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Identity and Communication

Identity and Communication

Identity and Communication contributed an innovative take on traditional topics of intercultural communication while promoting new ideas and progressive theories.

Contributors discussed the ways that racial, cultural and gender identities are perceived and relayed within those communities and the media. The conference highlighted different themes of identity communication, from general approaches to racial perceptions to female and adolescent identities.

Publication: Identity and Communication - April 4, 2013

Editors: Dominic Lasorsa (Ph.D., Stanford University) is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in social science theory, writing, and reporting. He co-authored “How to Build Social Science Theories” (Sage, 2004) and the three-volume “National Television Violence Study” (Sage, 1997-98). He has published in several prestigious journals and encyclopedias and served as book review editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Before entering academia, Lasorsa worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in New York, Kansas and Texas.

América Rodriguez (Ph.D., University of California at San Diego), formerly a correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), was an associate professor in the Department of Radio, Television and Film and in the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin. She has published articles on the history and marketing of the U.S. Hispanic audience and on U.S. Latino journalism in Critical Studies of Mass Communication, Communication Review, Aztlan: a Journal of Chicano Studies, and other scholarly journals, as well as mass communication anthologies