placeholder image
  • Contact Info
Publications in VIVO
 

McLean, Polly E. Bugros Associate Professor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • My research is highly interdisciplinary and centers on the value and meanings created by the intersections of cultural, historical, political, institutional, and textual practices. I am particularly interested in human culture and change as it pertains to southern Africa and the role of communication in development, media and cultural formations, popular culture and social identities with an emphasis on race, genders and sexualities, popular music, social media and politics, global media, qualitative methods, and African American women’s biographies in the West.

keywords

  • popular culture and social identities, southern Africa, music and popular culture, social media and politics, globalization, communication and development, race, genders and sexualities, media studies, African American women in the West

Publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ARSC 4909 Senior Thesis for Individually Structured Major (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 1001 Foundations of Media Studies (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 3201 Media, Culture and Globalization (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 4931 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 5841 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 5931 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 6951 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • MDST 3201 Media, Culture and Globalization (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 4331 Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Popular Culture (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 4931 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 5841 Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 5931 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 6951 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • MDST 4931 Internship (Summer 2018)
  • MDST 4331 Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Popular Culture (Summer 2018)
  • ARSC 4909 Senior Thesis for Individually Structured Major (Spring 2018)
  • MDRP 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 4931 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 5841 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 5931 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • MDST 6951 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)

Background

awards and honors

International Activities