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Melissa Rozalia Meade

Phone 267-314-7981
Email melissa.meade@villanova.edu
www.melissameade.com

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Media and Communication, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University,
Dissertation: In the Shadow of “King Coal”: Memory, Media, Identity, and Culture in the Post-
Industrial Pennsylvania Anthracite Region (August 2019)
Committee: Carolyn Kitch, Nancy Morris, and Patrick D. Murphy, Media and Communication;
Judith Goode, Anthropology
Outsider Reader: Christine J. Walley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
M.S.Ed. Intercultural Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Thesis: Teaching English for Intercultural Competence: Second Language Acquisition and
Intercultural Communication as Reciprocal Interests
Graduate coursework in discourse analysis, language and social interaction, language and gender, cultural
anthropology
Graduate Certificate. Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, University of Pennsylvania
Thesis: Beautiful Penn Wimmin’ [sic] Writing in a Room of Their Own
Postgraduate Diploma. Intercultural Studies, University of the Basque Country, Donostia, Spain
Memoria: Actividades de Formación para Mejorar Interacciones y Habilidades Interculturales
B.A. Spanish and English, Albright College
Minor Concentration: Women’s Studies

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and RESEARCH AWARDS


NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND RESEARCH AWARDS
Best Journal Article in Ethnography, National Communication Association. (2017).

Best Journal Article in American Studies, National Communication Association. (2017).

Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award for Top-Ranked Student-Authored Paper. (2015).


The award honors the top-ranked student-authored paper from all National Communication
Association units that competitively rank papers for programming at the NCA Annual Convention
from more than 60 divisions and thousands of entries, Awarded in recognition of—“In the Shadow
of the Coal Breaker: Place and Landscape in the Anthracite Coal Mining Region”

Top Competitive Paper and John T. Warren Top-Student Paper in Ethnography. (2015).
National Communication Association.

Golden Key International Honour Society Education Award. (2015).

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. (2014-2015). Funding for In the Shadow of
“King Coal”

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Villanova University’s Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society.
(2014-2015). Grant for communication research focused on social justice, ethics, and social change.
Funding for In the Shadow of “King Coal”

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. (2014-2015). Finalist for grant for In the Shadow of “King Coal”

Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Scholarship. (2009-2012).

Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholar. (2000-2002). Fully-funded to live/study in


the Basque Country and give talks about international/intercultural issues.

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico. (1998). Research


fellowship and travel grant funding for Master’s thesis research.

UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS


University Dissertation Completion Grant. (Spring 2018). This award is designed to accelerate the
degree completion process by offering significant financial support to promising students about to
defend their dissertations.

University Fellow. (2015-2016). Awarded to nominated Temple students with outstanding potential for
success in their chosen fields.

Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT) Graduate Associate Fellow. (2015-2016). (declined).

Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT). (2015). Funding for competitively-selected ILiADS
(Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship) at Hamilton College.

HASTAC Digital Humanities Scholar at the Center for Humanities at Temple (CHAT). (2014-2015).
Graduate students, nominated by their institution, meet with other scholars to learn about digital
research methods, develop their own project, and participate in an international online collective.

Alice Raefsky Scholarship. (2014). Awarded to Temple University students who have demonstrated
leadership and achievement in their academics or community service activities.

Summer Research Opportunity Program Scholar. (2014, 2015). Awarded by the University Fellowship
Committee of the Graduate Board of Temple University.

Temple University, Pre-doctoral Future Faculty First Summer Research Fellowship. (2013).
Competitive summer research award for doctoral students underrepresented in their field of study.

Temple University. (2012). Graduate Assistantship, Office of the Provost.

Temple University. (2011). Graduate Assistantship, Institute on Disabilities.

DEPARTMENTAL FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

Temple University. (2010-2017). Graduate Assistantship.

Temple University. (2010-2017). Travel Grant.

University of Pennsylvania. (1997-1999). Graduate Assistantship.

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COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AWARDS
National Communication Association Travel Grant. (2015).

International Communication Association Travel Grant. (2014, 2015).


Top-Three Paper, Graduate Research Forum. (2014). Temple University.

Oliver H. M. Jordan Memorial Award. (2013). Awarded by the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission for
People with Disabilities.

International Communication Association. (2012). Annenberg Award / Language and Social Interaction
Accepting Division Travel Award / Travel Grant.

