DEI Research and Engagement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are addressed across the research of the school. Sample scholarly and public outputs are presented below in alphabetical order of our faculty names within each category type. They cover topics such as race, gender, health disparities, migration, social justice, marginalized groups, alternative media, and much more.


Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti editors, 1789 (Candlewick, 2020)

Marc Aronson, "Nonfiction So White: How Does Diversity and `Own Voices' Apply to Nonfiction?" The Horn Book, March, 2021.

Candy Cooper and Marc Aronson, Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation (Bloomsbury, 2020), School Library Journal "Best Book" 2020

Doerfel, M. L., & Gibbs, J. L (2020). Organizing inclusion: Moving Diversity from Demographics to Communication Processes. New York: Routledge.

Borum Chattoo, C., & Feldman, L. (2020). A comedian and an activist walk into a bar: The serious role of comedy in social justice. University of California Press. 

Lemish, D. & Götz, M. (Eds.) (2017). Beyond the stereotypes? Boys, girls, and their images. The International Clearinghouse of Children, Youth and Media, University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Nordicom.

Park, J. & Lemish, D. (2019). KakaoTalk and Facebook: Korean American youth constructing hybrid identities. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

L.S. Clark and Marchi, R. (2017). Young People and the Future of News: Social Media and the Rise of Connective Journalism. Cambridge University Press.

Yu, S., & Matsaganis, M. D. (Eds.) (2019). Ethnic media in the digital age. New York, NY: Routledge.

Petraki, M., & Matsaganis, M. D. (2018). Experiences of and factors contributing to discrimination in Greek hospitals, from the perspective of healthcare users, physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators. In D. Balourdos & N. Sarris (Eds.), Tackling multiple discrimination in Greece: delivering equality through active participation and enabling policy interventions. Athens, Greece: National Center for Social Research

White, K. (2018). Branding right-wing activism: The news media and the Tea Party, Oxford University Press.

Wolfson, Todd. Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left, University of Illinois Press, History of Communication series, (2014), 248 pages.

Wolfson, Todd, The Great Refusal: Herbert Marcuse and the Contemporary Social Movements. Edited volume, co-edited with Peter Funke and Andy Lamas, Temple University Press, 2017.

Wolfson, T., The Gig Economy, Workers and Media in the Age of Convergence, Routledge University Press. Co-edited with Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Brian Dolber and Chenjerai Kumanyika (under review)

Journal Articles

Bratich, J., & Banet-Weiser, S. (2019). From Pick-Up Artists to Incels: Con(fidence) Games, Networked Misogyny, and the Failure of Neoliberalism. International Journal of Communication.

Bratich, J. (2018). U.S. feminism, 1968 and mediated collective intellectuality. The Journal of Communication Inquiry, 42(3), 290–299. 

Floegel, D. & Costello, K. (2019). Entertainment media and the information practices of queer individuals. Library and Information Science Research, 41(1), 31-38.

Dalbello, M.. “Archaeological Sensations in the Archives of Migration and the Ellis Island Sensorium,” Archaeology and Information Research, a special issue of Information Research 24 (2: 2019)

Feldman, L., & Borum Chattoo, C. (2019). Comedy as a route to social change: The effects of satire and news on persuasion about Syrian refugees. Mass Communication & Society22(3), 277-300. 

Borum Chattoo, C., & Feldman, L. (2017). Leveraging entertainment storytelling for public engagement in global poverty: The role of documentary and comedy in social change. Journal of Communication, 67(5), 678-701

Borum Chattoo, C., Feldman, L., & Riley, A. H. (2020). The role of different TV storytelling approaches in engaging Hispanic parents and caregivers around early childhood development. International Journal of Communication, 14, 24-45.

Wagner, T.L., Kitize, V., & Floegel, D. (2020). Gender issues SIG: Seeking information between and beyond binaries: Exploring how queer theory can inform LIS theories. Submitted to the Association for Library and Information Science Education 2020 Conference, Virtual conference, October 20-23, 2020.

Floegel, D. (2020). Labor, classification, and productions of culture on Netflix. Journal of Documentation.

Floegel, D., & Jackson, L. (2019). Recasting an inclusive narrative: Exploring intersectional theory. Proceedings of the Association for College and Research Libraries 2019 Conference, Cleveland, OH, April 10-13, 2019

Floegel, D., Barriage, S., Kitzie, V., & Otlmann, S. (2020). Values, risks, and power influencing librarians’ decisions to host drag queen storytime. Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting of ASIS&T, Virtual conference, October 23-28, 2020.

