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Faculty: Chris Smit

Chris SmitChris Smit, associate professor of communication arts and sciences
DeVos Communication Center 270A

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Teaching areas

Mass media, media and the public, communication theory

Educational background

  • BA - Calvin College, communications arts and sciences, 1996
  • PhD - University of Iowa, communication studies

Academic/research interests

television, gender and sexuality, popular music, disability concerns in film

Selected publications

Screening Disability: Essays on Cinema and Disability.  Eds. Christopher R. Smit and Anthony    Enns.  Philadelphia, PA: University Press of America, 2001.

"Pour Britney, Poor Britney: Exiling Britney Spears as a Non-Resident of Non-Place.” International Study of Popular Music Annual Conference. Iowa City, IA (April 2008).

"A Collaborative Aesthetic: Lévinas’ Idea of Responsibility and the Photographs of Charles Eisenmann and the Late 19th Century Freak-Performer.”  Victorian Freaks.  Ed.  Marlena Tromp. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2008; 283-311.

"Reconstructing the King:  Death Narratives of Elvis Presley in the 1980s."  Ordinary       Reactions to Extraordinary Events.  Ed. Ray B. Browne and Arthur G. Neal.  Bowling Green,  OH:  Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2001; 73-87.

Additional information

Curriculum vitae

Download a copy of Chris Smit's professional curriculum vitae.