Joy Hamilton

Joy Hamilton is a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Communication Studies. Interests include environmental communication, critical discourse analysis, political economy of the media, corporate social responsibility, environmental ethics, tourism, and service-learning pedagogy. For her MA, Joy looked at various Coca-Cola CSR initiatives and related them to water privatization and environmental justice. For her PhD she hopes to look at tourism in Colorado and how it intersects with race, class, and place. She is also on the editorial board of Teaching Media Quarterly: an online journal dedicated to circulating practical and timely approaches to media concepts and topics from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2015.
  • B.S.: Journalism, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2011.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Critical Media Studies; Environmental Communication
Courses Taught
  • COMM 1101: Introduction to Public Speaking
  • COMM 3422: Interviewing & Communication
  • Domestic Summer Service-Learning Experience: University of Colorado-Boulder
  • COMM 3263W Media Literacy: Decoding Media Images and Messages
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Secretary, Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association : 2015
  • Editor: Teaching Media Quarterly


  • More Than A Word: Documentary Interviewer, 2015 - 2016
  • Coach: Washburn HS Girls Softball,
  • Hamilton, J.M. & Pedelty, M. (forthcoming 2017). Environmental Communication Pedagogy: A Survey of the Field. In Milstein, Morgan & Pileggi (Eds.), Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice. Routledge
  • Hamilton, Joy, M. (2015). Performance on Behalf of the Environment [Review of the book Performance on Behalf of the Environment, edited by Richard D. Besel and Jnan A. Blau]. Environmental Communication, 9(3), 404-408.