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Chuang, Angie Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Angie Chuang's research focuses on race, identity and news-media representations of Otherness. Her case studies on American Otherness examine print, broadcast, and online news media portrayals. These studies include news phenomena spotlighting Asian Americans, African Americans, Muslim Americans, Latinx Americans, and others. They show that news-media constructions of American identity are highly complex and contextual, based on historically rooted perceptions of Self and Other, beyond legalistic signifiers of Americanness such as citizenship or residency. She also writes literary journalism, narrative nonfiction and memoir that explore similar issues of identity in the form of the immigrant experience and cultural identity. Angie has served as a trainer and consultant on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion for major media companies including Atlantic Media, Bloomberg Industry Group, National Public Radio, and more.

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  • race, immigration, Otherness, news media, representations, identity, American identity, literary journalism, memoir, narrative nonfiction

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Teaching

courses taught

  • COMM 4100 - Seminar in Honors Thesis Writing and Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provides the opportunity for students writing an honors thesis to develop their understanding of the research process and to improve their research and writing skills.
  • JRNL 2000 - Writing for the Media
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introduces students to writing news for a range of news media platforms, including print / online, broadcast, social media and more, and teaches them how to use the appropriate grammar and style conventions for those media types. Also introduces students to various types of stories, from breaking news to features to profiles, and to basic reporting skills. Students encouraged to take concurrently with JRNL 2001.
  • JRNL 2001 - Fundamentals of Reporting Technologies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Develops news-gathering skills for work in news enterprises. Students learn skills for working with technologies used in news reporting and in storytelling for various media formats. Students are introduced to a range of technologies for recording, editing and producing. Students encouraged to take concurrently with JRNL 2000.
  • JRNL 2401 - Media Coverage of Diverse Populations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
    Explores the ways in which issues of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and religion play out in news coverage and how news organizations approach coverage of marginalized groups in society.
  • JRNL 4402 - Journalism and Social Identity
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Provides a discussion-based inquiry into the role of journalism and journalists in the representation of intersectional identities, focusing on race, gender, sexual expression and socioeconomic class in the United States. The study and practice of journalism in this course will address issues of trust, power, privilege and ethics inherent in reporting across difference.
  • JRNL 4874 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Special Topics
  • JRNL 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021
    Internship
  • JRNL 5402 - Journalism and Social Identity
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Provides a discussion-based inquiry into the role of journalism and journalists in the representation of intersectional identities, focusing on race, gender, sexual expression and socioeconomic class in the United States. The study and practice of journalism in this course will address issues of trust, power, privilege and ethics inherent in reporting across difference.

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