Selected Publications from CDRG Members


Ralina L. Joseph (forthcoming). Screening Strategic Ambiguity: Reading Black Women’s Resistance to the Post-Racial Lie, New York University Press.

Manoucheka Celeste (2016). Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Traveling Blackness, Routledge.

Dave Shilpa, Tasha Oren, and LeiLani Nishime (eds). (2016) Global Asian American Popular Cultures. NYU Press.

LeiLani Nishime. (2014) Undercover Asian: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture, University of Illinois Press.

Ralina L. Joseph. (2012) Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial, Duke University Press.

Crispin Thurlow & Kristine Mroczek, K. (eds). (2011). Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media. New York & London: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles 

LeiLani Nishime. “Reviving Bruce: Negotiating Asian Masculinity Through Bruce Lee Paratexts in Giant Robot and Angry Asian Man,Critical Studies in Media Communication, Spring 2017, pp. 120-129.

LeiLani Nishime. “Mixed Race Matters: What Emma Stone and Bruno Mars Can Tell about the Future of Asian American Media,” Cinema Journal, Spring 2017, pp. 148-152.

LeiLani Nishime. “Whitewashing Yellow Futures in Ex Machina, Cloud Atlas, and Advantageous: Gender, Labor, and Technology in Sci-fi Film,” Journal of Asian American Studies, 20:1, (February 2017), pp. 29-49.

Elizabeth Parks and LeiLani Nishime. (2016). “Extinction, Genealogy, and Institutionalization: Challenging Normative Values in Popular Endangered Language Discourse,” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 9:4,312-333

Carmen Gonzalez & Vikki S. Katz, V. (2016). Transnational communication as a driver of technology adoption in immigrant families. International Journal of Communication, 10, 2683–2703.

George Villanueva, Garrett M. Broad, Carmen Gonzalez, Sandra Ball-Rokeach & Sheila Murph. (2016). Communication asset mapping: An ecological field application toward building healthy communities. International Journal of Communication, 10, 2704-2724.

Vikki S. Katz & Carmen Gonzalez. (2016). Toward meaningful connectivity: Using multilevel communication research to reframe digital inequality. Journal of Communication, 66(2), 236-249.

Vikki S. Katz & Carmen Gonzalez, C. (2016). Community variations in low-income Latino families’ technology adoption and integration. American Behavioral Scientist, 60(1), 59-80.

Jennifer McClearen. (2015) “Unbelievable Bodies: Audience Readings of Action Heroines as Post-Feminist Visual Metaphor.” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 2015. Vol. 29; No. 3. p. 833-846.

Jennifer McClearen. (2015) “The Paradox of Fallon’s Fight: The Interlocking Discourses of Sexism and Cissexism in Mixed-Martial Arts Fighting.” Special Issue on sexism edited by Sara Ahmed. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, and Politics. 2015. Vol. 86; No. 86. p. 74-88.

Anjali Vats and LeiLani Nishime (2013) “Containment as Neocolonial Visual Rhetoric: Fashion, Yellowface, and Karl Lagerfeld’s “Idea of China.” Quarterly Journal of Speech.

Anjali Vats. (2014) “Racechange Is the New Black: Racial Accessorizing and Racial Tourism in High Fashion as Constraints on Rhetorical Agency.” Communication, Culture & Critique.

LeiLani Nishime. (2012) “The Case for Cablinasian: Multiracial Naming from Plessy to Tiger Woods.” Communication Theory.

Ralina L. Joseph. (2011) “Imagining Obama: Reading Overtly and Inferentially Racist Images of our 44th President, 2007–2008.” Communication Studies.

Ralina L. Joseph. (2011) “Hope is Finally Making a Comeback’: First Lady Reframed.” Communication, Culture and Critique.

Murty, Madhavi. (2009) “Representing Hindutva: Nation, Religion, and Masculinity in Indian Popular Cinema from 1990s to the Present,” Popular Communication, Fall 2009, Vol. 7, No. 4.

Murty, Madhavi. (2010) “Reading the Perplexing Figure of the ‘Bandit Queen’: Interpellation, Resistance and Opacity.” Thirdspace: A Journal Of Feminist Theory & Culture, 9 (1).

Murty, Madhavi. (2009) Review of “Gay Conservatives: Group Consciousness and Assimilation” by Kenneth Cimino, Journal of GLBT Family Studies 5, no. 1-2 (2009): 183-185.

Murty, Madhavi. (2010) Review of “Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon” by Jane Rhodes, forthcoming in The Black Scholar, Vol. 39, No. 3.

Book Chapters

Leilani Nishime. (2017) “Stunning: Digital Portraits of Mixed Race Families from to Tmblr” in Routledge Companion to Asian American Media, Eds. Lori Lopez and Vincent Pham, Routledge, 2017, pp. 131-141.

LeiLani Nishime. (2017) “Manga or Marvel?: Multiracial Japanese/American Visual Narrative in Indy Comics,” in Hapa Japan, Vol. 2, Ed. Duncan Ryuken Williams, Kaya Press, pp. 189-204.

LeiLani Nishime. (2016) “Labor of Love: Post 9/11 Global Migration in Battlestar Galactica” in Global Asian American Popular Culture, Eds. Shilpa Davé, LeiLani Nishime, Tasha Oren, New York University Press.

Jennifer McClearen. (2015) “Gladiator in a Suit?: Scandal’s Olivia Pope and the Post-Identity Regulation of Physical Agency.” In Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture edited by K. Mendes and K. Silva.


Jennifer McClearen, (2017) Converging Media and Divergent Bodies: Articulations of Powerful Women in the Ultimate Fighting Championship

Kristine Mroczek, (2016). Competing “Host” Discourses: Appropriation of Australian Aboriginal Culture in the Tourism Borderzones (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Research Works Archive

Anjali S. Vats, (2013) Created Differences: Intellectual Properties, Race, and Resistance in Post-Racial America

Vanessa Wing-Po Au, (2012) Contemporary popular culture and the politics of Asian American representation, resistance, and cultural production

Manoucheka Celeste, (2011) Media construction and representations of legitimate/illegitimate citizens

Madhavi M. Murty, (2011) Tales of a nation unbound: Mass media and the remaking of gender, caste and religion in post-reform India