communication studies

Randolph professor to deliver keynote at conference on craft beer culture

J. Nikol Beckham

J. Nikol Beckham, a Randolph communication studies professor, will deliver the keynote lecture, “Craft Beer Culture: Troubling Our Thirst for a Better Brew,” at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities event, Something’s Brewing: A Symposium on the Craft Beer Movement. The conference begins Friday, November 4, at the University of Tulsa. Beckham will discuss the... READ MORE >>

Fall Driver Lecture to feature screening of Girl Flu, discussion with director Dorie Barton

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Randolph’s 2016 Driver Lecture will feature a screening of the indie comedy Girl Flu Sunday, Nov. 6. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Leggett 537. A discussion with the director, Dorie Barton, will follow. Girl Flu, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in... READ MORE >>

2016 alumna hired as international broadcaster

Ei Thant Sin '16 on the set for Voices of America Burmese

Communication studies graduate Ei Thant Sin ’16 was recently hired as an international broadcaster for the Voice of America (VOA) Burmese news service in Washington, D.C. VOA provides radio, TV, and digital programming in 45 different languages to a weekly audience of more than 134 million. VOA Burmese has more than 5.5 million subscribers on... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosting presidential film series

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Leading up to the United States presidential election in November, Randolph College will show a series of presidential-themed films, each followed by a discussion about politics and gender, ethics, leadership, and history. The series begins this Monday, September 12, with Election (1999). Sociology professor Danielle Currier will lead the discussion. On Monday, October 24, communication... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor publishes brewing research

J. Nikol Beckham

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham recently contributed a chapter to Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer, from the West Virginia University Press. The volume is currently available for pre-sale and will be released in March 2017. Edited by Nathaniel Chapman, J. Slade Lellock, and Cameron Lippard, Untapped is a collection of 12 previously... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s beer research featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

J. Nikol Beckham

Randolph communication Studies professor J. Nikol Beckham was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education for her research on the American brewing industry. Read the full article at http://chronicle.com/article/The-Scholars-Who-Look-at/237319.... READ MORE >>

Summer Research explores links between food access and incarceration

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For two years, communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham has helped inmates earn their associate’s degrees at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. This summer, she and two Randolph students are combining her interest in food deserts and her passion for helping those who are incarcerated with a Summer Research project looking at nutritional education... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor to present paper at Cultural Studies Association’s annual conference

J. Nikol Beckham

J. Nikol Beckham, a communication studies professor at Randolph, will present her paper, “From Corner Store to Commissary: Placing Correctional Food Systems in the Food Justice Movement,” at the Cultural Studies Association’s annual conference at Villanova University this week. In her paper, Beckham explores the farm to table process in urban areas as well as... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor discusses craft beer industry on Courage Cocktail radio show

J. Nikol Beckham, communication studies professor at Randolph College, was recently a guest on the Courage Cocktail radio show.

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham was recently a guest on the Courage Cocktail radio show. Previously featured on the show in March 2012, Beckham returned Wednesday, May 4, to give an update about her research on the American brewing industry in an interview with host Lee Anne McClymont. Beckham was joined by Anita Riley,... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor to lecture at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in France

Jennifer Gauthier

Jennifer Gauthier, communication professor at Randolph College, will deliver the lecture, “Real Injuns and Real Indians: Trends in Native American Cinema,” May 4 at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, France. Gauthier will discuss the stereotypes of Native Americans in Hollywood cinema over the years, such as the “bloodthirsty warrior” and the “wise elder.” She will... READ MORE >>