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“Ramapo has been a place where I have been able to grow as a scholar-teacher. I have furthered my research agenda and have mentored students to produce innovative student scholarship. I also have been fortunate to contribute to the life and diversity of the College in rewarding ways.

I serve as a mentor in two ways. First, I am a co-advisor for Lambda Pi Eta. Second, I have been active in guiding student research from my classes that successfully competed in undergraduate conferences. They presented peer-reviewed papers at all levels, including at Ramapo’s Scholars’ Day, at the COPLAC conference, at the New Jersey Communication Association Conference, at the Eastern Communication Association’s Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference, and at the National Communication Association’s Undergraduate Honors’ Conference. (See the full list of student research in the Recent Publications section.)”

– David Oh is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts with a focus on Media Studies and first joined Ramapo in 2013. For more information, please visit David’s Faculty Profile.

School:
School of Contemporary Arts

Recent Publications

BOOK:

Oh, D. C. (2015). Second-generation Korean Americans and transnational media: Diasporic identifications. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Oh, D. C. (2020). “Opting out of that”: White feminism’s policing and disavowal of anti-racist critique in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 37(1), 58-70.

Oh, D. C. (2020). Representing the Western super-minority: Desirable cosmopolitanism and homosocial multiculturalism on a Korean talk show. Television and New Media, 21(3), 260-277.

Oh, D. C. (2019). White cyber-protest in a Facebook group: Articulating colorblind racialization in response to South Korean televised “xenophobia.” Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 29(2), 149-167 [lead article].

Oh, D. C., & Nishime, L. (2019). Imag(in)ing the post-national television fan: Counter-flows and hybrid ambivalence in Dramaworld. International Communication Gazette, 81(2), 121-138.

Oh, D. C. (2018). “Racist propaganda!”: Discursive negotiations on YouTube of perceived anti-White racism in South Korea. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 26(5), 306-317.

Oh, D. C. (2018). Elder men’s bromance in Asian lands: Normative Western masculinity in Better Late than Never. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 35(4), 350-362.

Oh, D. C. (2018). Seeing myself through film: Diasporic belonging and racial identifications. Cultural Studies ó Critical Methodologies, 18(2), 107-115.

Oh, D. C., & Oh, C. (2017). Vlogging White privilege abroad: Eat Your Kimchi’s eating and spitting out of the Korean other on YouTube. Communication, Culture, & Critique, 10(4), 696-711.

Oh, D. C. (2017). Black K-pop fan videos & polyculturalism. Popular Communication, 15(4), 269-282.

Oh, D. C. (2017). “Turning Japanese’’: Deconstructive criticism of White women, the Western imagination, and popular music. Communication, Culture, & Critique, 10(2), 365-381.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Oh, D. C. (2019). “I am Korean American”: Constructing diasporic identifications on a Korean American Facebook Page and Pinterest Page. Korean diaspora across the world: Homeland in history, imagination, media, and reality (pp. 173-190). Lexington Books.

Oh, D. C. (2017). Constructing Korean America: KoreAm Journal and the construction of second-generation diasporic identification. The Routledge Companion to Asian American Studies. New York, NY: Routledge.

Oh, D. C. (2016). Techno-Orientalism and White masculinity in the Wolverine movies. The X-Men Films: A Cultural Analysis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Oh, D. C. (2013). Biased optimism, media, and Asian American identity. Identity and Communication: New Agendas in Communication. New York, NY: Routledge.

STUDENT RESEARCH:

Morel, Thomas. (2018). Rank up: An autoethnography of masculinity in a gaming space. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Cespedes, Paola. (2018). Where did my curls go?: Reclaiming Afro-Latina identity. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.Forsyth, Meghan. (2018). You can’t get out of your whiteness: Exploring the invisibility of whiteness through the 2017 Jordan Peele film. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Burkert, Brianna. (2018. Instagram happiness: PDA and relationships. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Crocilla, Kaitlin. (2017). What’s happening?: An analysis of Twitter. National Communication Association, Lambda Pi Eta Division.

