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Teresa Heinz Housel

Specialty Areas

Primary: Media and society, mass media theory and history, qualitative research methods, cultural theory, and applied journalism (reporting, writing, and editing) in print and online media
Secondary: International media studies, cross-cultural communication, broadcast journalism, language and culture, and general education courses

Research and Publications

Current Research Projects & Status:

  • Updating paper for publication, “Shadowy Figures and Working-Class Bodies: The Intersection of Race and Class in Media Portrayals of Australian Aborigines.” I am using textual analysis to examine the West Australian’s coverage of the unsolved Claremont Serial Killers cases in Perth, Australia.
  • Research paper-in-progress: “Global Voices and Blogging Citizen Journalism on the Global Stage.”
  • Research paper-in-progress: “Citizen Journalism as Community Activist: Comparison of the Grand Rapids Press and the Rapidian’s Coverage of West Michigan’s Housing Foreclosures”
  • Research paper-in-progress: “”Yes, This Was All She Had”: Narrating Upward Social Mobility in Dolly Parton’s Chasing Rainbows Museum.”
  • Book proposal writing stage: Staging Class: How We Talk About and Live Class in America (Proposed Title). This project will be a co-authored book on social class with Dr. Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, associate professor of Communication and Culture and Culture and Adjunct Professor of African American Studies at Indiana University.

Books Published
Harvey, V. L., & Housel, T. H. (2011). Co-edited volume, Faculty and First Generation College Students: Bridging the Classroom Gap Together. Hoboken, New Jersey: Jossey-Bass.

Housel, T. H., & Harvey, V. L. (2010). Co-edited volume, The Invisibility Factor: Administrators and Faculty Reach Out to First-Generation College Students. Boca Raton, Florida: Brown Walker Press.

Book Reviews
Housel, T. H. (2010). Review of Tyra Twomey, Holly White, & Ken Sagendorf’s (Eds.) (2009) Pedagogy, not policing: Positive approaches to academic integrity at the university. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 47 (4).

Popular Academic Publications
Housel, T. H. (Forthcoming). “Cultural Transitions for First-Generation Students: Faculty Member’s Experience.” The Chronicle of Higher Education (Fall 2012).

Housel, T. H. (2012). “First Generation Focus.” Inside Higher Ed (March 23). Available at: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/03/23/essay-calls-colleges-focus-first-generation-students.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Under Review
Housel, T. H. “The Stonewall Riots’ Activism and Its Influence on the Press: A Textual Analysis of the New York Times and the East Village Other’s Coverage of Homosexuality Between 1968-1970.” Under review with Journal of Homosexuality.

Published Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Housel, T. H. (2007). “Australian Nationalism and Globalization: Narratives of the Nation in the Sydney Olympics’ Opening Ceremony.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 24(5) (December), 446-461.

Heinz, T. L. (2006). “Solar Panels, Shovels, and the ‘Net: Selective Uses of Technology in the Homesteading Movement.” Information, Communication & Society, 9(2) (April), 182-201.

Heinz, T. L. (2005). “From Civil Rights to Environmental Rights: Constructions of Race, Community, and Identity In Three African-American Newspapers’ Coverage of the Environmental Justice Movement.” Journal of Communication Inquiry 29(1) (January), 47-65.

Solicited or Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
Heinz, T. L. (2004). “Street Newspapers,” and “The Big Issue of Britain,” The Encyclopedia of Homelessness (pp. 534-540). Boston: Berkshire.

Heinz, T. L. (2003). “Preparing Future Faculty: Program Integrates Theory and Practice.” C & CS News (Winter). Quarterly newsletter of the Cultural and Critical Studies Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Housel, T. H., & Lapenta-H. S. (Eds.). (2007). Respond to Trade (web site sponsored by The Salvation Army Glendale with essay responses to the 2007 Lionsgate film, “Trade,” about global human trafficking). http://www.glendalecorps.org/trade/

Thesis & Dissertation
Heinz, T. L. (2005). The Cultural Politics of Housing in a Capitalist Society: Representations of Homelessness in Contemporary American Newspapers. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and Culture, Indiana University.

Heinz, T. L. (2000). Predictors of British National Journalists’ Attitudes Toward Homelessness and The Big Issue. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, University of Missouri School of Journalism.