Brommel Research Award

Click here for my Curriculum Vita (January 2017).

BOOKS

Narrating the Closet: An Autoethnography of Same-Sex Attraction
2011, Left Coast Press/Routledge (Click here for a brief video about the book.)

  • Received the 2016 “Innovator Award” from the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus of the Central States Communication Association,  the 2012 “Best Book Award” from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association (NCA), the 2012 “Outstanding Authored Book Award” from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, and the 2013 “Book of the Year” award from NCA’s GLBTQ Division and the Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns.

Handbook of Autoethnography
2013, Left Coast Press/Routledge, co-edited with Stacy Holman Jones and Carolyn Ellis

  • The first comprehensive reference volume on autoethnographic research and practice. The collection includes more than 40 essays written by scholars representing more than a dozen disciplines. 
  • Received the 2013 Best Edited Book Award from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association (NCA).
  • Chapter 9, “Spinning Autoethnographic Reflexivity, Cultural Critique, and Negotiating Selves,” by Keith Berry, received the 2014 The H.L. “Bud” Goodall, Jr. and Nick Trujillo “It’s a Way of Life” Award in Narrative Ethnography. Chapter 6, “Walk, Walking, Talking Home,” by Devika Chawla, received the 2014 Best Book Chapter Award from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association.

Autoethnography
2015, Oxford University Press, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones and Carolyn Ellis

  • This book provides a historical and conceptual overview of autoethnography, outlines the purposes and practices of the method, offers strategies for writing autoethnography, and provides criteria for assessing autoethnographic research.

On Writing Families: Autoethnographies of Presence and Absence, Love and Loss
2014, Sense Publishers, co-edited with Jonathan Wyatt

  • This collection of personal narratives considers how children relate to their parents, how parents relate to their children, and how familial relationships in general are made and (not) maintained. Contributors write about issues of interpersonal distance and closeness, gratitude and disdain, courage and fear, openness and secrecy, accountability and forgiveness, life and death.

JOURNAL ISSUES

Queer Autoethnography
In press, QED: Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, co-edited with Derek M. Bolen
Special forum on autoethnography and doing queer research

Connecting the Personal and the Popular: Autoethnography and Popular Culture
2015, The Popular Culture Studies Journal, co-edited with Jimmie Manning
Special issue on using autoethnography in popular culture research.

  • Received the 2016 “Best Special Issue” award from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association.

On Studying Ourselves and Others
2013, Liminalities:  A Journal of Performance Studies, Co-edited with Stacy Holman Jones
Special issue on communication, ethnography, and identity.

  • Received the 2013 “Best Special Issue” award from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association.

On (Writing) Fathers
2012, Qualitative Inquiry, co-edited with Jonathan Wyatt
Special issue on sons, fathers, and life writing.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Critical autoethnography, education, and a call for forgiveness
In press, Journal of Multicultural Education

Autoethnographic Responsibilities
In press, International Review of Qualitative Research 

Tragic queer at the urinal stall, who, now, is the queerest one of all? Queer theory | autoethnography | Doing queer autoethnography
In press, QED: Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, co-authored with Derek M. Bolen

Sexuality and Self-forgiveness
2016, Women & Language

Family Bullies
2016, Journal of Family Communication, co-authored with Keith Berry

Autoethnography and Family Research
2015, Journal of Family Review & Theory, co-authored with Jimmie Manning

  • Received the 2016 Anselm Strauss Award for Qualitative Family Research [Honorable Mention] from Qualitative Family Research Network

Family Shame
2015, Critical Departures in Critical Qualitative Research

Popular Culture Studies and Autoethnography: An Essay on Method
2015, The Popular Culture Studies Journal, co-authored with Jimmie Manning

  • Received the 2015 “Best Journal Article Award” award from the Midwest Popular Culture Association.

Undoing the Alphabet: A Queer Fugue on Grief and Forgiveness
2014, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

A Complicated Reef: The Relationship Between a Representation and the Represented Phenomenon
2013, Environmental Communication

Size matters: Performing (il)logical bodies on FatClub.com
2013, Text and Performance Quarterly, co-authored with Keith Berry

Frames of Homosexuality:
Comparing Los Angeles Times’ Coverage of California’s Proposition 6 (1978) and Proposition 8 (2008)
2013, Sexuality & Culture

The Joys of Autoethnography: Possibilities for Communication Research
2012, Qualitative Communication Research

Missing Each Other
2012, Qualitative Inquiry

Telling Stories:  Reflexivity, Queer Theory, and Autoethnography
2011, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Autoethnography: An Overview
2011, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, co-authored with Carolyn Ellis and Arthur P. Bochner
Reprinted in German and Spanish

Why “Video Killed the Radio Star”: Teaching “The Medium is the Message”
2010, Communication Teacher

Paradoxes of Sexuality, Gay Identity, and Coming Out
2010, Symbolic Interaction

Autoethnography and Queer Theory: Making Possibilities
2010, Qualitative Inquiry & Human Rights, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

  • Received the 2010 “Best Book Chapter Award” award from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association.

