Nadia Kaneva

Associate Professor, Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies

  • Biographical Description

    • Nadia Kaneva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver.  She holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MA in Advertising from Syracuse University, and a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the American University in Bulgaria.

      Nadia's 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. Much of her research focuses on the cultural transformations of post-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

      At DU, Nadia teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in media theory and history, strategic communication, and branding.

      Before becoming a college professor, Nadia has worked in advertising and public relations in the United States and in her native country, Bulgaria.

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  • Research In Progress

    • Book: Media and the Making of Post-Communist Consumers

      This book will offer a cultural history of the emergence of consumer culture in post-socialist Europe.  The study places a special focus on the role of the media in introducing and legitimizing consumerist values and cultivating consumerist identities after the demise of communism. Different chapters will focus on the re-invention of national, political and gendered identities through a consumerist ideological lens.

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