University of Klagenfurt, Austria. (2011). Travel Grant.

HONOR SOCIETIES and ADDITIONAL HONORS


Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society
Golden Key International Honour Society
Middle Atlantic Conference All-Academic Track Team

CURRENT and PAST POSITIONS


1. VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION, VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY,
VILLANOVA, PA August 2018-present
Classes
o Survey of Communication Studies (COM 1000)
o Qualitative Research in Communication (COM 4001)
o Public Speaking (COM 1100)
o Film Analysis (COM 1300)

2. GRADUATE INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD and COURSE DEVELOPER, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY,


KLEIN COLLEGE OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION, PHILADELPHIA, PA January 2010-2017
Classes
MEDIA STUDIES AND PRODUCTION
o Technology and Culture, (MSP 3421): Upper-division critical studies, mixed undergraduate/graduate
o Media Criticism, (MSP 4153): Upper-division, mixed undergraduate/graduate
o Future of Your TV, (MSP 0821): An Introduction to Television Studies, large lecture of 140
w/supervision of 2 TAs
JOURNALISM
o Elements of Writing, (JRN 1101)
FILM AND MEDIA ARTS
o Film and Video Analysis, (FMA 1172)
COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE
o Public Speaking, (CSI 1111)

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3. TEACHING ASSISTANT, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, KLEIN COLLEGE OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION,
PHILADELPHIA, PA January 2010-2017
Classes
MEDIA STUDIES AND PRODUCTION
o Media and Society, (MSP 1021)
o The Future of Your TV, (MSP 0821)
o Producing and Directing/Graduate TV Production, (MSP 4701/MSP 5701) (conducted individual
and graduate student writing conferences)

JOURNALISM
o Design for Journalists, (JRN 1114)

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION
o Public Relations, (STRC 2552)

4. GRADUATE ASSISTANT in WRITING, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER,


PHILADELPHIA, PA August 2017-January 2018
o Writing tutor for both undergraduate and graduate students—English and Spanish

5. GRADUATE ASSISTANT in DISABILITY, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY, INSTITUTE FOR


DISABILITIES, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA August 2011-January 2012
o Course developer for Marginalized Citizenships: Disability and Sexuality
o Research assistant on policy issues related to disability, gender, and sexuality

6. GRADUATE ASSISTANT, OFFICE OF THE PROVOST, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA March


2012-June 2012

7. RESEARCH ASSISTANT, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, KLEIN COLLEGE OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION,


PHILADELPHIA, PA 2010, 2014, 2015
Topical Areas
o Environmental communication (2015) Dr. Patrick D. Murphy
o Latin American social attitudes in the 20th century (2014) Dr. Nancy Morris
o Ethical aspects of security technologies (2010) Multinational grant collaborative

8. FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, EDITOR, ANTHRACITE COAL REGION OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA


DIGITAL PROJECT, 2013-present.
Created an ongoing, public service, interactive documentary, interpretive, and archival project representing
the extensive social effects and cultural transformations of the Appalachian Region of Northeastern
Pennsylvania containing the only reserves of United States’ anthracite coal—through nineteenth-century
industrialization, the decline of the coal industry in the middle of the twentieth-century, and the upheavals
of deindustrialization that followed. The project coalesces user-generated content, user-curated content, and
citizen journalism with writings, artifacts, interviews, commentary, ethnographic vignettes, oral histories,
photographs, maps, books, and letters. It consists of and continues the momentum of a Facebook page
actively serving about 8800 members; it includes cultural essays on a website. Under current development
is a rich, searchable, user-friendly digital resource on an open source platform for continued community
engagement, teaching, future research, and general information. The project was awarded entrance to the
2015 Andrew Mellon Institute for Liberal Arts Scholarship (ILiADS), Hamilton College, Clinton, NY as
the only project led by a graduate student.

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9. SENIOR LECTURER, LIBERAL ARTS AND SPANISH, THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,
PHILADELPHIA, PA 2008-2011

10. MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT, GAP INTERNATIONAL, INC., SPRINGFIELD, PA 2005-2007


Delivered consulting involving company’s linguistics-based methodologies. Led research and knowledge
development efforts linking language practices with performance. Wrote, designed, and edited company
communications. Business development. Public relations. Project management. Consulting financial
projections.

