Cristina Mislán

Assistant Professor

209 Lee Hills Hall
Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211-1200


CRISTINA MISLÁN is an assistant professor of journalism studies in the Missouri School of Journalism, where she teaches courses in qualitative research methods and cross-cultural journalism.

Mislán’s research draws on critical/cultural and transnational theories to study the role race, class, and gender play in shaping alternative news media. She also examines the relationship between globalization, transnationalism, and media activism to study how activists use media (both past and contemporary) for advocating social and political causes. Mislán also conducts research regarding pedagogy and technology, with a focus on the role of technology in facilitating civic engagement and critical thinking in classroom learning environments. Much of her work employs historical and textual analyses as well as other qualitative methodologies.

Mislán has published in several journals, including Journalism History and the Howard Journal of Communications. Her research has won a number of awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA).

Mislán holds bachelor’s degree in English and psychology as well as a master’s degree in journalism from Louisiana State University. She received her doctoral degree in media studies with a minor in Latin American Graduate Studies at Pennsylvania State University.


  • 2013 Honorable Mention for Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic/American Journalism Historians Association.
  • 2013 Top Student Paper Award for the International Communication Division/Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • 2011 Honorable Mention for Outstanding Student Paper/American Journalism Historians Association.
  • 2010 Third Place Student Paper for the Minorities and Communications Division/Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • 2009 J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for the Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic/American Journalism Historian’s Association.

Refereed Publications

  • Mislan, C. (Forthcoming). “In the Spirit of ’76 Venceremos!”: Nationalizing and Transnationalizing Self-Defense on Radio Free Dixie. American Journalism.
  • Mislan, C. (2015). On Writing in Exile: Absolving and Implicating Cuba and China in Robert F. Williams’ Crusader. Journalism Studies, 1-17.
  • Mislan, C. (2014). From Latin America to Africa: Defining the “World Revolution” in the Black Panther Newspaper. Howard Journal of Communications 25 (2), 211-230.
  • Mislan, C. (2013). An “Obedient Servant”: Internationalizing and Capitalizing on Blackness in Marcus Garvey’s Negro World. Journalism History 39, 115-125.
  • Elavsky, C.M., Mislan, C., & Elavsky, S. (2011). When Saying Less Is More: Exploring Outcomes of Twitter Usage in the Large-Lecture Hall. Learning, Media and Technology 36, 215-233.

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