Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Viveca Greene

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Viveca Greene
Viveca Greene
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
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Professor Greene will be on sabbatical leave for spring 2016.
Viveca Greene, assistant professor of media studies, earned a Ph.D. from the communication department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2003, Viveca received the university's highest teaching honor: The Distinguished Teaching Award. She holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz. 

Professor Greene is co-editor (with Ted Gournelos) of A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America (University Press of Mississippi, 2011). Her work has appeared in The Nation, In Media Res, and We the Media: A Citizen's Guide to Fighting for Media Democracy. Professor Greene is the principal investigator of an audience study of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, and co-author (with Raúl Pérez) of a forthcoming article based on that study: “Debating Rape Jokes vs. Rape Culture: Framing and counter-framing misogynistic comedy” (Social Semiotics, March 2016).

She teaches courses on political satire, consumer culture, audience research, and critical media studies.
 

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