Fairfield University communication faculty to share their cutting edge research on the internet, politics, roller derby and more


Image: Micheal SerazioFour Fairfield University communication professors will present their most recent research into such diverse topics as the Internet, advertising, Lyme Disease and roller derby at "Talk About Communication: Twenty-five Years of Communication at Fairfield University," a free lecture series held on campus. The public is welcome to the second session in the series, which will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

The event will feature the following presentations:

  • Maggie Wells, Ph.D., associate professor of communication, "'It's just growing pains': Chronic Lyme Disease and the discourses of ignorance and invisibility"
  • Colleen Arendt, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, "A rink of one's own: Gender, sport, and the alter ego in contemporary women's roller derby"
  • Mike Serazio, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, "From journalism to advertising to politics: Making culture in the 21st century"
  • Gisela Gil-Egui, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, "Beyond availability and transparency: Applying theories of justice to the open access and open source movements on the Internet"

The lecture series is funded by a grant from the Humanities Institute of Fairfield University's College of Arts and Sciences.

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Media Contact: Meredith Guinness, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, mguinness@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 21, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 222