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Katherine M Bell, Ph.D. Faculty Profile

Katherine  M  Bell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Faculty Coordinator The Pioneer

Graduate Program Coordinator

Critical media studies, consumer culture, industrial and everyday celebrity, representation of race, gender, sexuality and class in traditional and online media, journalism studies

  • Ph.D. University of Washington
  • MA York University

Not teaching this semester.

  1. “This is not who we are:” Progressive media and post-race in the new era of overt racism. Communication, Culture, and Critique. 12(1), p. 1-17. (Peer reviewed). 
  1. “Critical Race Theory.” Feminist Media Histories. Spring 4(2). 
  1. “By Any Other Name: Media and White Supremacist Terrorism in the Trump Era,” In The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy. Routledge (Robert E. Gutsche Jr., ed). 
  1. Wildest Dreams: The Racial Aura of Celebrity Safari.Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies. (Peer reviewed). 

2015. “Raising Africa? Celebrity and the Rhetoric of the White Saviour.” In Celebrity Philanthropy. Intellect Press (Elaine Jeffries & Paul Allatson, eds.) (Refereed). An earlier (2013) version in the peer-reviewed journal PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. 10(1).

2014. Feature Article, “The Media’s Tipping Point: Covering Gender is the next Frontier.” In Media Morals (September). Stephen J.A. Ward, ed.

2013. Affective Expertise: The Journalism Ethics of Celebrity Sourcing. In Global Media Ethics: Problems and Perspectives, 214-234. Wiley-Blackwell. (Stephen J.A. Ward, ed).

2011. “’A Delicious Way to Help Save Lives’: Race, Commodification and Celebrity in Product (RED)”, in Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 4(3), 163-180. (Refereed).

2011. Feature article, “Weinergate: Sexting, Lies and the Mediascape,” in Journalism Ethics for the Global Citizen (July).

2009. “Against Technologization: Young People’s New Media Discourse as Creative Cultural Practice,” pp 1038-1049, in Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 14(4). With Crispin Thurlow.

2009. Feature article, “Turning Dreams to Shame: Susan Boyle’s Les Miz,” in Journalism Ethics for the Global Citizen (July)

2008. Book review, Asper Nation: Canada’s Most Dangerous Media Company by Marc Edge, pp 919-921 in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 85(4).

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