11. SOCIAL INSURANCE SPECIALIST/TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER, SOCIAL SECURITY


ADMINISTRATION, 2003-2005
Spoke with the public about their rights under the Social Security Act. Gathered facts and evidence to
establish eligibility for Social Security disability, survivor, health insurance, and retirement benefits. Used
state of the art technology to access, update, and revise national social security records. Delivered personal
language service to the Spanish speaking public. Served as an interpreter for members of the public who
needed to speak to the English dominant staff. Served as an agency resource to translate and authorize the
use of documents written in the Spanish language used to make benefit entitlement decisions.

12. PROGRAM DIRECTOR, WOMEN WITH CHILDREN, WILSON COLLEGE, CHAMBERSBURG, PA


2002-2003
Provided leadership for development and implementation of the comprehensive day-to-day operations of a
program for single mothers to attend college and live on-campus with their children.
Grants:
o United States Congressional Appropriation to fund Wilson College’s Women with Children Program
and to host an international conference about single mothers in higher education
o Lenfest scholarship for Women with Children Program’s childcare services
o In-kind donation

13. COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT, WESCO, DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN 2000-2002


Speeches in English. General speech writing and communication. Editing. Film and television subtitles.

14. ESL INSTRUCTOR, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA 1999-2000


Developmental writing, writing about literature, TOEFL

15. VISITING PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO Y DE


ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES MONTERREY (ITESM) QUERÉTARO, MEXICO Summer 1999

16. ESL AND CITIZENSHIP INSTRUCTOR, UNITE WORKERS’ CENTER 1997-1999


Taught English and the “U.S. Citizenship Exam” to blue-collar, unionized immigrant workers. Designed
course curriculum. Provided guidance on issues that students faced in their transitions to life in the United
States.

PUBLICATIONS
Meade, Melissa R. & Robles, Jessica S. (2017). Existential and Historical Coherence in Political
Commercials. Discourse and Communication, first author. 11(4).
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1750481317707560

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Meade, Melissa R. (2017). In the Shadow of the Coal Breaker: Cultural Extraction and Digital Dialogical
Communication in the Anthracite Coal-Mining Region. Cultural Studies, 31(2-3), pp. 376-399.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2017.1303433
o “Best Journal Article in Ethnography, National Communication Association”
o “Best Journal Article in American Studies, National Communication Association”

Meade, Melissa R. (2017). Critical ethnography. In J. Matthes, C. Davis, & R. Potter (Eds.) International
Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell & the International
Communication Association.

Meade, Melissa R. (2015). Latrinalia in a Room of One’s Own: Language, Gender, and Place. In T. Lovata
& E. Olton (Eds). The Materiality of Graffiti: Studying and Understanding Graffiti from Prehistory to the
21st century. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Meade, Melissa R. (2011). Violence, Oppression, and Double Standards in Three Colombian Films. Cine J
Cinema Journal.

BOOK MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS


In the Shadow of “King Coal”: Memory, Media, Identity, and Culture in the Post-Industrial Pennsylvania
Anthracite Region

SELECTED MEDIA INTERVIEWS, MENTIONS, and LINKS


---- Relentless: A Series of Recoveries. (Max Dolente, director, 2019). Interviewed for this documentary
focusing on the different roads people take to opioid recovery as well as highlighting those on the front
lines in their community combating the opioid epidemic in urban, suburban, and rural Pennsylvania.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10278570/
---- Britto, B. (13 December 2018). Behind the Hidden Art of Baltimore's Bathroom Graffiti
https://www.baltimoresun.com
---- Lilly, R. (27 November 2017). Melissa Meade Wins Two NCA Awards and Sheds Light on the
Anthracite Region https://klein.temple.edu
---- Cooper, M. (4 April 2017). As Trump Tries to Revive Coal, a Composer Confronts Mining’s Past
www.nytimes.com
---- (8 August 2016). United Airline Flight 624. (June 1948 plane that crashed in the Anthracite Region).
http://en.m.wikipedia.org
---- Hong, A. (12 January 2015). With year’s end, a new photo show: The Center for Public Interest
Journalism is hosting its annual end-of-the-year Photo Night. http://temple-news.com/
---- Meade, M. (11 December 2014). When Words Won’t Come Featured essay on NPR-affiliated
WHYY. http://www.newsworks.org/
---- Gordon, E. (producer). (11 December 2014). So you love language. Then one day, you lose your
ability to speak https://soundcloud.com/whyy-the-pulse/when-the-words-wont-come
---- Kenney, O. (10 May 2014). Digital-remixing: Good or evil? www.honorslounge.com
---- Jones, K. (4 December 2013). Speaking out after strokes http://temple-news.com/

