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Claudia Bucciferro

Assistant Professor
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-5781
Office Location
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Eastman Hall 3012

Claudia Bucciferro

Assistant Professor
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

Education

Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Bio

Dr. Claudia Bucciferro studies identity and representation in the media, engaging with topics related to popular culture, gender, and intersectionality in the US and Latin America. She is the author of the book FOR-GET: Identity, Media, and Democracy in Chile and the editor of two books that center on global film franchises and address the connection between media portrayals and cultural trends—The X-Men Films: A Cultural Analysis and The Twilight Saga: Exploring the Global Phenomenon. Her work has appeared in JOMEC: Journalism, Media, and Cultural 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, published by the Popular Culture Association. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MA from the University of Concepción. Born and raised in Chile, Dr. Bucciferro first traveled to the United States as an international student, with a fellowship from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She is passionate about promoting student research, media literacy, and diversity.

585-475-5781

Currently Teaching

COMM-301
3 Credits
An introduction to human communication theory, including a history of the field and major theories from the intrapersonal, language, interpersonal, small group, public, organizational, mass, visual, and computer-mediated communication contexts. Theories based both in the humanities and the social sciences are covered. This course should be taken during the student's second year.
COMM-304
3 Credits
Intercultural communication provides an examination of the role of culture in face-to-face interaction. Students may find a basic background in communication, anthropology, or psychology useful.
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). Special Topics in Communication can be taken multiple times provided the topic being studied has changed.
COMM-501
3 Credits
A guided research seminar culminating in a major project that brings together the communication students’ communication studies and substantive work in his or her professional core. Focuses on designing, conducting, and completing an independent research project. The progress of each project is shared with the class for discussion and critiques.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
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. "International Film." The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. (2017). Print.