Azeta Hatef

115 Carnegie Building

State College, PA 16801

azeta@psu.edu

 

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Mass Communications                                                  Expected May 2019

The Pennsylvania State University

Dissertation: Alternative spaces of engagement: 

Constructing meaning through traditional and social

media among Roma in the Czech Republic

Committee: Dr. Matthew P. McAllister, Dr. Yael Warshel,

Dr. Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Dr. Matthew Jordan

 

Master of Arts, Media Studies, Syracuse University                                          December 2014 

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Thesis: From under the veil to under the knife:

Women, global beauty, and cosmetic surgery in Afghanistan

Advisor: Dr. Carol M. Liebler (Chair), Dr. Carla Lloyd, Dr. Natalie Koch

                                               

Bachelor of Arts, Media Studies                                                                                 May 2010

University of California, Berkeley

 

Awards

Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award                          2016 – 2017

University-wide award recognizing excellence in teaching

 

Top paper award, Kalan, M., Hatef, A., Fers, C. “The Fact is I’m Gay.”                          2013

Coming Out as a Public Figure. Mid-Winter Association for Education Mass

Communication and Journalism conference, Commission on the Status of Women

Division, Norman, OK.

 

First place, Berkeley Mobile International Collaborative Competition                                  2008

 

 

Journal Articles

Hatef, A. (2017). From under the veil to under the knife: Women, global beauty, and cosmetic surgery in Afghanistan. Feminist Media Studies. Advance online publication. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14680777.2017.1359200

Hatef, A. & Luqiu, L. R. (2017). Where does Afghanistan fit in China’s grand project? A content analysis of Afghan and Chinese news coverage of the One Belt, One Road initiative. International Communication Gazette. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748048517747495

Liebler, C., Hatef, A., Munno, G. (2016). Domestic violence as entertainment: Gender, role congruity and reality television. Media Report to Women. 44 (1), 6-11 & 18-19.  

 

Journal Articles Under Review

Hatef, A. (Under review) Out of place: Seeking change through social media, art, and activism. Journal name omitted for peer-review purposes.

Hatef, A. & Luqiu, L. R. (Under review) Understanding terror, morality, and civil society through Afghan women’s bodies: Comparison of media representations of Afghan women in US, Afghan, and Chinese media. Journal name omitted for peer-review purposes.

 

Book Chapter

McAllister, M. P., & Hatef, A. (2018). Just how commercialized is children’s culture. In N. A. Jennings & S. R. Mazzarella (Eds.), 20 questions about youth & the media (2nd ed.) (pp. 185-195). New York: Peter Lang.

 

Book Reviews

Hatef, A. (2016). Review of Heather Savigny and Helen Warner, The politics of being a woman: Feminism, media and 21st Century popular culture, in Feminist Media Studies, 16 (4), 750-751.

Hatef, A. (2016). Review of Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst, Surface imaginations: Cosmetic surgery, photography, and skin, in Women’s Studies International Forum. Vol. 55 (p. 47-48).

 

Conference Papers

Hatef, A., & Luqiu, L. R. (2018). Orientalism, gender, and media representation: A textual analysis of Afghan women in US, Afghan, and Chinese media. Presented at the 2018 International Communication Association conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

Hatef, A., (2018). Examining the construction of Roma identity, voice, and representation. International Communication Association (Pre-conference organizer), Brno, Czech Republic.

Hatef, A., & Luqiu, L. R. (2016). One belt, one road: Where does Afghanistan fit in China’s grand project? Presented at the 2016 Global Fusion conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Berberick, S., & Hatef, A. (2016) Critical race pedagogy in graduate-led communications classrooms. Presented at the 2016 Union for Democratic Communications conference, Detroit, MI, USA.

Hatef, A., & Cooke, T. (2016). From Radio Shariat to Afghan Star: Afghanistan’s transitional media system. Presented at the 2016 International Association for Media and Communication Research conference, Leicester, United Kingdom.

Hatef, A. (2016). “The most feminist show on television”: A feminist analysis of British crime drama "The Fall." Presented at the 2016 International Association for Media and Communication Research conference, Leicester, United Kingdom.

Hatef, A. (2016). Social media as spaces of resistance for Afghan women. Presented at the 2016 International Communication Association conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Hatef, A., & Aupperle, A. (2016). Everyone’s replaceable: Motherhood and the commodification of childhood in Lifetime’s Dance Moms. Presented at the 2016 Popular Culture Association conference, Seattle, WA, USA.

Hatef, A. (2016). The post-feminist politics of the global cosmetic surgery industry. Presented at the 2016 Pennsylvania State University’s Women’s Studies Graduate Organization conference, State College, PA, USA.

Hatef, A. (2015) From under the veil to under the knife: Women, global beauty, and cosmetic surgery in Afghanistan. Presented at the 2015 International Association for Media and Communication Research conference, Montreal, Canada. 

Liebler, C., Hatef, A., & Munno, G. (2014). Domestic violence as entertainment: Gender, role congruity and reality television. Presented at the 2014 Association for Education in Mass Communication and Journalism conference, Montreal, Canada.

Hatef, A., Liebler, C., & Munno, G. (2013). “It's Not Your Fault, You Didn't Recognize Me”: Acceptability of Domestic Violence on Reality TV. Presented at the 2013 National conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Hatef, A., & Kendrat, S. (2013). “Am I pretty?” YouTube Answers. Presented at the 2013 Association for Education Mass Communication and Journalism conference, Washington, D.C.  Also presented at the 2013 Mid-Winter Association for Education in Mass Communication and Journalism conference, Norman, OK, USA.

