Category Archives: Graduate Program

Dr. Gi Woong Yun to serve on editorial advisory board for the Asian Journal of Communication

Dr. Gi Woong Yun has been asked to serve on the editorial advisory board for the Asian Journal of Communication. Launched in 1990, AJC is jointly run by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC). It is published by Taylor & Francis, which handles its production and marketing.

is a refereed international publication that provides a venue for high-quality communication scholarship. It focuses on the systems and processes of communication in the Asia-Pacific region and Asian communities around the world. AJC brings to its readers the latest, broadest and most important findings in Asian communication research. It follows a rigorous procedure of double-blind peer review to maintain its high standard of scholarship. The journal has been listed in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) since 2008.  It is the only communication journal from Asia that has been included in the index.

Dr. Sandra Faulkner had papers accepted for publication

Sandra Faulkner had the following papers accepted for publication:

Faulkner, S. L. & Hecht, M. L. (in press). The Negotiation of Closetable Identities: A Narrative Analysis of LGBTQ Jewish Identity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Croucher, S., Faulkner, S. L., Long, B., & Oomen, D. (in press). Demographic and religious differences in the dimensions of self-disclosure among Hindus and Muslims in India. Journal of Intercultural Communication.

Faulkner, S. L. (in press). Poetry as/in Research: Craft connections between poets and qualitative researchers. In S. Thomas, A. Cole & S. Stewart (Eds.), The art of poetic inquiry. Nova Scotia: Backalongbooks.

Faulkner, S. L. (in press). Gandules and Rice: Sexual Talk in Latina Families. In C. Noland (Ed.), Case Studies in Communication About Sex. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge.

Dr. Gajjala to give invited talk at University of Sussex

Dr. Gajjala will be travelling to Europe in October and presenting at the ECREA conference on her most recent projects related to her in-progress

book length project on Affect and Placement in online networks. Following her participation in that conference, she will be travelling to University of

Sussex to give an invited talk at the Media, Film and Music Research Seminar Series , on October 20, 2010.

BGSU Centennial Alumni Award Recipient Dr. David Kenndy’s lecture

BGSU Centennial Alumni Award Recipient Dr. David Kennedy’s lecture.

Radio, Televison and Convergence, Brought to You by the Web

Presenter: Dave Kennedy, CEO of Flycast Inc.

April 23, 2010
Length: 51:00

Link to the lecture:

Lin to the power point presentation: Dave.Kennedy.BGSU Presentation 0410

Dr. Gajjala hosts Research Seminar May 20, 2010


Thursday 20th May 2010

14:00-16:00, Room U103 (First floor, Tower 2)

“Laboring to Produce Agency:
Marketing Empowerment through Online Networks”

Professor Radhika Gajjala

Bowling Green State University

Presentation Abstract: Online Social networking tools in recent times are increasingly being used by non-profits and NGOs who are reaching out globally to find connections and networks to empower various marginalized groups in specific locales. This leads to advocacy issues being taken into global spaces where the local context is displaced and re-presented in an effort to garner material and social support for the causes that are taken up by the non-profits. Individuals who train in “social entrepreneurship” skills, mostly using online networking tools, work in these non-profits thus labor continuously  to communicate across diverse contexts. The individuals form a particular kind of labor force in these online settings that are in a sense both “IT professionals” and  “social workers” that perform “communicative labor” (Dempsey, 2009).  In my presentation I will discuss the notions of “empowerment”, “voice” and “agency” that emerge in these online spaces.

About Professor Radhika Gajjala: Radhika Gajjala is Director of Women’s Studies and Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Her book Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women (2004) was published by Altamira Press. She co-edited South Asian Technospaces and Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice and is currently working on a couple book length projects – one is on “Technocultural Agency: Production of Identity at the Interface” and the other examines “Affect and Placement in Indian Digital Diasporas.”


Success by SMC faculty and graduate students

Communication Studies:  Volume 61 Issue 2


Original Articles


The Effects of Self-Construal and Religiousness on Argumentativeness: A Cross-Cultural Analysis, Pages 135 – 155

Authors: Stephen M. Croucher; Deepa Oommen; Manda V. Hicks; Kyle J. Holody; Samara Anarbaeva; Kisung Yoon; Anthony T. Spencer; Chrishawn Marsh; Abdulrahman I. Aljahli

DOI: 10.1080/10510971003603994


Lynda Dee Dixon continues to serve on the Sequoyah Commission for the Cherokee Nation

Lynda Dee Dixon, Professor in the Department of Communication, is continuing to serve on the Sequoyah Commission for the Cherokee Nation. She was appointed  by the Principal Chief Chadwick “Corn Tassel” Smith. The commission has included special assistant to Chief Smith Chair Dr. Richard Allen;  Dr. Ellen Cushman (Writing, Rhetoric & American Culture, Michigan State University); Dr. Leslie Hannah (Professor and Director of the Cherokee Language Revitalization Program, Northeastern State University OK); Dr. Tom Holm (Emeritus Professor University of Arizona); and until her recent death, former Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller, first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation. The Commission members continue to develop plans as projected by Chief Mankiller for (1)  permanent archives– virtual and hard copy– of research by and about Cherokees from the past, present, and future and (2) language and culture undergraduate BA and graduate degrees at Northeastern State University. The first report was presented to the Chief last year (2009); the second report will be presented to the Chief at the Annual Homecoming for the Cherokee Nation, August 10. Each year in April and in August, Indian researchers submit research papers for review that if accepted will be presented at two American Indian conferences each year. The conference this April was “Fancy Dancing.”