Floegel, D. (2019). “A good intention gone awry”: Queering makerspaces to support queer creators. Proceedings of the 82nd Annual Meeting of ASIS&T, Melbourne, Australia, October 19-23, 2019.

Floegel, D. (2020). “Write the story you want to read”: World-queering through slash fanfiction creation. Journal of Documentation, 76(4), 785-805.

Hochstatter, K. R., Hull, S. J., Stockman, L. J., Stephens, L. K., Olson-Streed, H. K., Ehlenbach, W. J., ... & Westergaard, R. P. (2017). Using database linkages to monitor the continuum of care for hepatitis C virus among syringe exchange clients: Experience from a pilot intervention. International Journal of Drug Policy, 42, 22-25. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.12.006


Tekeste, M., Hull, S., Dovidio, J. F., Safon, C. B., Blackstock, O., Taggart, T., ... & Calabrese, S. K. (2018). Differences in Medical Mistrust Between Black and White Women: Implications for Patient–Provider Communication About PrEP. AIDS and behavior, 1-12 . doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2283-2

Hull, S. J., *Davis, C., Hollander, G., Gasiorowicz, M., Jeffries, IV, W. L., Gray, S., Bertolli, J., & Mohr, A., (2017). Evaluation of the Acceptance Journeys Social Marketing Campaign to Reduce Homophobia in Wisconsin. American Journal of Public Health. 107(1), 173-179. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303528

Namkoong, K., Shah, D. V., McLaughlin, B., Chih, M. Y., Moon, T. J., Hull, S., & Gustafson, D. H. (2017). Expression and Reception: An Analytic Method for Assessing Message Production and Consumption in CMC. Communication Methods and Measures, 11(3), 153-172. doi:10.1080/19312458.2017.1313396

Brant A, *Dhillon, P., Hull, S.J., Coleman, M., Ye, P. Lotke, P., Folan, J., Alintah, P., Scott, R. (2020). Integrating HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) services with family planning services: an evaluation using the RE-AIM Framework. AIDS Patient Care & STDs 35(6), 259-266. doi: 10.1089/apc.2020.0004.

Hull, S., Stevens, R. & Cobb, J. (2020). Masks are the new condoms: Health communication, intersectionality and racial equity in COVID-times. Health Communication, 35,(14), 1740-1742. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1838095

Perryman, M. R., *Davis, C. R., & Hull, S. J. (2017). Perceived Community Acceptance of Same-Sex Marriage: Persuasive Press, Projection, and Pluralistic Ignorance. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 30(2), 305-315. doi 10.1093/ijpor/edx003

Book Chapters

Costello, K. L. (2018). The burden of empowerment: Information work in online health communities. In T. Correia & V. Carvalho da Silva (Eds.), Old tensions, emerging paradoxes in health: Rights, knowledge, and trust. The 17th European Society for Health and Medical Sociology Biennial Conference, Lisbon, Portugal: CIES, ISCTE-IUL.

Marija Dalbello. “Ellis Island Library – ‘The Tower of Babel’ at America’s Gate.” In Libraries: Traditions and Innovations: Papers from the Library History Seminar XIII, ed. Katherine Wisser and Melanie Kimball, pp. 28-55. DeGruyter Saur, 2017.

Marija Dalbello and Catherine McGowan. “Memory Narrations as a Source for Historical Ethnography and the Sensorial-Affective Experience of Migration.” In Challenges and Solutions in Ethnographic Research: Ethnography with a Twist. Eds. Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto, Viktorija L.A. Čeginskas, pp. 161-184. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Marija Dalbello. “Reading Immigrants: Immigration as Site and Process of Reading and Writing.” In Reading and Writing from Below: Exploring the Margins of Modernity, ed. Ann-Catrine Edlund, T. G. Ashplant & Anna Kuismin, pp. 169-196. Umeå: Umeå University & The Royal Skyttean Society, 2016. . (

