Communication and Media Studies Department

Christian Vukasovich Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies
Dr. Vukosovich

Office Location

Suite 119 Payson Smith Hall, Office "F", Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2020

Contact for appointment

Phone

207-780-4579

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Communication, School of Media and Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University
  • MA, Communication, Eastern Michigan University
  • BS, Public Relations, Eastern Michigan University

Research Interests

Critical Media Studies
Political Economy of Media
Transnational Media Flow
Media and Persuasion
Global and Comparative Media
Media Writing
Media, Ethnicity and Identity
Strategic Communication

Recent Publications

Book

Vukasovich, C. (under review). The Medium is the Weapon: The Business of War (Reporting). Book manuscript underway in the Media, War and Security series for Routledge, edited by Adam Hoskins and Oliver Boyd-Barrett. Currently under consideration for contract.  

Journal Articles

Vukasovich, C., & Dejanovic-Vukasovich, T. (2016). ‘Humanitarian intervention’, a predictable narrative?: A comparative analysis of media narratives from Serbia to Syria. Global Media and Communication, 1742766516653163. 

Vukasovich, C., & Boyd-Barrett, O. (2012). Whatever happened to Tanjug?: Re-loading memory for an understanding of the global news system. International Communication Gazette, 74(8), 693-710. 

Vukasovich, C., & Boyd-Barrett, O. (under review). The Weaponization of Media. Submitted to the journal Media, Culture, and Society, Sage.

Vukasovich, C. (under review). Neo-Nazi Utopian and Dystopian Celebration in the Mainstream Music Scene of the Former Yugoslavia: A Comparative Analysis of Thompson and Laibach. Submitted to the journal Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Routledge.  

Vukasovich, C. (second revise and resubmit). Hard Rock and Ethno-National Identity on World Tour: An Analysis of Hate Speech in Identity Construction. Submitted to the journal Communication, Culture & Critique, Wiley-Blackwell. 

Vukasovich, C., Vukasovich, T., Ziberi, L., & Lengel, L. (revise and resubmit). Gender in the Balkan wars: An invitation to manliness and motherhood. Submitted to the journal Media, War & Conflict, Sage. 

Ziberi, L., Vukasovich, C., Dejanovic-Vukasovich, T. & Lengel, L. (second revise and resubmit). Manliness, motherhood, and mêlée: (Re)articulating gender in the Balkan Wars.  Under review for 'War, conflict and commemoration in the age of digital reproduction' a special issue of Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media. 

Book Chapter

Vukasovich, C. (in press). Myths of agency, victimhood and resistance: The portrayal of women at war in the Balkans.  A chapter submission pending in Volume 1 of the Transnational Feminisms series for Hampton Press, titled Transnational Feminisms: Theories, Identities, Representations and edited by Marin, N., & Lengel, L. 

Manuscripts in Preparation
Sowing the seeds of war? How genocide narratives in public relations key messaging impacted news coverage in favour of military intervention. For submission to the International Journal of Press/Politics, Sage. [journal article to be submitted for publication in winter 2018] 

The business of war (reporting): Framing conflict as opportunity in the business press. For submission to the International Communication Gazette, Sage. [journal article to be submitted for publication in winter 2018] 

Climate change, globalization, and social crises: Biased news perspective and the critical submission to the International Communication Gazette, Sage. [journal article to be submitted for publication in winter 2018] 

Climate change, globalization, and social crises: Biased news perspective and the critical need for accessible scientific narratives. For submission to the journal Global Media and Communication, Sage. [journal article to be submitted for publication in spring 2019] 

From heroes to war criminals: How police officers operating in Kosovo during the Balkan wars cope with shifting media portrayals. For submission to the journal Communication and Critical Cultural Studies, Routledge.  [journal article to be submitted for publication in fall 2019] 

Military intervention and globalization: Mainstream media and war at the turn of the 21s century (with O. Boyd-Barrett) (Eds.). London: Routledge [edited series to be submitted for contract in spring 2020] 

 

Presentations

Vukasovich, C. (2017, November). Forging plowshares into swords: A critical examination of the forces shaping mainstream Western media into a weapon of war in a culture obsessed with conflict and security. A competitive paper to be presented at the National Communication Association, Dallas. 

Vukasovich, C., Vurkac, M., Negoita, C., & Townley, J. (2016, April). Transcending Disciplinary Boundaries: Bridging Perspectives on Musical Discourse. Competitive panel presentation at the Northwest Communication Association, Coeur d’Alene. 

Vukasovich, C. (2015, November). Croatian rock music and violent ethno-nationalist identity construction in a global diaspora. A competitive paper presented at the National Communication Association, Las Vegas. 

Vukasovich, C., & Boyd-Barrett, O. (2015, November). Understanding the Role of Propaganda in War. A competitive paper presented at the National Communication Association, Las Vegas.

Vukasovich, C. (2015, August). Neo-Nazi Celebration and Fascist Critique in the Mainstream Music of the Former Yugoslavia. A competitive paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco. 

Vukasovich, C. (2014, November). Expanding on Themes of ‘Humanitarian Intervention’: A Grounded Theory Analysis. A competitive paper presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago. 

Vukasovich, C. (2014, August). The Weaponization of Media in the Context of War, Conflict and Security. A competitive paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal. 

Vukasovich, C., & Dejanovic-Vukasovich, T. (2014, November). ‘Humanitarian intervention’ a predictable narrative? A comparative analysis of media narratives from Serbia to Syria. A competitive paper presented at the National Communication Association, San Diego. 

 

Awards and Recognition

Top Paper Award. Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association, 2013.

Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, National Communication Association, Nominated in 2013.

Charles E. Shanklin Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, Bowling Green State University, Winner 2012.

Distinguished Scholarship Award, National Communication Association Nominated in 2012, International and Intercultural Communication Division.

Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award, School of Media and Communication Studies nominated in 2012, Bowling Green State University.

Charles E. Shanklin Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, Bowling Green State University, Nominated in 2011.

University Fellowship Award, Eastern Michigan University awarded in 2004 and 2005. Recognized for superior academic work at the graduate level (monetary award).