Candice D. Roberts

Assistant Professor
Candice D. Roberts is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Mass Communication and the Director of Communication Arts. While completing her doctoral research at Drexel University, she developed the concept of the hybrid collective and studied CouchSurfing across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Broadly, her work examines the theoretical and practical intersections of traditional mass communication with new media. Before returning to academe, she worked in theatre and community psychology and likes to explore stories and how identities are constructed. Roberts is a critical theorist who focuses on cultural narrative and identity in popular media, and she is particularly interested in archetypes, consumer behavior, and sociality around themes of class, sexuality and space/place.

Teaching Interests

Popular and Consumer Culture, Transmedia Storytelling, Communication Theory, Mass Media & Society, Research Methods, New Media

Research Interests

Critical Theory, Diversity, Hybridity, Identity, Mobilities, Narrative, Participatory Culture, Social Media, Space and Place

Courses Taught

COM
1001
INTRO MASS COMMUNICATION
COM
2401
NEW MEDIA
COM
2600
SEMINAR IN COMM RESEARCH
COM
4600
IND RESEARCH:TOPICS IN COMM
COM
4601
CURRENT ISSUES IN COMM
COM
4620
SENIOR CAPSTONE IN COMM ARTS
COM
6000
INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RESEARCH I
COM
6001
INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RESEARCH II
COM
7000
COMMUNICATIONS IN NEW YORK
HON
1101
INTRO TO MASS COMMUNICATION
ICM
800
THEORIES & PROCESSES OF COMM