Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Viveca Greene

Students meeting in the Jerome Liebling Center
Viveca Greene
Viveca Greene
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
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Viveca Greene
Music and Dance Building 1
413.559.4600
Viveca Greene, assistant professor of media studies, earned a Ph.D. from the communication department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as 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 Social Semiotics, In Media Res, The Nation, and We the Media: A Citizen's Guide to Fighting for Media Democracy. Slated for publication in 2019 are her articles on toxic uses of irony and social media (Studies in American Humor) and on feminist satire and rape culture (Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society), and an essay on racist trolling and critical humor studies (The Joke Is on Us: Political Comedy in Late Neoliberal Times).

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

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