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The Department of Communication Studies offers many kinds of events, most free and open to the public. We organize and sponsor numerous lectures, workshops and conferences over the course of the academic year. Our programming covers a wide range of topics and features presenters from diverse disciplines and is designed to foster an understanding of the mass media and emerging media.


Communication & Media Speaker Series

Cultural Voyeurism: A New Framework for Understanding Race, Ethnicity, and Mediated Intergroup Interaction with Dr. Osei Appiah
Thursday, December 7, 2017
4:00-5:30 PM
West Conference Room Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
Dr. Osei Appiah is a Professor and Associate Director of the School of Communication at The Ohio State University. Dr. Appiah is a renowned communication and race scholar who has written and lectured about the impact of strategic communication messages and the role stereotypes play on intergroup interaction. His work attempts to provide a better understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and psychological mechanisms at work when people are exposed to ethnic-specific messages in the media. His main research interests are in advertising effects on ethnic majority and minority audiences, and the impact of cultural identity on audiences’ responses to advertising and strategic communication messages. Dr. Appiah also has co-edited the book, Advertising & Persuasion, and is working on a book on the concept he coined called cultural voyeurism.
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Cultural Voyeurism
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Communication Studies

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