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Name: Dr. Siobahn Stiles 
Title: Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Phone Number: (334) 833-4530
Office and/or Address: Flowers 322
Education:
  • Ph.D. Temple University, Mass Media & Communication, 2014; Graduate certificate in Women’s Studies 2014
  • Master of Arts, Fordham University, Public Communication, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Fordham University, English and Creative Writing, 2003
  • Year Abroad, St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, 2001-2002
Biography:

Dr. Siobahn Tara Stiles joined the Huntingdon College Department of Communication Studies and Psychology faculty in the fall of 2016. She came to Huntingdon from an assistant professorship in the Department of Mass Communication at Lane College. She has also served as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Theater at Austin Peay State University, and as an adjunct professor and teaching assistant in the School of Communications and Theater at Temple University. Outside the teaching realm, Dr. Stiles served as a program assistant for the Center for Student Success in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University; as ADA program coordinator for Golden Gate University School of Law; and as a graduate assistant for the public communications program at Fordham University.

PUBLICATIONS

Stiles, S. (2012). “I Am Elena”: Rhetorical analysis as the first step to a “best practices” formula for sex trafficking PSAs. Visual Communication Journal 11 (2): 185-206.

Stiles, S. & Kitch, C. (2011). “Redemption for Our Anguished Racial History”: Race and the National Narrative in Commemorative Journalism about Barack Obama. Journal of Communication Inquiry 35 (2): 115-133.

Stiles, S. (2011). Contributor to The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Stiles, S. (2014). Fusing Two Schools of Thought: Development Communication through Innovations and Participatory Dialogue. Paper presented at the 2014 National Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Stiles, S. (2014). Combining Modernization and Participation: Diffusing Innovations through Participatory Dialogue. Paper presented at the 2014 Southeast Colloquium of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Stiles, S. (2013). The Place of Plurality: moving from the generalized to the concrete other in understanding the role of communicative action in development projects. Paper presented at the 2013 American Communication Association Conference.

Stiles, S. (2013). Emotions as Speech: Revising Habermas’s communicative action to include emotions, care ethics, and relationships in development projects. Paper presented at the 2013 Spring Conference of the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research.

Stiles, S. (2011). To Convince or Confuse: an examination of how and why sex trafficking PSAs succeed or fail. Paper presented at the Third Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking.

Stiles, S. (2010). Combining diffusion and participatory models: addressing global issues through local social change. Paper presented at the Second Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking.

Stiles, S. (2009). “I Am Elena”: Rhetorical analysis as the first step to a “best practices” formula for sex trafficking PSAs. Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Convention of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Stiles, S. (2009). Morality and the Market: Applying Potter’s Box to the ethical decision to publish sex ads in newspapers. Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Convention of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Stiles, S. (2009). “Can the subaltern speak?” Sex trafficking documentaries and the stories of trafficked women. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking.

Stiles, S. (2009). Silencing Ana: Framing and Censoring Identity in News Media. Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA).

Stiles, S. (2009). “New moon Rising”: The Evolving Lesbian Presence on American Television as seen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Paper presented at the 2009 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association (PCA/ACA). Recipient of the 2009 Schoenecke Travel Grant.

Stiles, S. (2008). Using Her Body Heat to Kill Bill: the femme fatale of American neo-noir and her creation and reflection of new identities for women. Paper presented at the 2008 National Conference of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conference (PCA/ACA).

Stiles, S. (2008). Embodied Cyberfeminism: an exploration of feminist subjectivity in cyberspace. Paper presented at the 10th Annual SCAT Graduate Student Research Forum.

Stiles, S. (2005). Mame is Not to Blame: The Femme Fatale in 1940s Film Noir and Her Effect on Female Viewers. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Media Ecology Association Conference.

CO-AUTHORED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Stiles, S. & Davis, P. (2015). Noirmance and the Impending Apocalypse: how male relationships in Breaking Bad and True Detective reflect society’s fear of impending doom. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Popular Culture & American Culture Association Conference (PCA/ACA).

Stiles, S. & Kitch, C. (2009). “Redemption for Our Anguished Racial History”: The Embrace and Evasion of Race in Commemorative Journalism of Barack Obama. Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Top Faculty Paper Award, Second Place Honors.

ACADEMIC HONORS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS

  • Dow Jones News Fund HBCU Digital Journalism Workshop Grant, July 26 – August 2, 2015
  • Lane College Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2014 – 2015 academic year
  • Temple University Dissertation Completion Grant, January 2013 – June 2013
  • Temple University Fellowship, 2007 – 2008 academic year; 2010 – 2011 academic year

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • National Communication Association
  • International Communication Association
  • Popular Culture Association
  • National Women’s Studies Association
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Departments: Academics, Communication Studies