University of Southern Indiana

Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Communications Department

Director of Basic Course
Communications Department


812-464-1737
Liberal Arts Center - 3089

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS:

Dr. Stephanie L. Young is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies and Director of the Basic Course at the University of Southern Indiana. Her research interests include rhetorical criticism, popular culture, gender and sexuality studies, autoethnography, and issues of race and identity. She has published in a number of scholarly journals including the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Communication Theory, Women's Studies in Communication, and Women & Language. She is the co-author of the book Pursuing Popular Culture: Methods for Researching the Everyday. Her recent article, "It's Not Just Black and White: Exploring a Pedagogy of Racial Visibility and the Biracial Korean/White Self" (Departures in Critical Qualitative Researchexplores how the performance and interrogation of an interracial identity can be used as a tool for encouraging classroom discussions about race and racism in America. In her spare time, Dr. Young enjoys analyzing television shows and films, cooking, running, co-hosting the podcast Pop Culture Pizza Party, and spending time with her cats McLovin, Sunshine, KitKat, and Waldo. 

 


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