• Biographical Description

  • Dr. Nadia Kaneva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver.  Currently, she serves as Director of the M.A. in Media and Public Communication and Co-Director of the Graduate Certificate in Public Diplomacy, offered jointly with the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

    Her research draws on critical theories of communication and culture and explores the construction of national and gendered identities in various contexts. She is particularly interested in critical perspectives on promotional culture, nation branding, and public diplomacy.

    Dr. Kaneva teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in media theory, strategic communication, branding, and public diplomacy. Before becoming a college professor, she has worked in advertising and public relations in the United States and in her native country, Bulgaria.

  • Books

  • Mediating Post-Socialist Femininities (Routledge 2015)

    This edited collection explores the role of popular media in transforming feminine and feminist identities and ideals in the post-socailist context. It was originially published as a special issue of the international journal Feminist Media Studies (vol. 15, issue 1).

  • Branding Post-Communist Nations: Marketizing National Identities in the "New" Europe (Routledge, 2011)

    This edited volume collects studies that examine the practices and discourses of nation branding in former communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to documenting various rebranding initiatives, these studies raise important questions about the political and cultural implications or such programs.

  • The contributions to this volume represent the first effort to look at 'fundamentalisms' and 'the media' together and address the resulting relations and interactions from critical perspectives of history, technology, geography, and practice. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/fundamentalisms-and-the-media-9781847061348/#sthash.C1LddGvq.dpuf

    Fundamentalisms and the Media (Bloomsbury 2009)

    This volume, co-edited with Stewart M. Hoover, examines various forms of fundamentalism and the media together. The contributions in this collection address the resulting relations and interactions from critical perspectives of history, technology, geography, and practice.

  • Selected Journal Articles

  • Kaneva, N. & Stanton, A. (2020). An alternative vision of statehood: Islamic State's ideological challenge to the nation-state, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, doi: 10.1080/1057610X.2020.1780030

    Kaneva, N. (2018). Simulation nations: Nation brands and Baudrillard's theory of media, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 21(5): 631-648.

    Kaneva, N. (2017). The branded national imagination and its limits: Insights from the post-socialist experience, Strategic Review for Southern Africa, 39(1): 116-138.

    • Reprinted in Spanish as “La imaginación nacional de marca y sus límites: Perspectivas desde la experiencia post-socialista” en Gisela Cánepa Koch & Felix Lossio Chavez (editores)(2019), La Nación Celebrada: marca país y ciudadanías en disputa, Lima, Perú: Universidad del Pacífico: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, pp. 43-66.

    Kaneva, N. & Klemmer, A. (2017). The rise of brandidates? A cultural perspective on political candidate brands in postmodern consumer democracies, Journal of Customer Behavior, 15(3): 299-313.

    Kaneva, N. & Ibroscheva, E. (2015). Pin-ups, strippers, and centerfolds: Gendered mediation and post-socialist political culture, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 18(2): 224-241.

    Kaneva, N. & Popescu, D. (2014). “We are Romanian, not Roma”: Nation branding and post-socialist discourses of alterity, Communication, Culture and Critique, 7(4): 506-523.

    Kaneva, N. (2011). Nation branding: Toward and agenda for critical research, International Journal of Communication, 5(1), 117-141.

    • Reprinted in Chinese as "Nation branding: Toward and agenda for critical research," in Fan Hong & Hu Yu (Eds.)(2018), Nation Image: The Belt and Road Initiative and Nation Branding, Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press, pp.157-179.
  • Contact Information

  • The contributions to this volume represent the first effort to look at 'fundamentalisms' and 'the media' together and address the resulting relations and interactions from critical perspectives of history, technology, geography, and practice. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/fundamentalisms-and-the-media-9781847061348/#sthash.C1LddGvq.dpuf

    Email: nadia.kaneva@du.edu
    Office: (303) 871-4574
    Twitter: @nadiakaneva

     

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