Murphy, Christina. (2017). Buzzfeed’s Tasty: The best virtual cookbook. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Muegger, Heather. (2017). Someday my prince will come…I hope: Negotiating the tensions between traditional love and marriage versus modern conceptions. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Hubert, Jenny. (2017). My what a guy!: An analysis of evolving gender representations of male Disney villains. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Forsyth, Meg. (2017). John Scott: How fan voters asserted their powers and the legitimacy of their values. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.
– First Place Poster Winner in Session II

Patsko, Harper. (2017). Picture perfect: The impact of celebrity narcissism on Instagram towards young, affluent, white women in America. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Brereton, Lauren. (2016). Middle children: Differences in forming romantic relationships. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Coniglio, Monica. (2016). Heteronormative social media culture. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Kezek, Alexandra. (2016). Social environments and sexual harassment. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Crocilla, Kaitlin. (2016). What’s happening?: An analysis of Twitter. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Polemeni, Christian (2016). We’re all wizards, Harry: Pop culture and fan-hood in the age of identity. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Gormeley, Krista. (2016). Impact of technology on the individual. New Jersey Communication Association Conference.

Coniglio, Monica. (2015). Heteronormative social media culture. Council of Public Liberal Arts Conference, Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Coniglio, Monica. (2015). Scarcity of autonomous young women in the 21st century. National Communication Association Undergraduate Honors’ Conference.

Coniglio, Monica. (2015). Scarcity of autonomous young women in the 21st century. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

DiChiaro, Tyler. (2015). The subculture of electronic dance music: How is it defined? Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Molina, Brandon. (2015). Lady for ladies. Gaga for feminism. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Mortara, Erin. (2015). Thinspirational material on the Internet: How thinspiration blogs encourage eating disorders in young women. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Nanita, Delvy. (2015). Single mother effect: Defining your masculinity. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

D’Andria, Nicole (2015). Female fans’ interpretation of the sexual objectification of women in comics. New Jersey Communication Association.

Macer, Faith. (2015). Texting in college: The unspoken rules that exist within this communication method. New Jersey Communication Association.
– Top Solo-Authored Undergraduate Paper Award

Reuter, Ben. (2014). Cell phone connectivity and separation anxiety. Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges Conference.

Consalvo, Marina. (2014). Challenging the representation of women in rap/hip-hop. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Lehaf, Allie. (2014). Differences in perceptions of women’s makeup between the sexes. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.
– Top Poster Winner in Poster Session II

North, Zachary. (2014). Transgender representation in mainstream film. Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference.

Awards and Accomplishments

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2020 – Faculty Development Fund, Ramapo College of New Jersey
2019 – Travel Grant, Kyujanggak International Symposium, Seoul
2019 –  Fulbright Regional Travel Grant, Jakarta
2018-19 – Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant, The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
2016 – Faculty Development Fund, Ramapo College of New Jersey
2014-15 – Faculty-Student Research Grant, Ramapo College of New Jersey

AWARDS (past 5 years)

2019 – Inaugural Asian/Pacific American Caucus & Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division Faculty Mentorship Award

2018 – Faculty Research Paper Award (top 3), Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division, National Communication Association, Salt Lake City

2017 – Faculty Research Paper Award (top 3), Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division, National Communication Association, Dallas

2015 – Faculty Research Paper Award (top four) in the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas

2015 – Outstanding Faculty Committment Award by the Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Center for Civic & Community Engagement

2011 – Faculty Research Paper Award (1st place) in the Asian Pacific American Communication Studies Division of the National Communication Association, New Orleans

Education

PhD, Mass Communications, Syracuse University, 2008
MA, Broadcast Journalism, Syracuse University, 2000
BA, Psychology & Journalism (minor), Baylor University, 1996

Classes Known For

Research Writing Methods
Media Literacy
Media, Audiences, & Identity