Marija Dalbello. “Roma Securitization and Desecuritization in Habsburg Europe.” In The Securitization of the Roma in Europe. Eds. Huub van Baar, Ana Ivasiuc, and Regina Kreide, pp. 285-310. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Marija Dalbello. “The Metaphysics of Replacement in Photoplay Novels of Immigration.” In On Replacement: Cultural, Social and Psychological Representations. Eds. Jean Owen and Naomi Segal, pp. 79-89. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Greene, K., Banerjee, S. C., Ray, A. E., & Hecht, M. L. (2017). Active involvement interventions in health and risk messaging. In R. L. Parrott (Ed.), Oxford encyclopedia of health and risk message design and processing (pp. 1-36). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.527

Goulbourne, T., Senteio, C., Greene, K., & Yanovitzky, I. (accepted with revisions). Community-based health interventions. In T. L. Thompson & N. G. Harrington (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of health communication (3rd ed.). Routledge.

Elias, N., Sulkin, I., & Lemish, D. (2017). Gender segregation on BabyTV: Old-time stereotypes for the very young. In D. Lemish & M. Götz (Eds.), Beyond the stereotypes? Boys, girls, and their images (pp. 95-104). University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Nordicom.

Lemish, D. (2017). Innovations in gender representation in children’s television: The PRIX JEUNESSE 2016 gender prize competition.  In D. Lemish & M. Götz (Eds.), Beyond the stereotypes? Boys, girls, and their images (pp. 21-32). University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Nordicom.

Lemish, D. & Elias, N. (2019). Perpetuating gender stereotypes from birth: Analysis of TV programs for viewers in diapers. In C. Hermansoon & J. Zepernick (Eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Children’s film and Television (pp. 487-505). New York, NY: Palgrave

Marchi, R. 2018. "Media and Social Movements," in P. Napoli (Ed.) The Handbook of Mediated Communication, pp. 609-625. Boston, MA: De Gruyter Mouton. (I can provide a PDF of the chapter)

Marchi, R. (2019, Feb. 4) How Mexican Immigrants Changed the Way Americans Grieve, Zócalo.

Clark, LS and Marchi, R. 2019. "Storytelling the Self into Citizenship: How social media practices facilitate adolescent and emerging adult political life," in Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), A Networked Self: Birth, Life, Death, pp. 69-89. New York: Routledge

Matsaganis, M. D., & Katz, V. S. (2016). Ethnic media and the social incorporation of new Americans. In L. Friedland & M. Lloyd (Eds.), The communication crisis in America and how to fix it (pp. 77-89). Palgrave Macmillan. doi.10.1057/978-1-349-94925-0

Stanfill, M., White, K., Korn, J., Martin, J., & Gurrie, C. (2018). Climate on campus: Intersectional interventions in contemporary struggles. In D. T. Scott & A. Shaw (Eds.), Interventions: Communication theory and practice (pp. 229-244). Peter Lang.


Christian, A. J., & White, K. (2016). One-man Hollywood: The decline of black creative production in post-network television. In T. M. Russworm, S. N. Sheppard, & K. M. Bowdre (Eds.), From Madea to Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry (pp. 138-158). University of Mississippi Press.

White, K. & Renninger, B. (May 17, 2016). Representation of the Black Family in Mainstream News MediaA Report for Family Story and Color of Change.


White, K. ( Forthcoming). Soul sisters. In B. Haggins (Ed.), TV memories: Love letters to our television past. Rutgers University Press.

White, K. ( Forthcoming 2021). “Tea Party News, Post-Feminism, and a Post-Truth Society. In Institute for Research on Women. Feminist Bookshelf series, Rutgers University Press.

Conference Proceedings

Costello, K.L. & Floegel, D. (2019). An effort to characterize equity in mobile mental health assessment. SIG-SI (Social Informatics) Symposium. Oct 19, 2019. Melbourne, Australia.

Hawkins, B., Costello, K. L., Veinot, T. C., Gibson, A., & Greyson, D. (2017). Health information behavior research with marginalized populations. In Proceedings of the 80th Annual ASIS&T Meeting. Oct 28- Nov 1, 2017. Washington, DC

Senteio, C., Costello, K.L., & Singh, V. (2019). Lifting as we all rise: Addressing challenges to AI bias in healthcare. Human–AI Collaboration in Healthcare workshop, CSCW 2019, Austin, TX, November 9, 2019.