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SELECTED INVITED WORKSHOPS and LECTURES
“Being a ‘native ethnographer.’ Media ethnography.” Graduate Seminar. Temple University,
Philadelphia, PA, October 2017.
In the shadow of "King Coal": Media and memories of the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern
Pennsylvania. Anthracite Heritage Conference. Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton, PA, May
2017.
“Narratives and Storytelling in Ethnographic Research: Understanding Anthracite Coal-Mining Region
Cultural Worlds.” Misericordia University. Panelist: Oral History Projects in Northeastern
Pennsylvania: The Importance of Stories, Dallas, PA, January 2017. (Declined).
“Analyzing Product Placement in Television.” Graduate and Undergraduate Seminar. Temple University,
Philadelphia, PA, October 2016.
“Dialogical Communication and Digital Citizenship in the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern
Pennsylvania.” Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference. Indiana University of
Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, June 2016.
“Connecting to Communication Scholarship Communities within the University and Beyond.” Graduate
Seminar. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, December 2015.
“Types and Levels of Collaboration in Digital Humanities Projects: Making the Most out of the Digital
Humanities Summer Institute.” Hamilton College, Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship,
Clinton, NY, August 2015.
“Globalization and Media: Latin American Media.” Graduate and Undergraduate Seminar. Temple
University, Philadelphia, PA, April 2013.
“Representations and Identity in Television,” “Political Communication and Television,” “Genres of
Production,” “Representations and Identity in Television,” “Political Communication and Television.”
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, November, October 2012; November, March, February 2011.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


Memory and Post-industrial Place: Environmental Classism and the Coal-cracker Identity. Working-Class
Studies Association Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK, Sept 2019.

Re-Collecting Centralia, Pennsylvania Supernatural Tropes and Local Memories. National Communication
Association, Ethnography Division, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov 2018.
Tracing Social and Economic Change Through the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Digital Project. National Communication Association, Media and Class in the 21st Century Pre-
Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 2016.
Remembering Centralia, Pennsylvania/Re-Collecting the Anthracite Coal-Mining Region: Participatory
Public Culture, Digital Media, and Collective Memory. National Communication Association,
Ethnography Division, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 2016.
The Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania: Using Facebook to Document a Community,
with Jennie Levine Knies. Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference: Negotiating
Borders through Digital Collaboration. Lewisburg, PA, Oct 2016.
An Appalachian Coal-Mining Community Writing Culture: Global Geopolitics and Local Poetics Through
Digital Media and Ethnography. Global Fusion, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2016.

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In the Shadow of the Coal Breaker: Place and Landscape in the Anthracite Coal Mining Region. National
Communication Association, Ethnography Division, Las Vegas, NV, Nov 2015.
o Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award—awarded to the top-ranked student-authored
paper across the entire National Communication Association
o Top Competitive Paper and John T. Warren Top Student Paper in the Ethnography
Division
Ethnographic Encounters, Cultural Traces, Media Producers, and Everyday Extractivisms in the
Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Global Fusion, Texas A&M, College
Station, TX, Oct 2015.
Affect and Extraction in the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Affect Theory
Conference: Worldings, Tensions, Futures. Millersville University's Ware Center, Lancaster, PA,
Oct 2015.
Mine Lands, Mine Bodies, Mine Memories in the Anthracite Coal Region. International Communication
Association, Environmental Communication Division, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 2015.
Present Constructions of Our Archival Pasts: Cultural Memories of Human Suffering. National
Communication Association, Communication as Social Construction Division, Chicago, IL, Nov
2014. (Invited panelist, declined).
Latrinalia: Writing Gender in a University Restroom. International Communication Association,
Language and Social Interaction Division, Seattle, WA, May 2014.
Conflict, History, and the Social Memory of Ethnicized Labor in the Anthracite Coal Region.
International Communication Association, History Division Pre-Conference, “Making Sense of
History and Memory.” Seattle, WA, May 2014.
Ethnic Relations in the Shadow of "King Coal." American Anthropological Association, Visual
Ethnographies and Defined Experiences. Chicago, IL, Nov 2013.
Collective Memory, Identity, and Place: Remembering U.S. Industry. National Communication
Association, American Studies Division. Washington, DC, Nov 2013.
Communication and Mediations in the Shadow of "King Coal." Global Fusion Conference, University of
Southern Illinois, Carbondale, IL, Oct 2013.
Class, Ethnicity, and Violence in Shenandoah, PA: An Ethnographic Approach to Mediated
Communication. Global Fusion, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, IL, Oct 2013.
Complementarity of Traditional Ethnographic Methods with Methods of Discourse Analysis in the
Anthracite Coal Region. Southern States Communication Association, Ethnography Division.
Louisville, KY, April 2013 and the Temple University Graduate Research Forum. Top-three paper
award.
War and Peace Journalism: Coverage of the 11-M Train Bombings in Spain’s El País. International
Communication Association, Global Communication and Social Change Division. Phoenix, AZ,
May 2012.
Historical and Existential Coherence in Two Campaign Advertisements. International Communication
Association, Language and Social Interaction Division. Phoenix, AZ, May 2012.

