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Claudia Bucciferro

Assistant Professor
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

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Claudia Bucciferro

Assistant Professor
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts


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


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.


Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

3 Credits
This course examines the relationship between gender and media communication with specific attention to how gender affects choices in mass media and social media practices. Students explore how gender, sexual orientation, sexuality and social roles, affect media coverage, portrayals, production and reception. They consider issues of authorship, spectatorship (audience), and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, advertising, social media) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society. The course covers communication theories and scholarship as it applies to gender and media, methods of media analysis, and topics of current interest.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Bucciferro, Claudia. "Women and Netflix: Disrupting Traditional Boundaries Between Television and Film." Feminist Media Studies 20 (forthcoming). (2019): n.p. (online). Web.
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.
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.
Invited Article/Publication
Bucciferro, Claudia. "International Film." The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. (2017). 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.
Book Chapter
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.