Jules Wight

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wight016@umn.edu
612-624-4316

Dept of Communication Studies
225 Ford Hall

224 Church St SE

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Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Communication, Media, and Theatre, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 2012.
  • Ph.D.: Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2021 (anticipated).

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • Digital Media
  • Cyberwar
  • Critical Theories of Race, Class, and Gender
  • Post-Structural Theories of Discourse (Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction, Genealogy)
  • Political Communication
  • Media Literacy
  • Film, Television and Media Studies
  • Technology and pedagogy
Courses Taught
  • COMM 3231: Reality Television: History, Culture and Economics
  • COMM 4235: Electronic Media and Ethnic Minorities: A World View
  • COMM 3211: Introduction to U.S. Electronic Media
  • COMM 3231: Media Literacy
  • COMM 1101: Introduction to Public Speaking,
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Manuscript Reviewer: Communication, Culture and Critique , 2019 - 2020
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Communication Studies , 2019 - 2020
  • Panel Discussant: “Surviving the Discipline’s Constraints: Multiplicity, Meaning, and Mentorship Under Structural Oppression,” National Communication Association, Baltimore , 2019
  • Panel Discussant: “Beyond College Credit: Fostering a Cultural Change Toward Student Investment in their Education,” Teaching Tips Panel, University of Minnesota , 2019
  • Scholar Respondent: Communication’s Civic Callings: The Social Justice Exchange and Community Engagement, National Communication Association 2016
  • Facilitator: Communication Studies Writing Group , 2016 - 2017
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Division of Philosophy, Theory, and Critique, International Communication Association , 2015 - 2015
  • Graduate Student Liaison: Department of Communication Studies , 2013 - 2015
  • Committee Member: National Communication Association Convention Member Working Committee , 2013 - 2015
  • Chair Search Commmittee: Department of Communication Studies , 2014 - 2014
  • Editorial Board: Teaching Media Quarterly , 2013 - 2014
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Philosophy, Theory, and Critique Division, International Communication Association , 2014 - 2014
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Ethnography Division, Central States Communication Conference , 2013 - 2013
  • Vice President: Communication Studies Graduate Student Association, University of Minnesota , 2012 - 2013
  • Manuscript Reviewer: International Communication Association. Divisions: Visual Communication, GLBT, Mass Communication , 2012 - 2012
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Left Coast Press , 2012 - 2012
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus, Central States Communication Association , 2010 - 2011
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Left Coast Press , 2010 - 2010
  • Invited Commentator: Presidential Debate Watch, University of Minnesota , 2012 - 2012
  • Institutional Advancement Council: Northeastern Illinois University , 2009 - 2012

Research

  • Piramideo and the Rhetoric of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting: Doing Rhetoric Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2016
  • Moving Beyond the Limits of Authorship?: Michelle Obama’s 2012 Convention Speech: Political Rhetoric and Discourse. International Communication Association, Seattle, 2014
  • Jacques Ranciére Workshop: Béla Tarr with Jacques Ranciére: Invited participant for film workshop with Jacques Ranciére, 2013 - 2013
  • State of the Union White House Social: Invited participant to the Eisenhower Building with White House communication team members during President Obama's State of the Union Address, 2013 - 2013
  • Social Media, Rhetoric, and Citizenship: Potentials and Pitfalls of Government- Citizenry Social Media Discourse: Doing Rhetoric Conference, Minneapolis, 2013
  • Pushing ‘The Rainbow Button’: Colbert, Same-Sex Marriage, and Questions of Legibility: Gender Matters Conference, Chicago, 2013
  • Queering the Family: Media Representations, Family, and Hegemony in Same-Sex Marriage Campaigns: Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, Kansas, 2013
  • Facing Queer Gender Performativity: How Queer Gender Performances Trouble Facework Research: National Communication Association, New Orleans, 2011
  • “Dis-orientation and Queer Theory": Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, 2011
Publications
  • Considering Hall and Reconsidering Foundations of the Popular: Wight, Jules, The Popular Culture Studies Journal, 2:1 259-264, 2014. LinkDownload
  • Wight, Jules. “Saving Private Manning?: On Erasure and the Queer in the I Am Bradley Manning Campaign.” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 1, no. 1 (2014): 118–29.
  • Wight, Jules. “Queer Sweet Home Disorientation, Tyranny, and Silence in Digital Space.” Cultural Studies ? Critical Methodologies 14, no. 2 (April 1, 2014): 128–37.
  • Wight, J. (2011). Facing gender performativity: How transgender performances and performativity trouble facework research. Kaleidoscope, 10: 73-90.
  • Wight, J. & Adams, T. E. (2010). Coming out in everyday interaction. In J. Manning, C. Noland, & J. MacLennan (Eds.), Case Studies of Communication about Sex. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Awards
  • Karlyn Kohrs Campbell Graduate Student Teaching Award, Department of Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • Outstanding Student Papers in Philosophy of Communication Panel, Philosophy of Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2015
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award - Council of Graduate Students-Minnesota Student Association, University of Minnesota
  • Top Paper, 2014, Graduate Student Caucus, Central States Communication Association
  • Top Master’s Thesis – Rhetorical/Humanistic, 2013, Master’s Education Section, National Communication Association
  • Bernard J. Brommel Doctoral Scholarship, 2013, Northeastern Illinois University
  • NCA Summer Doctoral Honors Seminar, 2013, National Communication Association, Schoodic Education and Research Center, University of Maine
  • Maryan Schall Doctoral Fellowship, 2013, University of Minnesota
  • Communication Studies Summer Doctoral Fellowship, 2012