Tuija M. Parikka

Associate Professor
Dr. Parikka is an award-winning Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at St. John’s University. Her research interests include gendered aspects of (poly)media and globalization, migrant subjectivities, and augmented reality. In her most recent title, Globalization, Gender, and Media. Formations of the Sexual and Violence in Understanding Globalization, Lexington Books (2015/2016), she studied the relationship between globalization, gender, and media through a myriad of international cases. Globalization was approached, not as a context for particular discourses, but as a set of ideologies/projects that are intrinsically connected with gender, and as such, enable particular gender imagery. Her current work builds upon the role gender plays in advancing or resolving conflicts embedded in globalization processes and discourses, and expands her earlier empirical research interests from the realm of media cultures to migrant subjectivities and augmented reality. Dr. Parikka earned her Ph. D. in Communication from the University of Helsinki, Finland, in 2005. Since then, she has taught at the New School University and the NYU until her most recent appointment as an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at St. John’s University in 2013.

Teaching Interests

Mass communication, new and old media, media cultures, media theory, international communication, critical gender/race/ethnicity theory, research methods

Research Interests

Globalization, gender/race/ethnicity, new and old media, including augmented reality, migration, qualitative methods

Courses Taught

COM
1001
INTRO MASS COMMUNICATION
COM
2600
SEMINAR IN COMM RESEARCH
COM
3101
INTERNATIONAL COMM: EUROPE
COM
3102
INTERNATIONAL COMM: ASIA
COM
3103
INTERNATIONAL COMM GLOBAL DEV
COM
3110
INTL FORUM: SCANDINAVIA
COM
4600
IND RESEARCH:TOPICS IN COMM
ICM
802
MEDIA & COMM RESEARCH METHOD
ICM
830
CRISIS COMMUNICATION
ICM
836
GLOBAL FEMINISM & MEDIA