist Identities Among NCAA Division I Student-Athletes, Yannick Kluch

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Instructional Design and Engagement in K-12 Public Schools: The Impact of Neoliberalism on Instruction, Tonya Renee Sanders

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Voluntary Professional Relational Loss: The Intersectionality Between Workplace Relationships and Organizational Identity, Christian Thompson

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Detection of Eating Disorders Among Young Women: Implications for Development Communication, Shrinkhala Upadhyaya

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Predicting Healthy Eating Behavior: Examination of Attitude, Subjective Norms, and Perceived Behavioral Control Factors, Fang Wang

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Why do We Choose This App? A Comparison of Mobile Application Adoption Between Chinese and US College Students, Chenjie Zhang

Dissertations from 2017

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Consumers' Engagement with Local and Global Brands on Facebook in Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Hatim Abuljadail

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A Rhetorical Examination of the Fatwa: Religion as an Instrument for Power, Prestige, and Political Gains in the Islamic World, Abdulrahman Ibrahim Aljahli

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Simulated Social Justice? Paradoxical Discourse and Decision-Making Within Educational Video Games Designed For Social Change, Erika M. Behrmann

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Digital Whiteness Imperialism: Redefining Caucasian Identity Post-Boston Bombing, Benjamin Brojakowski

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An Intersectional and Dialectical Analysis and Critique of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's Ambivalent Discourses in the New Racism, Linsay M. Cramer

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Toward a Better Understanding of Social Enterprises: A Critical Ethnography of a TOMS Campus Club, Jeanette M. Dillon

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Contesting the Keys to Freedom: Rhetoric, K-12 Education Policy, and Whiteness as a Cultural Practice, Andrew R. Donofrio

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A Hyperlink and Sentiment Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election: Intermedia Issue Agenda and Attribute Agenda Setting in Online Contexts, Youngnyo Joa

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#underestimated: an intersectional approach to the exploration of girl athlete identities through photographic self-representations, Chelsea Ann Kaunert

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Latent Network Construction of Men's Movement Organizations Online, Brian Krol

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Documentary Dialogues: Establishing a Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Documentary Fandom-Filmmaker Social Media Interaction, Julia E. Largent

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The Role of American Islamic Organizations in Intercultural Discourse and Their Use of Social Media, Adnan Osama Shareefi

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Countering the Misconceptions of Media Portrayal Using Creative Expression: An Examination of Veterans With PTSD and the Complexity of Identity Gaps, Stormy P. Trotter

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Effect of product review interactivity, social inequality, and culture on trust in online retailers: A comparison between China and the U.S., Liu Yang

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Building and Negotiating Religious Identities in A Zen Buddhist Temple: A Perspective of Buddhist Rhetoric, Fan Zhang

Dissertations from 2016

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Invasion, Surveillance, Biopolitics, and Governmentality: Representations from Tactical Media to Screen, Michael V. DelNero

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Media, Globalization and Nationalism: The Case of Separate Telangana, Sumanth Inukonda

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Towards a Re-discovery of the Public Sphere: Myanmar/Burma's 'Exile Media's' Counter-hegemonic Potential and the U.S. News Media's Re-framing of American Foreign Policy, Brett R. Labbe

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Teen Pregnancy and Media Engagement: A Uses and Gratifications Study, David Michael Strukel

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Stories of Teal: Women's Experiences of Ovarian Cancer, Dinah A. Tetteh

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The Cultural Rhetorics of After-Dinner Speaking, Courtney J. Wright

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The effect of partisan media and news slant on Americans' perception of China and Chinese products: an experimental study in an online news environment, Chen Yang

Dissertations from 2015

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Bridging the Last Mile: An Exploration of ICT Policy Through Bharatnet, Deepti Bharthur

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College Students' Positive Strategic SNS Involvement and Stress Coping in the United States and China, Ling Fang

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Assessing Source Credibility On Social Media–––An Electronic Word-Of-Mouth Communication Perspective, Xiao Hu

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The Rhetorical Landscape of Itaewon: Negotiating New Transcultural Identities in South Korea, Eun Young Lee

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Inoculation Information Against Contagious Disease Misperception about Flu with Heuristic vs. Systematic Information and Expert vs. Non-Expert Source, SangHee Park

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"Killing in Silence: Alternative and Mainstream Media Coverage of U.S. DRONE STRIKES.", Brion White

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Knowledge (K), Attitude (A), and Practice (P) of Women and Men about Menstruation and Menstrual Practices in Ahmedabad, India: Implications for Health Communication Campaigns and Interventions, Arpan Shailesh Yagnik

Dissertations from 2014

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Lying in Familial Relationships as Portrayed in Domestic Sitcoms Since the Recession: An Examination of Family Structure and Economic Class, Nancy Bressler

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Cross-Border Film Production: The Neoliberal Recolonization of an Exotic Island by Hollywood Pirates , Anthony Frampton

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Laughing at American Democracy: Citizenship and the Rhetoric of Stand-Up Satire, Matthew Meier

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Measurements of Media Reputation of Firms, Xiaoqun Zhang

Dissertations from 2013

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Nomadic Subjectivity and Muslim Women: A Critical Ethnography of Identities, Cultures, and Discourses, Marne Leigh Austin

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Knowledge, Cultural Production, and Construction of the Law: An Ideographic Rhetorical Criticism of Copyright, Suzanne Berg

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Negotiating Roma Identity in Contemporary Urban Romania: an Ethnographic Study, Anca Birzescu

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Breast Cancer in the Media: Agenda-Setting and Framing Effects of Prevalent Messages on College-Aged Women, Sarah Henize

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Come a Little Closer: Examining Spillover Priming Effects from a Network Perspective, David Morin

