Claudia Bucciferro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Claudia Bucciferro studies identity and representation in the media, engaging with topics related to popular culture, gender, and intersectionality in the US and Latin America. She is the author of the book FOR-GET: Identity, Media, and Democracy...

Claudia Bucciferro

Contact Information

  • Spring 2018
    Wednesday: 9 a.m.–9:50 a.m.
    Thursday: 12 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m.–9:50 a.m.

  • 509-313-3635

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder

M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of Concepcion, Chile

B.A., Communication, University of Concepcion, Chile

B.A., Journalism, University of Concepcion, Chile

Courses Taught

COMM 100 - Communication & Speech

SPCO 101 - Introduction to Speech Communication

COMM 254 - Popular Culture

COMM 280 - Communication Theory

COMM 305 - Communication Theory & Research

COMM 380 - Communication Research Methods

COMM 418/SOSJ 461 - Intercultural and International Communication

SPCO 453/COMM 244 - Interpersonal and Small Group Communication

COMM 475 - Organizational Communication

SPCO 497 - Internship


Dr. Claudia Bucciferro studies identity and representation in the media, engaging with topics related to popular culture, gender, and intersectionality in the US and Latin America. She is the author of the book FOR-GET: Identity, Media, and Democracy in Chile and the editor of two books that center on global film franchises and address the connection between media portrayals and cultural trends—The Twilight Saga: Exploring the Global Phenomenon and The X-Men Films: A Cultural Analysis. Her work has appeared in JOMEC: Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, the Journal of Mass Communication, the Journal of American Culture, and the Journal of Global Mass Communication, as well as in several edited collections. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Popular Culture and the Journal of Hate Studies. Born in Chile, Dr. Bucciferro first traveled to the United States with a fellowship from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Books

Bucciferro, C. (Ed.) (2016). The X-Men Films: A Cultural Analysis. Lanham, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield.

Bucciferro, C. (Ed.) (2013). The Twilight Saga: Exploring the Global Phenomenon. Lanham, New York, Toronto, Plymouth: Scarecrow Press, Rowman & Littlefield.

Bucciferro, C. (2012). FOR-GET: Identity, Media, and Democracy in Chile. Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Plymouth: University Press of America.

Articles and Chapters

Bucciferro, C. (2017). Songs of exile: Music, activism, and solidarity in the Latin American diaspora. JOMEC: Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies Journal, issue on “Diaspora Beyond Nationalism,” 11, 65-82. Published by Cardiff University, United Kingdom.

Bucciferro, C. (2017). International film. Entry in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, edited by Mike Allen, pp. 779-783. Thousand Oaks, London, New Delhi: SAGE Publications.

Bucciferro, C. (2016). Mockingjays and silent salutes: Introducing semiotics through The Hunger Games. Chapter 7 in Communication Theory and Millennial Popular Culture: Essays and Applications, edited by Kathleen Glenister Roberts (pp. 85-94). New York, Frankfurt, Brussels, Vienna, Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing.

Bucciferro, C. (2014). Latinas in the United States: Articulating discourses of identity and difference. Chapter 5 in Critical Articulations of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation, edited by Sheena Howard (pp. 89-103). Lanham, New York, London: Lexington Books.

Bucciferro, C. (2014). Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile: A moving portrait. Chapter 14 in Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives from Nations in Transition, edited by Maria Raicheva-Stover & Elza Ibroscheva (pp. 217-231). New York, London, New Delhi, Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic Press. 

Bucciferro, C. (2013). Book Review of Swift Viewing: The Popular Life of Subliminal Influence, by Charles Acland (Duke University Press). Journal of American Culture, 36(3), 257-258. Published by the Popular Culture/American Culture Association.

Bucciferro, C. (2011). Chilean women in changing times: Media images and social understandings. Chapter 2 in The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media, edited by Karen Ross (pp. 20-34). Malden, Oxford, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. 

Bucciferro, C. (2009). In Pinochet’s shadow: Social memory and national narratives in Chile. Journal of Global Mass Communication, issue on “Memory, Nostalgia and Identity,” 1(1/2), 87-107. Published by the European Communication Research and Education Association, Université Libre de Bruxelles. 

Bucciferro, C. (2009). President Michelle Bachelet and the Chilean media: A complicated affair. Journal of Global Communication, issue on “Media and Democratization,” 2(1), 289-312. Published by the Global Communication Research Association, Centre for International Communication, McQuarie University, Australia.