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Alumni Updates

  • Sam Arndt (MA '20) was accepted into the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program and is being placed as a health communication specialist at the CDC.
  • Adam Lujan (BA '15) was chosen as a Nickelodeon Fellow.
  • Lam Nguyen (BA '05) was an editor for a film called R#J, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet, that screened at the Sundance Film Festival this January.

Faculty Updates

  • Assistant Professor Joe Brown
    • Was awarded the Best in Competition, Feature Documentary award from the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts for his documentary, Operation Wolf Patrol
      • The documentary will also be screened at the following festivals: 
        • AmDocs 3/2021 (Palm Springs, CA) 
        • Thin Line Documentary Film Festival 3/2021(Denton, TX)
        • Livable Planet Film Festival 4/2021 (San Francisco, CA)
        • Wisconsin Film Festival 5/2021 (Madison, WI)
        • Ethnografilm 4/2022 (Paris, France)
    • Received a $10,000 grant from The Nature Conservancy to work on a film about "tree inequity" in Denver. He will be running an environmental film class this summer to include students on this production. 
    • His short film, "The BeeVangelist," was accepted for screening at The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, The Beloit International Film Festival, The Green Bay Film Festival and The Colorado Environmental Film Festival.
  • Professor Lynn Schofield Clark
    • Is serving as President of the international Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), the largest organization of internet and social media researchers in the world. AoIR recently decided to host its annual conference virtually on October 13-16, 2021 to make its research widely available internationally.
    • Has been named an inaugural Visiting Research Fellow at Sodertorn University near Stockholm, Sweden, a position she will hold during her sabbatical in Spring 2022.
  • Assistant Professor Kareem El Damanhoury 
  • Assistant Professor Lauren J. DeCarvalho 
    • Has a new article published in Critical Studies in Media Communication:
      • DeCarvalho, Lauren J. and Martínez-Carrillo, Nadia L. (2021). Crims and crooks: automatization, communicative capitalism, fandom, and promotion for WentworthCritical Studies in Media Communication. DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2021.1893775.
    • Has another article published in Women's Studies in Communication: 
      • DeCarvalho, Lauren J. (2021). Visible only behind bars: How Indigenous Australian women reframe and reclaim their experiences on WentworthWomen’s Studies in Communication 44(1), 65-80. 
  • Associate Professor Christof Demont-Heinrich 
    • Created a web site/blog that's focused on a theory he developed called American Cultural Insularity in the Center (ACIC)
    • Wrote a paper that uses the movie Parasite and its historic Academy Awards Best Picture win as a case study that highlights just how far we still need to go in terms of increasing exposure/access to non-English language film in the USA.
  • Assistant Professor Carlos Jimenez and Professor Lynn Schofield Clark 
    • Co-authored an article with others from DU's Graduate School of Social Work that was published in Learning, Media & Technology
      • Jimenez, C. et al. (2021). The art of youthful restraint: negotiating youth-adult relations in digital media literacy. Learning, Media and Technology. DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2021.1888118
  • Associate Professor Nadia Kaneva 
    • Published a new article in Nationalities Papers
      • Kaneva, N. (2021). Nation Branding in the Post-Communist World: Assessing the Field of Critical Research. Nationalities Papers, 1-11. DOI:10.1017/nps.2020.106 


  • Ethan Crawford is teaching a course on Digital Storytelling at DU's Graduate School of Social Work this quarter.