2015 ASAT Presenters


Baylor University was well represented at the 59th Annual American Studies of America (ASAT) Conference, held at Sam Houston State University, November 12-14, 2015.

Drs. Cassy Burleson, Mia Moody-Ramirez, and Liz Fassih, an American Studies Graduate Student, presented the following research papers:

  • “Contextualizing Creative Research” by Burleson
  • “Discourse Analysis of the Top Rachel Dolezal Internet Memes” by Moody-Ramirez
  • “The Connotative Differences between Iranians and Persians in the U.S.” by Fassih
  • “Spanning the Decades: An Analysis of Monica Lewinsky’s Image Restoration Strategies during a 2015 TED Talks Appearance” by Moody-Ramirez, Fassih and Macarena Hernandez

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The founder of Critical Studies Blog, Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She specializes in new media portrayals of women and people of color. Her recent papers focus on the effects of the James Byrd Jr. dragging death on Jasper, Facebook hate groups, stereotypes of President Barack and Michelle Obama, male and female rappers’ differing views on the “independent woman,” and coverage of missing women.

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