Joshua Morrison

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Department of Communication Studies
225 Ford Hall
224 Church St SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Mass Communication, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2017.
  • M.A.: Communication, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, 2014.
  • B.A: Communication/Political Science, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, 2011.
  • B.S.: Psychology/Sociology, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, 2011.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Celebrity Culture
Courses Taught
  • COMM 1101 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • COMM 3263W Media Literacy: Decoding Media Images and Messages
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Co-editor at Teaching Media Quarterly: 2019 - present
  • Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program Alum: 2021
  • Morrison, J. N. (2020). Teaching Celebrity: Editor’s Introduction. Teaching Media Quarterly, 8(1), 1-4.
  • Morrison, J. N. (2020). Stealing Fame: Lifestyle Celebrity and the Dubious Cultural Politics of Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 17(2), 149-165.
  • Morrison, J. (2020). Review of Reality TV and Queer Identities: Sexuality, Authenticity, Celebrity, by Michael Lovelock. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 7(3), 211-214.
  • Morrison, J. N. (2018). All Stars Burn the Same: Media Customs and the Flattening of Celebrity. In C. M. Madere (Ed.), Celebrity Media Effects: The Persuasive Power of the Stars (5-14). Lanham: Lexington Books.
  • Morrison, J. N. (2018). Anticipating the Mobilization of Queerness in the Rehabilitation of Kevin Spacey. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 5(2), 58-65.
  • Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2021
  • Career Readiness Fellowship, 2020
  • Gerard A. Hauser Award, Rhetoric Society of America, 2020
  • Graduate Student Scholar Award, Department of Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2019
  • Top Four Paper, Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association, 2015
  • Top Four Paper, Performance Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2015