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Mourning Industrial Labor: Global Landscapes of Economic Abandonment. Critical Theories: Villanova
University’s 17th Annual Conference in Philosophy. Villanova University, Villanova, PA, March
2012. (Co-authored).
Undocumented Immigrant Voices in the Public Sphere: A Case Study. National Communication
Association. La Raza Division. New Orleans, LA, Nov 2011.
Racial Hegemony and Myth. University of Klagenfurt. Hegemony and the Image Conference. Klagenfurt,
Austria, May 2011.

An Immigrant Counterpublic in the Time of the Arizona Law. Cornell University. Youth, Identities, and
Transnational Flows. Ithaca, NY, March 2011.

The Use of Images of Hitler and of Vermin to Depict President Barack Obama within U.S. Tea Party
Protests. Pennsylvania Communication Association. East Stroudsburg University, East
Stroudsburg, PA, Oct 2010.
Beautiful Penn Wimmin’ [sic] Writing in a Room of Their Own. University of Notre Dame. Gender,
Place, and Space Conference. South Bend, IN, March 2010.

CREATIVE WORK
PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM
----Center for Public Interest Journalism’s Year-End Photo Night. “In the Shadow of ‘King Coal’:
Anthracite Sunset.” The Pen and Pencil Club. Philadelphia, PA. Jan 2015. (curated by David Maialetti,
Photojournalist, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA).
----Shenandoah, PA. (Short film. 10 min). Pennsylvania Communication Association. Westminster College.
New Wilmington, PA. Oct 2011.

NON-ACADEMIC WRITING
Meade, Melissa R. (2014). “When Words Won’t Come,” Featured essay on NPR-affiliated WHYY

SERVICE TO THE ACADEMY


LEADERSHIP IN LEARNED SOCIETIES AND CONFERENCES

Referee/Reviewer. (2017- ). The Extractive Industries and Society.


Reviewer. (2012, 2013, 2015). Paper reviewer for the Language and Social Interaction Division of the
International Communication Association.
Reviewer. (2016, 2017). Paper reviewer for the Ethnography Division of the National Communication
Association.
Reviewer. (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). Paper reviewer for the Global Fusion Conference.
Early Career Scholar Representative. (2014-2017). (Elected Position). Language and Social Interaction
Division of the International Communication Association.
Founder and co-Manager. (2015-present). Language and Social Interaction Division of the International
Communication Association Twitter account @ICA_Language.
Graduate Research Forum Committee Member. (2015, 2017). Temple University Graduate Research
Forum. Graduate student representative.
Conference Chair. (2002). International Conference on Single Mothers in Higher Education. Planned,
facilitated, and executed conference as overall leader. Wilson College.

