Institute of Communications Research
The Institute of Communications Research is an internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary education, scholarship and public service in communications and culture. Drawing broadly on the social sciences and humanities, the Institute seeks to develop critically interpretive knowledge about communications in a global economy.
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(2017-04-21)This dissertation examines Bravo as a niche cable channel whose strategies, audience, and programming contribute to its success in a competitive, changing landscape. As such my study of Bravo significantly contributes to ...
(2017-04-21)The purpose of this research is to investigate how varying product visuals affect consumers’ selective exposure, and whether inferences and attitudes toward a newly encountered brand can mediate such visual biasing effects. ...
(2017-04-19)This dissertation examines the different representations of transgender characters in Spanish cinema since their appearance in the 1970s up until today. The history of Spain in the last forty years, with its radical political ...
(2017-04-19)This dissertation examines the multifaceted interactions between China and the global Internet in the past three decades, especially China’s outward cyber expansion, or the “going out” program that has gained momentum since ...
(2016-07-15)This study examines the mediated representation of HIV/AIDS and blackness. Using black feminist thought, and its organizing principles— intersectionality and the matrix of domination—this analysis investigates how race, ...