Communication Studies Faculty
Doctoral Candidate, Political Science, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Emily Cury's research interests include Middle East politics, social movements, religion and politics, and identity politics. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation, which focuses on Muslim American identity construction. She is particularly interested in analyzing Muslim American political participation and integration into American society, as well as their political mobilization around foreign policy issues. Emily brings her love of politics, and of Middle East politics in particular, to her Communication and the Political World class.
In addition to her work in Emerson, Emily works in the Islam in the West Program at Harvard University, which is dedicated to producing research about Muslim minorities in Western societies and to contribute to the global conversation on Muslims in the West.
Faculty experts can comment on the upcoming 2013 Boston mayoral race as well as a range of political stories, including initial coverage and ongoing developments leading up to the Massachusetts gubernatorial race in November 2014.
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Dr. Richard West learned that his co-edited anthology ("Sourcebook of Family Communication"/Sage Publications) was selected as the Outstanding Book for the Family Communication Division. The Division, one of the largest units in the National Communication Association (NCA), selects a book each year that represents "exemplary scholarship" as it relates to the family and all of its various issues, themes, and challenges. The award will be presented at NCA"s annual convention in Washington D.C. in November. The book is co-edited with Lynn Turner (Marquette University), who, like West, is a past President of NCA.