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SCHOLARLY ORGANIZING
Session Chair. (2016). National Communication Association. Critical and Cultural Studies Division.
Communicating Labor, the Labor of Communication.
Session Chair. (2016). National Communication Association. Ethnography Division. Communication’s
Civic Callings to Remember, Memorialize, and Reframe the American Dream.
Panel Chair. (2016). Cultural Studies Association. Gender, Sexuality, and Identity: Ethnic Studies and the
Policing of Identity.
Session Chair. (2014, 2015). Temple University Graduate Research Forum.
Panel Co-Chair/Organizer. (2013). Global Fusion. Mediation and Method: Ethnography and its Futures
for Communication Scholarship.
Respondent. (2016). National Communication Association. Ethnography Division. Communication’s Civic
Callings to Remember, Memorialize, and Reframe the American Dream.
Respondent. (2016). Cultural Studies Association. Gender, Sexuality, and Identity: Ethnic Studies and the
Policing of Identity.
Panel Organizer. (2014). National Communication Association.
Panel Moderator. (2013). Global Fusion.
Panel Moderator. (2014, 2015). Temple University Graduate Research Forum.

SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY and DEPARTMENT


Committee Member for the Graduate Research Forum, Temple University, 2015, 2017.
Graduate Student Representative, National Communication Association (NCA) Graduate Student
Recruitment Fair, Temple University.
Outreach to accepted applicants, Temple University Media and Communication Doctoral Program who
contacted me to speak and correspond about attending the program, about their related research
interests, and program and campus-wide opportunities for combining research areas.
Member, Language Equity Initiative that supports college applicants from families in which Spanish is the
native language, University of the Arts.
Advisor to students traveling or studying abroad in Spanish-speaking countries, University of the Arts.
Chair, International Women’s Conference, Wilson College.
Member, Multicultural / International Advisory Council, Wilson College.
Member, Foreign Language Day Committee, Wilson College.
Co-Advisor, Spanish Club, Wilson College.
Treasurer and Co-Founder, Intercultural Students’ Organization, University of Pennsylvania.
Co-coordinator, Women’s Center, Albright College.
Captain, Women’s Track Team, Albright College.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Anthracite Coal Region Digital Project. (2013-present). Created and sustain a large scale community
digital media project in service of the community. Engage community with purposeful topics. Write
relevant digital content. Respond to emails, questions, and comments in a timely and accurate
manner.
Volunteer. (2011). Habitat for Humanity and Projects with a Purpose—Service in New Orleans’ Ninth
Ward. Worked with the National Communication Association to build homes and provide
Thanksgiving meal packs for children.
Research consultant. (2008). Delaware Valley Stroke Council—Public relations and community outreach.
Volunteer. (2005-2010). Philadelphia Citizen Diplomacy International. Assisted international visitors and
new international residents (including international students) with becoming familiar with
Philadelphia and the region. Hosted gatherings and facilitated mentorship opportunities.

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LANGUAGE COMPETENCIES and LANGUAGE TRAINING
o Native speaker of English
o Fluency in Spanish
o Read, write Italian. Speak basic Italian
CEMANHUAC EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY, Cuernavaca, Mexico
--Intensive Spanish Language Study
UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
--Intensive Spanish Language Study

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH, WORK, and STUDY


Rotary International Group-Study Exchange to the Philippines (1 month. Feb 2012 through March
2012)—Gave talks throughout the Philippines about academic life in Philadelphia, about life in the
Anthracite Coal Region, and met with local professionals to discuss their work.
Postgraduate Diploma earned at the University of the Basque Country (UPV), San Sebastián, Spain—(Feb
2000-Oct 2002)—Defended a thesis at the UPV. Full fellowship from the Rotary Foundation. Gave 25+
talks throughout Spain about intercultural communication.
Spent one month living with an Italian family in Milazzo, Sicily—(Jan 2000).
Took Basque professionals on a linguistic and cultural excursion to London, England—(Spring, 2001).
Worked on consulting projects and teaching assignments in the Basque Country, Spain—(2000-2002).
Visiting Professor at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Querétaro,
Mexico—(Summer, 1999). Conducted Master’s Thesis research about how culture is communicated in
the second language classroom.
Summer Program in Anthropology and Mexican Culture, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de
Monterrey (ITESM), Querétaro, Mexico.
Undergraduate fieldwork and study in the Cuernavaca and Mexico City, Mexico. Lived with a Mexican
family—(Winter term, 1997).

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS


o National Communication Association (Ethnography Division, American Studies Division, Latino and
Latina Studies Division, Disability Issues Caucus, Women’s Caucus, La Raza Caucus)
o International Communication Association (Language and Social Interaction Division, Environmental
Communication Division, Communication History Division)
o American Anthropological Association
o Global Fusion
o Cultural Studies Association
o Working-Class Studies Association

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