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Degree and Univ: Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Degree Area: Critical cultural studies, qualitative inquiry
Teaching Area: Tourism, entertainment, popular culture, food studies, research methods
Research Area: Cultural studies, tourism, foodways, popular culture, qualitative methodologies
Dr. Christina Ceisel earned her Ph.D. from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a focus in cultural studies, transnational popular culture, and qualitative methods. She holds a M.A. in Social Science from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. in Media Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include
Dr. Ceisel investigates the ways communities enact their histories and culture through narratives that are circulated at local, national, and global levels. I ask questions about how media are used in the performance of citizenship, whether for the purposes of commodification or resistance to hegemonic culture. I use qualitative methods to understand how tensions between tradition and modernity are articulated through popular culture.
Dr. Ceisel's research has been published in Communication Theory, Cultural Studies <--> Critical Methodologies, and the International Review of Qualitative Research. She is the co-editor of an annual special issue of International Review of Qualitative Research, and contributed a chapter to the edited volume Wine and Culture: From the Vineyard to the Glass. Her first monograph, "Globalized Nostalgia" will be available in the Spring of 2018.
Globalized Nostalgia (Routledge): Forthcoming
Peer-Reviewed articles and book chapters:
2017 Food Studies. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Studies. Oxford University Press.
2015 Tourist Itineraries. International Review of Qualitative Research, 8:4, pp. 442-452. doi: 10.1525/irqr.2015.8.4.442.
2013 Between Home and Away: Identifying Ourselves Within the Margins. Special Issue: What Happens When OWS Goes Home?, Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, 13:3, pp. 159-162. doi:10.1177/1532708613477369
2013 ‘El Sabor de Galicia’: Wine, Nation, Identity, and Performance in Galicia, Spain. In Wine & Culture: From the Vineyard to the Glass, Rachel Black and Robert Ulin, Eds. London: Berg. pp.125-144.
2011 El Rock Star Perfecto?: Theorizing Juanes and New Directions in Crossover Celebrity. Communication Theory, 21:4, pp. 413-435.
2009 Checking the Box: A Journey Through My Hybrid Identity. Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, 9:5, pp. 661-668.