Tuija M. Parikka

Associate Professor
Tuija Parikka, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Communication Arts in the Division of Mass Communication at St. John’s University. Her research and courses in International Communication and Communication Arts connect the investigation of globalization, global communication, gender, and digital media. Parikka’s interest in globalization has focused on intricacies of globalization and gender, manifested through global media imagery, and builds upon the role gender plays in advancing or resolving conflicts embedded in globalization processes, discourses, and in global communication at large. In her latest projects, she has attempted to shed more light on human displacement and migrant “selves” in becoming in the West, as set forth by such media technologies as Virtual Reality (VR). She has published with Lexington Books, OUP, UC Press, and held a visiting fellowship in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, in 2018-2019. Before joining St. John’s, she held teaching or research-based appointments in communication at the New School, NYU, and the University of Helsinki.

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