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Claudia Bucciferro

Assistant Professor

School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-5781
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Claudia Bucciferro

Assistant Professor

School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, MA, University of Concepcion (Chile); Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Bio

Dr. Claudia Bucciferro studies media and culture, engaging with topics related to global film, music, gender, and Latinx popular culture. Her research particularly considers issues of identity and representation. She is the editor of two books that center on global film franchises—most recently, of The X-Men Films: A Cultural Analysis (Rowman & Littlefield)--and the author of FOR-GET: Identity, Media, and Democracy in Chile (University Press of America). Her work has appeared in JOMEC: Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, Feminist Media 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.

Dr. Bucciferro is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Popular Culture. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MA from the University of Concepción, Chile. She has been the recipient of several academic fellowships, including one that brought her from her native Chile to study at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She is passionate about promoting student research, media literacy, and diversity. 

585-475-5781

Areas of Expertise

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Book Chapter
Bucciferro, Claudia. "The Symbolic, the Real, and the Ladies of Wakanda." Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals about Psychology, Identity, and Communication. Ed. Sheena Howard. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books, 2021. 15-31. Print.
Bucciferro, Claudia. "Mockingjays and Silent Salutes: Introducing Semiotics Through The Hunger Games." Communication Theory and Millennial Popular Culture: Essays and Applications. Ed. Kathleen Glenister Roberts. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2016. 85-94. Print.
Bucciferro, Claudia. "Latinas in the United States: Articulating Discourses of Identity and Difference." Critical Articulations of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation. Ed. Sheena Howard. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. 89-103. Print.
Bucciferro, Claudia. "Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile: A Moving Portrait." Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives from Nations in Transition. Ed. Maria Raicheva-Stover and Elza Ibroscheva. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2014. 217-231. Print.
Bucciferro, Claudia. "Chilean Women in Changing Times: Media Images and Social Understandings." The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media. Ed. Karen Ross. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2012. 20-34. Print.
Journal Paper
Bucciferro, Claudia. "Representations of Gender and Race in Ryan Coogler’s Film Black Panther: Disrupting Hollywood Tropes." Critical Studies in Media Communication 38. 2 (2021): 169-182. Print.
Bucciferro, Claudia. "Women and Netflix: Disrupting Traditional Boundaries Between Television and Film." Feminist Media Studies 19. 7 (2019): 1053-1055. Print.
Bucciferro, Claudia. "Songs of Exile: Music, Activism, and Solidarity in the Latin American Diaspora." JOMEC: Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies Journal. 11 (2017): 63-82. Web.
Invited Article/Publication
Bucciferro, Claudia. "Comic book heroes and villains." International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication. (2020). Print.
Bucciferro, Claudia. "International Film." The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. (2017). Print.
Published Review
Bucciferro, Claudia. Rev. of Swift Viewing: The Popular Life of Subliminal Influence, by Charles Acland. Journal of American Culture 2013: 257-258. Print.
Full Length Book
Bucciferro, Claudia. The X-Men Films: A Cultural Analysis. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. Print.
Bucciferro, Claudia. The Twilight Saga: Exploring the Global Phenomenon. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. Print.
Bucciferro, Claudia. FOR-GET: Identity, Media, and Democracy in Chile. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2012. Print.

Currently Teaching

COMM-489
1 - 4 Credits
An in-depth examination of a selected aspect of the communication discipline (e.g. strategic communication, technical communication, visual communication, computer mediated communication, advertising, public relations, journalism). Topics in Communication can be taken multiple times provided the topic being studied has changed.
COMM-710
3 Credits
This course explores visual communication, the process through which individuals -- in relationships, organizations, and societies -- create and interpret visual messages. A variety of theories from the disciplines of art history, psychology, communication theory, and graphic design will be discussed to develop methods for analyzing mediated messages. Students analyze visual messages from the following media: print photography, video, film, and the internet.