University of California - San Diego, Communication Assistant Professor - Media and Popular Culture

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The Department of Communication (http://communication.ucsd.edu/) within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is seeking to make an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall, 2019 in the following area:

Superheroes and Disability: Unmasking Ableism in the Media

Both disability studies and comic studies are a continually growing field for academic departments across the globe. Scholars have noticed the increasing presence of their intellectual approaches in political and philosophical theorizing both inside and outside of the academy. In fact, the growing popularity of superheroes confronting disability has led to a litany of scattered publications and essays about supercrips and other discriminatory representations that associate disability with villainy.

Re-envisioning African American Film Through Jordan Peele’s Get Out

Since its release in 2016, Jordan Peele’s debut film Get Out has attracted attention and commentary from popular audiences, film critics, and literary scholars due to its relevance within a media-driven era that is becoming increasingly conscious of overt and subtle forms of violence against black bodies.

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