Kalan, M., Hatef, A., & Fers, C. (2013). “The Fact is I’m Gay.” Coming Out as a Public Figure. Presented at the 2013 Association for Education Mass Communication and Journalism conference, Washington, D.C. Also presented at the 2013 Mid-Winter Association for Education in Mass Communication and Journalism conference, Norman, OK, USA. Highlighted in the Commission on the Status of Women Newsletter

 

Research Experience

Research Assistant                                                                                      August 2012- May 2014

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

Served as a research assistant to Dr. Carol M. Liebler on various research

projects, which were presented at national conferences and published.

 

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record

Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

International Mass Communications, COMM 410, Fall 2018

Upper-level international communications course focusing on political economy, U.S. foreign policy, war and media, global advertising and consumer culture, global health communication, and global music, television, and film industries.

o   Enrollment: 50

 

Instructor of Record

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

International Mass Communications, COMM 410, Summers 2017, 2018, Online course

Independent teaching of COMM 410 online course: Upper-level international communications course focusing on political economy, U.S. foreign policy, war and media, global advertising and consumer culture, global health communication, and global music, television, and film industries.

o   Enrollment: 32 - 40

 

Instructor of Record

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

World Media Systems, COMM 419, Fall 2015; Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Course development and independent teaching of COMM 419: Upper-level comparative international communications course focusing on global media structures, including globalization, media regulation, financing, flow, accessibility, global news reporting, and media imperialism.

o   Enrollment: 30-50

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Embedded Travel Program

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

World Media Systems Honors, COMM 419H, Spring 2016

-       Served as graduate assistant for embedded travel program to the Czech Republic. Duties included supervision of undergraduate students and providing support to students while traveling.

o   Enrollment: 15

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

The Mass Media and Society, COMM 100, Spring 2016

-       Teaching Assistant to Professor Michelle Rodino-Colocino. COMM 100: Introductory communication course focusing on social influences, including economics, politics, technology, law and culture that shape media messages.

o   Enrollment: 300

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

The Art of Cinema, COMM 150, Spring 2015

-       Teaching Assistant to Professor Kevin Hagopian. COMM 150: Introductory cinema studies course focusing on the emergence of cinema as an institution, global dominance of Hollywood, American film industry organization, including production, distribution, exhibition, vertical integration, the studio system.

o   Enrollment: 300

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

The Mass Media and Society, COMM 100, Fall 2014

-       Teaching Assistant to Professor Matt McAllister. COMM 100: Introductory communication course focusing on social influences, including economics, politics, technology, law and culture that shape media messages.

o   Enrollment: 300

 

Guest Lectures

Master’s Proseminar in Mass Communications, COMM 515, 2018

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

 

World Media System, COMM 419, 2015

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

 

Gender, Diversity and the Media, COMM 205, 2015

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

 

Political Economy of Communications, COMM 405, 2015

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

 

Cultural Aspects of the Mass Media, COMM 411, 2015

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

 

International Media Communications, COMM 410, 2015

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

 

Advertising Research and Planning: A Case Study Approach, COM 509, 2014

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

 

Media and Diversity, COM 344 Beauty Ideals, 2014

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

 

Media and Diversity, COM 344 Beauty Ideals, 2013

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

 

 

Grants & Funding

J. William Fulbright Scholarship for Study/Research ($13,200)                                 2017 – 2018

Don Davis Program in Ethical Leadership Research Grant ($4,000)                                      2018

Don Davis Program in Ethical Leadership Research Grant ($2,000)                                      2016

Marlowe Froke Graduate Scholarship ($980)                                                             2015 – 2016

 

Certificates & Seminars

 Central European University Summer Program: Romani Identities                            July 2018

and Antigypsyism Certificate of Completion

Budapest, Hungary

 

European Fulbright Diversity Initiative                                                                       May 2018

Participant in the European Roundtable Workshop

Forum on the role of diversity in the Fulbright program

Berlin, Germany

 

EU-US Young Leaders Seminar                                                                                 April 2018

Selected by the Czech Fulbright Commission and Board to participate in

the 2018 European Union and United States Young Leaders seminar.

Exploring technological advancements, changes in societal norms, the

evolution of education, and other topics related to “The future of work.”

Brussels, Belgium

 

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence Certificate                                                 May 2016

 

Certificate of Recognition, Thesis in Feminist Studies                                                May 2014

Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

 

Certificate of Advanced Study in Women and Gender Studies                                   May 2014

Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

 

 

Academic Service

Communication Scholars for the Advancement of Media Literacy                             Spring 2017

Volunteer for the Media Literacy Jamboree — An Event for Girls Grades 6th-8th

State College, PA

 

Being Muslim in a Trump America                                                                             Spring 2017

Invited Panelist on the Vilification of Muslims in Media Panel

Penn State University, State College, PA

 

Academic Integrity Committee                                                                                    2016-2017

Member

Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

 

Graduate Students in Communications (GSIC)                                                          2015- 2016

President

Panel Moderator “Partnering for change: Bridging academia with industry” 2016

Panel Moderator “Graduate Student Research”                                                           2016

Panel Moderator “How to Build a CV”                                                                      2015

Vice President                                                                                                             2014-2015

 

Cal Organization of Media Studies                                                                             2009- 2010

Director of Professional Events

 

Media Reviews

Reviewer, Sociální Studia, Czech Social Studies Journal                                            2018

Reviewer, Mediální Studia, Czech Media Studies Journal                                          2017

Reviewer, Public-Service Entries, The George Foster Peabody Awards                    Spring 2017

 

Languages 

English - Native

Dari - Fluent 

Czech - Basic