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The Making of Laborer Subjectivity and Knowledge in the Information Industry: Gender Dimensions of Free and Open Source Development, Yeon Ju Oh

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An Examination of Relationships Between Exposure to Sexually Explicit Media Content and Risk Behaviors: A Case Study of College Students, Alexandru Stana

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Torture Survivor Advocacy Nonprofits and Representation on the Internet: The Case of Freedom From Torture, Sean Watkins

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Relational Communication about Religious Differences among In- Laws: A Case Study about the Quality and Health of In-Law Relationships in Orthodox Christian Families, Anastasia Widmer

Dissertations from 2012

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Patient-Centered Care and Mindfulness in Hospice Volunteer Communication Experiences, Laura Cooley

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The Effects of Body Ideal Profile Pictures and Friends' Comments on Social Network Site Users' Body Image: A SIDE Model Approach, Mark Flynn

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The Sports Mall of America: Sports and the Rhetorical Construction of the Citizen-Consumer, Cory Hillman

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The Logic of Ironic Appropriation: Constitutive Rhetoric in the Stewart/Colbert Universe, Christopher Medjesky

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Only God Knows the Opposition We Face: The Rhetoric of Nineteenth Century Free Methodist Women’s Quest for Ordination, Christy Ellen Mesaros-Winckles

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Manufacturing Identity: Peasant Workers' Spatial Production in China, Kang Sun

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The Media is the Weapon: The Enduring Power of Balkan War (Mis)Coverage, Christian Vukasovich

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Digitizing Third World Bodies: Communicating Race, Identity, and Gender through Online Microfinance/A Visual Analysis, Franklin Nii Amankwah Yartey

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The Rhetorical Uses of Multiculturalism: An Ideographic Analysis of the European Union and Macedonian Discourses in the Dialogue for EU Accession, Linda Ziberi

Dissertations from 2011

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YouTubing Difference: Performing Identity in Online Do-It-Yourself Communities, Samara Anarbaeva

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Sugar, Salt, and Fat: Michelle Obama's Rhetoric Concerning the Let's Move! Initiative, Binary Opposition, Weight Obsession, and the Obesity Paradox, Jenny A. Armentrout

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Isolated Incidents or Deliberate Policy? Media Framing of U.S. Abu Ghraib and British Detainee Abuse Scandals During the Iraq War, Ramune Braziunaite

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The Virtual Hand: Exploring the Societal Effects of Video Game Industry Business Models, Mark Cruea

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Negotiating Gendered Expectations: The Basic Social Processes of Women in the Military, Manda Hicks

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Constructing the End: Framing and Agenda-setting of Physician-assisted Suicide, Kyle Holody

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Tracing the Path of Power through the Fluidity of Freedom: The Art of Parkour in Challenging the Relationship of Architecture and the Body and Rethinking the Discursive Limits of the City, Matthew D. Lamb

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As Seen on TV: Brand Placement and Its Influence on the Identity of Emerging Adults, Brittany Rowe-Cernevicius

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Communicating Support: Where and how Army Spouses Seek Community, Brigit Talkington

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Religious Media Use And Audience's Knowledge, Attitude, And Behavior: The Roles Of Faith Motivation, Program Appeals, And Dual Information Processing, Kisung Yoon

Dissertations from 2010

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Millennial Students Relationship with 2008 Top 10 Social Media Brands via Social Media Tools, Alisa L. Agozzino

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Re-Producing Masculinities on YouTube: A Cyberethnography of the MighTMenFTM Channel, Brett Billman

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Style Matters: Worship Preferences of University Students Regarding the use of Music and Technology, Daniel D. Fultz

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Internet Technology Use and Economic Development: A Case Study of the Rural Population of Ihiala Village in Southeastern Nigeria, Primus Chuks Igboaka

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I've Got a Story to Tell: Critical Race Theory, Whiteness and Narrative Constructions of Racial and Ethnic Census Categories, Candice J. LeFlore-Munoz

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Scripts for Online Dating: A Model and Theory of Online Romantic Relationship Initiation, Bridget L. Long

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Resisting and Reconciling a Virtual Age: Performing Identities and Negotiating Literacies in Shifting Mid-life Workspaces and Immersive Online Environments, Sue Ellen McComas

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An Examination of the Implications of Intrinsic Religiousness and Social Identification with Religion on Intercultural Communication Apprehension and Conflict Communication in the Context of Cultural Adaptation, Deepa Oommen

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Dancing in the Tension between the Global and National: Seeing Chinese Television Industry through Phoenix Satellite TV, Shuang Xie

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World War II Internment Camp Survivors: The Stories and Life Experiences of Japanese American Women, Precious Vida Yamaguchi

Dissertations from 2009

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Why do I have to switch to DTV? An Analysis of Public Interest in the Digital Television Transition, James A. Baumann

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Examining the Meaning-Making of Hiv/Aids Media Campaign Messages: A Feminist Ethnography in Ghana, Phyllis Dako-Gyeke

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“I’m Not as Bad as I Seem to Be”: Understanding the Identities of Female Ex-Offenders, Nikki D. Howard

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Patterns of Access and Use of Online Health Information among Internet Users: A Case Study, Rucha S. Kavathe

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An Examination of Individual Differences in Communication-Related Social Cognitive Structures in Association with Selling Effectiveness, Michael J. Meredith

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A Tradition Her Own: Womanist Rhetoric and the Womanist Sermon, Toniesha Latrice Taylor

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Investigation of the Relationships among Socially Interactive Technologies, Communication Competence, Social Cognition, and Formal Written Discourse, Jacob Stephen Turner

Dissertations from 2008

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Victim offender communication in felony cases: An archival analysis of Ohio's Office of Victim Services dialogue program, Ian M. Borton