Mothers, Faggots, and Witnessing (Un)Contestable Experience
2009, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies

truth Troubles
2009, Qualitative Inquiry, co-authored with Jillian Tullis, Chris McRae, and Alisha Vitale

Seeking Father: Relationally Reframing a Troubled Love Story
2006, Qualitative Inquiry

Speaking for Others: Finding the “Whos” of Discourse
2005, Soundings

Phenomenologically Investigating Mediated Nature
2005, The Qualitative Report

BOOK CHAPTERS

Public Ethnography
In progress, The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship, co-authored with Robin M. Boylorn

The Art of Autoethnography
In press, Handbook of Arts-Based Research, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Narrative Ethics
2017, The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History, co-authored with Derek M. Bolen

Queering Popular Culture
2016, Communication Perspectives on Popular Culture

Queer and Quare Autoethnography
2016, Qualitative Inquiry Through a Critical Lens, co-authored with Robin M. Boylorn

Watching Reality Television
2016, Popular Culture as Everyday Life

Notes on Andy Cohen
2015, The Fantasy of Reality: Critical Essays on The Real Housewives, co-authored with Keith Berry

Post-coming Out Complications
2014, Critical Autoethnography: Intersecting Cultural Identities in Everyday Life

The Purposes, Practices, and Principles of Autoethnographic Research
2014, The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods, co-authored with Carolyn Ellis

Animals as Media: Speaking Through/With Nonhuman Beings
2013, Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication: Internatural Communication

Autoethnography and Queer Theory: Making Possibilities
2010, Qualitative Inquiry & Human Rights, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Coming Out in Everyday Interaction
2010, Case Studies of Communication about Sex, co-authored with J. Wight

A Review of Narrative Ethics
2008, Qualitative Inquiry

Autoethnography is Queer
2008, Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Show and Tell
2005, Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course

Let’s Go to the Bathroom!!!
2004, Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

GLBT Communication Studies
In press, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods

Ethnography
In press, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, co-authored with Michael Kramer

Autoethnography
2018, International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, co-authored with Carolyn Ellis and Stacy Holman Jones

Queer Studies
2018, International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Narrative Ethics
2018, International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, co-authored with Derek M. Bolen

The Closet
2016, The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies

Queer Ethnographies/Autoethnographies
2016, The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Identity Politics
2014, Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics, co-authored with Rafal Rybak

Technological Determinism
2014, Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics, co-authored with Brad Gangnon

Passing/Covering
2013, Multicultural America, co-authored with Max Plumpton

Sexual Orientation and Race
2011, The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, co-authored with Gerardo Moreno

A Social Constructivist Approach to Political Identity
2010, Encyclopedia of Identity

Global Village
2010, Encyclopedia of Identity

BOOK REVIEWS

Review of Beyond New Media: Discourse and Critique in a Polymediated Age
2016, Iowa Journal of Communication

Review of Transgender Communication Studies: Histories, Trends, and Trajectories
2016, Women’s Studies in Communication

Review of Staring at the Park: A Poetic Autoethnographic Inquiry
2015, Forum: Qualitative Social Research

Review of Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition
2015, Text and Performance Quarterly

Review of Body, Paper, Stage: Writing and Performing Autoethnography and Leaning: A Poetics of Personal Relations
2011, Liminalities

Legislating Humanity
Review of From Humanity to Disgust: Sexual Orientation and the Law
2011, Sexuality and Culture

Making Democracy Personal
Review of A Need to Know: The Clandestine History of a CIA Family
2007, The Review of Communication

Hidden Dimensions of the Hidden Dimension
Review of Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square
2006, The Review of Communication

Review of Collective Behavior and Public Opinion
2003, American Communication Journal

Book reviews for CHOICE Magazine

Laying Claim: African American Cultural Memory and Southern Identity (2/17)

How Popular Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman’s Life (11/16)

Deconstructing Dads: Changing Images of Fathers in Popular Culture (7/16)

Housework and Gender in American Television (5/16)

A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire (4/16)

Critical insights: LGBTQ Literature (12/15)

Identities on the move: Contemporary representations of new sexualities and gender identities (7/15)

A Century of Communication Studies: The Unfinished Conversation (6/15)

The Psychobiology of Transsexualism and Transgenderism (4/15)

Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution (11/14)

Slouching Towards Gaytheism: Christianity and Queer Survival in America (11/14)

Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online (9/14)

Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire (9/14)

The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media (6/14)

Media Disparity: A Gender Battleground (5/14)

Loving the L Word: The Complete Series in Focus (3/14)

Queer Love in Film and Television: Critical Essays (1/14)

Queer Media Images (12/13)

Gender, Citizenship and Newspapers: Historical and Transnational Perspectives (10/13)

Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production (7/13)

The Dark Side of Family Communication (1/13)

Opacity and the Closet: Queer Tactics in Foucault, Barthes, and Warhol (11/12)

Global Masculinities and Manhood (7/12)

Words at Work and Play: Three Decades in Family and Community Life (9/12)

Marital Communication (5/12)

Fixing Gender: Lesbian Mothers and the Oedipus Complex (2/12)

 

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