COMM faculty with their new books

Faculty research makes a difference

Earlier this year, we celebrated our productive crew of researchers. A list of some, but likely not all, of our publications this past year includes more than 6 books and 21 essays, most of which came from a small cadre of 9 tenure stream faculty.

Here is a closer look at some of our 2019-20 research highlights. 


  • Bean, H. (2019). Mobile technology and the transformation of public alert and warning. Santa Monica, CA: Praeger.
  • Dicksteen, L. (2019). Writing for the media. Dubuque, IA: Great River Learning/Kendall Hunt.
  • Fischer, M. (2019). Terrorizing gender: Transgender visibility and the surveillance practices of the U.S. security state. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Logan, D. (2019). Dear navel diary: Are you listening? TerraCotta.
  • Taylor, B. C., & Bean, H. (Eds.) (2019). The handbook of communication and security. New York: Routledge.
  • Turner, P. K., Bardhan, S., Holden, T. Q., & Mutua, E. M. (Eds.). (2019). Internationalizing the communication curriculum in an age of globalization. New York: Routledge.

Research Awards or Recognition

  • CLAS Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Colorado Denver, Sarah Fields, 2020
  • CLAS Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Colorado Denver, Stephen Hartnett, 2019
  • Runner Up for the Popular Culture Association's John Leo and Dana Heller Award for Best Single Work, Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in LGBTQ Studies, Mia Fischer, 2020
  • Xiaosui Xiao Award for Outstanding Rhetorical Scholarship, Association for Chinese Communication Studies, Stephen Hartnett, Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge, and Lisa Keränen, 2019
  • Top Submitted Conference Paper Recognition: Soumia Bardhan (NCA, International & Intercultural), Lisa Keränen & Rudong Zhang (NCA, ARSTM), Andrew J. Gilmore (WSCA overall), 201

Articles, Essays, Book Chapters

  • Bardhan, S. (2019). Internationalizing the communication curriculum: Benefits to stakeholders. In Turner, P. K., Bardhan, S., Holden, T. Q., & Mutua, E. M. (Eds.), Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum in an Age of Globalization. Routledge.
  • Bardhan, S., Colvin, J., Croucher, S., O’Keefe, M., & Dong, Q. (2019). Intercultural communication: A 17-year analysis of the state of the discipline. In Turner, P. K., Bardhan, S., Holden, T. Q., & Mutua, E. M. (Eds.), Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum in an Age of Globalization. Routledge.
  • Bean, H., & Madden, S. (2019). Mobile crisis communication: Temporality, rhetoric, and the case of Wireless Emergency Alerts. In K. K. Stephens (Ed.s), New media and crisis communication. New York: Routledge. 
  • Bean, H., & Rice, R. M. (2019). Organizational communication and security. In B. C. Taylor & H. Bean, The handbook of communication and security(pp. 136-152). New York: Routledge.
  • Fields, S. K. (2019). Issues of sexuality in sport. In Teaching U.S. history through sports, eds. Brad Austin and Pamela J. Grundy (pp. 77-87). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Fields, S. K. and Pieper, L. P. A Toothless tiger? Sports, Title IX, and gendered bodies. In The Business and Culture of Sports: Society, Politics, Economy, Environment, volume 3: Community, eds. Joseph Magure, Mark Falcous, and Katie Liston (pp. 19-32). Farmington Hills, Michigan: Macmillian Reference.
  • Fields, S. K., & Comstock, R. D. (2019). Concussions: A legal and medical history. In Football: An American obsession goes global, eds. Gerald R. Gems and Gertrud Pfister (pp. 81-98). Boston, MA: Berkshire Publishing.
  • Fischer, M. (2019). Piss(ed): The biopolitics of the bathroom. Communication, Culture, & Critique ,12(3), 397-415.
  • Fischer, M. & McClearen, J. (2019). Transgender athletes and the queer art of athletic failure. Communication & Sport. Online first.  DOI: 10.1177/2167479518823207
  • Fischer, M. & Mohrman K. (2019). Intersectionality and Mass Media. In D. L. Merskin (ed.), The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. London: SAGE.
  • Gilmore, A. (2019). Hong Kong's vehicles of democracy: The vernacular monumentality of buses during the Umbrella Revolution. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. Online First. DOI: 10.1080/17513057.2019.1646789.
  • Gilmore, A. (2019). Strangers: Using the small screen to expose mainlandization. Flow Journal. Online.
  • Hartnett, S. J. (2019). Notes on, confessions about, and hopes for globalization. In Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum in an Age of Globalization, ed. Paaige K. Turner, Soumia Barhan, Tracey Quigley, and Eddah M. Mutua (New York: Routledge): xi-xv.
  • Hartnett, S. J. (2020). Transitional justice and the “voyage” of democracy, SupChina (January 15),
  • Hartnett, S. J. & Dodge, P. (2019). On postcolonial remembering and democratic openings in Taiwan; An interview with former political prisoner, Fred Chin, Public Seminar (posted September 26),
  • Hartnett, S. J., Dodge, P. S-W., & Keränen, L. (2019) Postcolonial remembering in Taiwan: 228 and transitional justice as “the end of fear.” Journal of International & Intercultural Communication. Online first: DOI: 10.1080/17513057.2019.1614206.
  • Hasinoff, A. A. (2019). Image-based sexual abuse: It’s not ‘revenge’ and it’s not ‘porn.’ In E. Downs (ed.) The Dark Side of Media & Technology: A 21st Century Guide to Media and Technological Literacy. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 142-153.Translated and reprinted as: (in press) Ne parlons plus de revenge porn: ces images sont une forme de violence sexuelle. Sciences de la societe.
  • Hasinoff, A. A. & Krueger, P. (2019). Warning: Notifications about crime on campus may have unwanted effects. International Journal of Communication 14, 1-21.
  • Keränen, L. (2019). Biosecurity and communication. In Bryan C. Taylor and Hamilton Bean (eds), Handbook of Security and Communication (pp. 223-246). New York: Routledge.
  • Keränen, L. and J. Blake Scott. (2019). RHM editor Blake Scott’s Interview with Lisa Keränen. Rhetoric of Health and Medicine. Article 2, Issue 2, Artwork by Joshua Prenosil.
  • Powell, A. P., Wilson, P. & Powell, T. J. (2019). Chronic and progressive muscle weakness in a 9-year-old girl. Pediatrics in Review, 40(12): 647-650.