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.
Before becoming a college professor, Nadia has worked in advertising and public relations in the United States and in her native country, Bulgaria.
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.
This edited collection explores the role media play in transforming feminine and feminist identities and ideals in the post-socailist context. it was originially published in January 2015 as a special issue of the international journal Feminist Media Studies (vol. 15, issue 1).
This volume collects studies that examine the practices and discourses of nation branding undertaken in former communist countries. In addition to documenting various rebranding initiatives, the studies raise important questions about the political and cultural implications or such programs.
The contributions to this volume look at various 'fundamentalisms' and 'the media' together and address the resulting relations and interactions from critical perspectives of history, technology, geography, and practice.