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Dr. David Gudelunas

Associate Professor of Communication
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David Gudelunas, (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is the Director of the School of Communication, Arts + Media and a professor of Communication at Fairfield University. There he also serves as Director of the Communication Graduate Program and a member of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies coordinating committee.  Gudelunas researches and teaches in the areas of emerging media, critical and cultural studies, gender, sexuality and communication, media history and communication industries.  He is the author of “Confidential to America: Newspaper Advice Columns and Sexual Education” from Transaction Publishers (2008), and is widely published in the areas of popular and consumer culture as well as the intersections of sexuality and communication. 

His work has appeared in the Journal of Homosexuality, Popular Communication and Psychology & Marketing.  He serves on the editorial boards of Sexuality and Culture, QED as well as Critical Studies in Media Communication.

Gudelunas has appeared in local and national media including MSNBC, THE AP, The Christian Science Monitor, the Hollywood Reporter, the Connecticut Post and the LA Daily News and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.

Originally from Palm Springs, CA, Gudelunas lives in Manhattan where he also consults on research and insights for a variety of iconic brands. 

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