CRISTINA MISLÁN is an assistant professor of journalism studies in the Missouri School of Journalism, where she teaches courses in cross-cultural journalism, gender and media, qualitative research methods, and critical theory.
Mislán’s research focuses on media activism, social movements and media representation. She draws on critical/cultural studies to examine the ways race, gender and class struggles shape alternative forms of media. Her research also takes a transnational approach to studying how activists have employed media (both past and contemporary) for advocating social and political causes. Some of her current work also examines media representation, particularly as it relates to race and gender identities.
Mislán has published in several journals, including Journalism Studies, Celebrity Studies and Feminist Media Studies. 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.
- 2016 J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for the Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic at the American Journalism Historians Association.
- 2016 Honorable Mention for Top Paper Award at the American Journalism Historians Association.
- 2016 Third Place Faculty Award for the Critical/Cultural Studies Division at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
- 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.
- Mislan, C. and Dache-Gerbino, A. (Accepted). “Not a Twitter Revolution: Anti-Neoliberal and Anti-Racist Resistance in the Ferguson Movement.” International Journal of Communication.
- Mislan, C., and Ashley, R. (Forthcoming). “Black(er)face and Post-Racialism: Employing Racial Difference and ‘Progressive’ Primitivism Online.” Communication, Culture and Critique.
- Dache-Gerbino, A., Haywood, J.M., and Mislan, C. (Forthcoming). “A Badge of Honor Not Shame: An AfroLatinx Theory of Black-imiento for U.S. Higher Education Research.” Journal of Negro Education.
- Dache-Gerbino, A., Haywood, J.M., and Mislan, C. (Forthcoming). A Badge of Honor Not Shame: An AfroLatinx Theory of Black-imiento for U.S. Higher Education Research. Journal of Negro Education.
- Mislan, C., Grant, Rachel, and Broussard, J. (2017). ‘Larger than Life’: Celebrity Journalism, Gender and Black Politics in Fay M. Jackson’s Hollywood Adventures, 1933-1935. Celebrity Studies.
- Mislan, C. (2016). “The Imperial ‘We’: Struggling for Nationhood, Citizenship, and Global War in Claudia Jones’ Weekly Review Editorials, 1938-1943.” Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/1464884916664109.
- Mislan, C. (2016). “Claudia Jones Speaks to ‘Half the World’: Gendering Cold War Politics in the Daily Worker, 1950-1953.” Feminist Media Studies, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2016.1178657.
- 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.