Hochstatter, K., Hull, S. J., Sethi, A., Burns, M., Mundt, M., Westergaard, R. P. (in press). Promoting safe injection practices, substance use reduction, hepatitis C testing, and overdose prevention among syringe service program clients using a computer-tailored intervention: A pilot randomized controlled trial. JMIR, 2(9):e19703. doi: 10.2196/19703

Alasadi, J., Ramanathan, A., Atrey, P. & Singh, V. K. (2020). A Fairness-Aware Fusion Framework for Multimodal Cyberbullying Detection. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data.

Abdulaziz, A., & Singh, V. K. (2020). Balancing Fairness and Accuracy in Sentiment Detection Using Multiple Black-box Models. In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency, and Ethics in MultiMedia.

Singh, V. K., & Hofenbitzer, C. (2019, August). Fairness across network positions in cyberbullying detection algorithms. In 2019 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) (pp. 557-559). IEEE.

Alasadi, J., Al Hilli, A., & Singh, V. K. (2019, October). Toward Fairness in Face Matching Algorithms. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in MultiMedia (pp. 19-25).


D'Ambrosio, Mary. "Burying Minority Istanbul: Last Glimpses of the Cosmopolitan City | Anthropology Now." Anthropology Now. April 16, 2015.

D’Ambrosio, M. (2015) “Crossing Switzerland’s St. Gotthard Divide.” Worldpress

D'Ambrosio, M. (2015) "Hordes at the Gates? Look Again.” The Huffington Post .

Alhallak, Raghad and D’Ambrosio, Mary. (2016) “Her Road from Damascus: a Syrian Refugee Story." Anthropology Now (digital edition)

D’Ambrosio, M. (2019) “On the Road During a Time of War: Migrant Journeys Through a Wary Europe.” Anthropology Now. Vol. 11, No. 3.

Kumanyika, C. (2020) “A Few Basic Demands,” segment produced for Episode 3 of Antibody/The Dig podcast, Jacobin.

Kumanyika, C. Can We Talk About Whiteness?

Kumanyika, C. (April 2018). George Foster Peabody Award finalist for Season 2 of “Seeing White,” a podcast I co-created and on which I appeared on 11 of 14 episodes, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

Kumanyika, C. (2020, June 3) Getting Real About the Job of the Police. A Letter to Barack Obama. The Intercept,

Kumanyika, C. (2016, July 22) Hoodie, “Invisibilia,” National Public Radio Reported and co- produced the “Hoodie” segment of “Secret Emotional Life of Clothes,” episode.

Kumanyika C. (Editor) Louder than a Riot, National Public Radio. 2020

Kumanyika, C. Making Sense of Charlottesville

Kumanyika, C. (2020) “Ruth Wilson Gilmore Makes the Case for Abolition,” Intercepted Podcast. Hosted, Co-produced, Co- wrote,

Kumanyika, C. (2017, November 7) Scholar response: The Philly Red Umbrella Alliance. In Stephen Hartnett (Ed.), Communication’s Civic Callings: The Social Justice Exchange and Community Engagement (pp. 41-42).

Biewen J., Kumanyika, C. (2017) “Seeing White,” series on “Scene on Radio Podcast,” Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University. Co-created and appeared on 12 of the 14 episodes, offering critical commentary on contemporary racial discourses in popular culture. The podcast has been downloaded over 1.5 million times as of January 1, 2019 and was nominated for a George Foster Peabody Award.

Biewen J., Kumanyika, C. (2017) “The Land the Never Has Been Yet series on “Scene on Radio Podcast,” Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University. Co-created and appeared on 12 of the episodes, offering critical commentary on the history of American Democracy.

Kumanyika, C., Hitt, J. (2017, October 4) “Uncivil,” Gimlet Media. Co-created, co-executive produced, co-hosted 12 episodes (approximately 30 minutes each) of an internationally distributed podcast about the enduring effects of the U.S. Civil War, which was downloaded over 3.6 million times as of January 1, 2019. Episode 1,“The Raid,” won a George Foster Peabody Award. Cited in New York Times and The New Yorker twice each, as well as in The Sunday Times, The FinancialTimes of the UK, Columbia Journalism Review, and Newsweek.

Kumanyika, C. (May 2018). Winner of George Foster Peabody Award for “The Raid,” an episode of the podcast “Uncivil,” for which I was co-creator, co-executive producer, co- producer, and co-host.

Kumar, D., Constructing the Terrorist Threat: ISlamophobia, the media and the war on terror,

Kumar, D. (2019, April 29). If you struggle, you can win, Jacobin