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Alanna Miller

Assistant Professor


Office:  Telecomm 202
Phone:  672-2535
Fax:  672-1964
Email:  amille30@uncfsu.edu


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.A. University of Maryland, College Park in Print Journalism

M.A. Syracuse University in Television, Radio, and Film

Ph.D. Temple University in Media and Communication  

Dr. Miller researches the intersection between religion and mass media as well as gender, cultural/critical studies, and journalism.Her dissertation examines evangelicals and how they use mass media to construct and maintain their religious identity. She also teaches journalism, communication theory, and other mass media topics.


TEACHING COURSES

SPEE 200 Introduction to Speech

COMM 210 Introduction to Mass Communication

COMM 215 Fundamentals of Journalism

COMM 240 News Editing

COMM 490 Research Methods

Advisor to The Voice Student Newspaper


RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION

Miller, A. R. (2010). I Blog, Therefore I Am: Virtual Embodiment and the Self. In J. T. Wright,

D. G. Embrick, & A. Lukacs (Eds.), Utopic dreams and apocalyptic fantasies: Critical approaches to researching video game play (pp. 97-124). Lanham, NJ: Lexington Books.

Miller, A. R. (2010, Nov.). Dancing with the Devil: Femininity, masculinity, and the boss-from- hell in film. Paper presented at the National Communication Association in San Francisco, CA. Miller, A. R. (2011, Nov.) What would Habermas do?: Religion's dialectical-Other to modernity in Habermasian theory. Paper presented at the Religious Communication Association in New Orleans, LA.

Miller, A. R. (2011, Nov.) Fixing the fairy tale: A discussion of the ideology in the transition from oral to literary. Paper presented at the National Communication Association in New Orleans, LA.

Miller, A. R. (2013, Nov.). 'This Has All Happened Before and Will Happen Again': Religious Iconography in Caprica. Paper presented at the Religious Communication Association in Washington, D.C.

Miller, A. R. (2016, Mar.) Is Kung Fu Panda Christian?: The Role of Secular Media in Religious Life. Paper resented at the Popular Culture Association in Seattle, WA.

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