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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 identities in various contexts. She is particularly interested in critical perspectives on consumer culture. 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, public relations, and advertising.
Prior to becoming a college professor, Nadia has worked in advertising and public relations both in the United States and in her native country, Bulgaria.
I'm guest-editing a special issue of the journal Feminist Media Studies, titled "Mediating Post-Socialist Femininities." The issue will be published in February 2015.
This book will offer a cultural history of the emergence of consumer culture in post-socialist Europe. The study will place a special focus on the role of the media in legitimizing consumerist values and cultivating consumerist identities after the demise of communism.
Kaneva, N. (Ed.) (2011/2014). Branding Post-Communist Nations: Marketizing National Identities in the "New" Europe. New York/London: Routledge.
This edited volume, originally published in 2011, is being re-released in paperback in March, 2014. Read more about the book, order a copy, or recommend it to your librarian from the publisher's website.
You can download the introductory chapter here.
Hoover, S. & Kaneva, N. (Eds.) (2009). Fundamentalisms and the Media. New York/London: Continuum.
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