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Weaver, Celia

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Research

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  • Dr Weaver explores how public relations and strategic communication leverages political, social and/or cultural identities, subjectivities interests, discourses and actions. This includes empirical examination and theorizing of how groups, especially women and issues-based activists, engage with communication technologies and are represented, and/or represent themselves in communication campaigns. Over her research career, she has had an additional focus on how violence, and especially violence against women, is represented in the media and in strategic communication campaigns. Having gained over US$3 million in external award funding as, variously, principal investigator and a member of grant-winning teams, she is co-author of Women Viewing Violence, Cameras in the Commons, and Violence and the Media, and is co-editor of Critical Readings: Violence and the Media and Public Relations in Global Contexts: Multi-Paradigmatic Perspectives.

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  • Public Relations, Strategic Communication, Critical Theory, Social Theory, Culture, Public Relations Practice, Representations of Gender, Crime and Violence, Activism

Teaching

courses taught

  • APRD 3112 - International Public Relations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introduces students to the cultural, social and economic issues relevant to strategic communication in the global arena. Provides students with the foundational tools necessary to both understand and effectively navigate the often complex world of strategic intercultural communication. Specific topics will include exploration of the contextual factors that influence public relations practice in different nations/regions, discussion of the various theoretical models that govern global PR practice and critical evaluation of international PR case studies/campaigns.
  • APRD 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2022
    Internship course.
  • APRD 7001 - ProSeminar in Mass Communication Theory 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Discusses prominent theoretical and methodological points of view in journalism studies and strategic communication that range from social science to critical studies to the humanities. The premise is that methods are driven by research questions, so there is no best way to conduct research. You should leave this course with an understanding of how to address various mass communication phenomena. Same as JRNL 7001.
  • JRNL 7001 - ProSeminar in Mass Communication Theory 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Discusses prominent theoretical and methodological points of view in journalism studies and strategic communication that range from social science to critical studies to the humanities. The premise is that methods are driven by research questions, so there is no best way to conduct research. You should leave this course with an understanding of how to address various mass communication phenomena. Same as APRD 7001.

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