Communication Studies Faculty
M. Chloe Mulderig
M. Chloe Mulderig is a cultural anthropologist focusing on localized sources of political and religious authority in the Islamic world. She has conducted long-term ethnographic research in Morocco among young Muslim women, and is currently writing her dissertation on young women's subjectivities, religious experimentation, and hypocrisy in Fes, Morocco. She has also written extensively on the Arab Spring both in Morocco and throughout the region, focusing on youth dissatisfaction and monarchical power.
Mulderig won the Wesbrook Prize for best undergraduate anthropological thesis at Dartmouth College for her work in Fes under Dr. Dale Eickelman. She has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from various organizations including the Mellon Foundation, the International Institute for Education (Fulbright-Hays DDRA), and the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University. While in graduate school, she has served as a Teaching Assistant in both cultural and biological anthropology and has also taught her own courses on gender, Islamic culture, and Muslim politics. She has also served as a full-time adjunct at Emerson College, teaching courses in gender, Islamic history, Islamic ethics, youth protest, and international women's literature. She has published in peer-reviewed journals in anthropology and public policy, and presents regularly at major disciplinary conferences, particularly in relation to the Arab Spring.
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Rich West, Professor, 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.