Michaela Meyer - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Michaela D.E. Meyer

Honors Program - Department of Communication

Michaela Smithson


Luter Hall 268
(757) 594-7214


  • Ph D in Communication, Ohio University
  • MS in Journalism, Ohio University
  • Ph B in International Studies, Miami University


Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender & Sexuality, Interpersonal Communication


Critical Media Studies, LGBTQ Issues, Television & Film, Emerging Adulthood, Relational Aggression, Narrative and Autoethnographic Approaches


Professor, Pop Culture Aficionado, Amateur Ceramicist, Karaoke Enthusiast

Selected Accomplishments

  • Ethnography Division Best Book Chapter Award for 2016, National Communication Association. (2016)
  • CNU Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching Student Writing, CNU Writing Council. (2014)
  • Randy Majors Memorial Award, National Communication Association. (2013)
  • NCA Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns’ Lambda Award, National Communication Association. (2011)
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). Making Out of Reach Homes Reachable: The Neoliberal Politics and Ideologies of Home Ownership in Fixer Upper. Texas Speech Communication Journal. Volume, 44. Pages, 32-43.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). Black Panther, Erasure and Intersectional Representation in Popular Culture. Review of Communication. Volume, 18. Issue, 3. Pages, 236-243.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). When a Television Series Misses the Mark: Identity Politics, Whiteness and Televisual Representations in Off the Map. Pennsylvania Communication Annual. Volume, 75. Issue, 2. Pages, 55-70.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). Paradoxically for the People: Television Showrunning, Artistic Signatures and Auteurs in Shondaland. Carolinas Communication Annual. Volume, 35. Pages, 48-62.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2018). Soundtracking ShondalandTelevisual identity mapped through music. Rutger's University Press. Pages, 79-97.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2018). Adventures in Shondaland: Identity Politics and the Power of Representation. Rutger's University Press. Pages, 278.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2018). The Good Wife’s Fatalistic Feminism: Televised Feminist Failures in Work/Life Balance, Romance, and Feminist Alliances. Peter Lang. Pages, 205-222.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). The paradox of time post-pregnancy loss: Three things not to say when communicating social support. Health Communication. Volume, 31. Pages, 1426-1429.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). Living the romance through Castle: Exploring autoethnography, popular culture and romantic television narratives. The Popular Culture Studies Journal. Volume, 3. Issue, 2. Pages, 245-269.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). The “Other” woman in contemporary television drama: Analyzing intersectional representation on Bones. Sexuality and Culture. Volume, 19. Issue, 900-915.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2015). A Tale of Two Pregnancies: Reproductive Time, Identity and Interpersonal Relationships Post-Pregnancy Loss. Peter Lang’s Health Communication Series edited by Gary Kreps. Pages, 135-150.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Identity Management in Interpersonal Relationships: Contextualizing Communication as Central to Research on Emerging Adulthood. Emerging Adulthood. Volume, 2. Issue, 4. Pages, 243-245.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Sibling communication in emerging adulthood: Young women’s articulations of relationships, identity and conflict. Carolinas Communication Annual. Volume, 30. Pages, 81-94.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). The walking (gendered) dead: A feminist rhetorical critique of zombie apocalypse television narrative.. Ohio Communication Journal. Volume, 52.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Relational aggression on film: An intersectional analysis of Mean Girls.. The Popular Culture Studies Journal. Volume, 2. Pages, 5-34.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). The fantasy of Sex and the City: A postcolonial critique of the romantic imaginary, consumerism and globalization. Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Volume, 43. Pages, 425-439.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2013). Emerging Adult Usage of Social Networks as Sites of Activism: A Critical Examination of the TOMS and TWLOHA Movements.. Ohio Communication Journal. Volume, 51. Pages, 53-77.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2013). Media, sexuality and identity: Thoughts on the role text, audience and production play in cultural discourse.. Sexuality and Culture. Volume, 17. Issue, 3. Pages, 379-383.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2013). Sexuality and teen television: Emerging adults respond to representations of queer identity on Glee.. Sexuality and Culture. Volume, 17. Issue, 3. Pages, 434-448.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2013). Slashing Smallville: The interplay of text, audience and production on viewer interpretations of homoeroticism.. Sexuality and Culture. Volume, 17. Issue, 3. Pages, 476-493.
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