Heidi Mau, Ph.D., M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Communications; Faculty Advisor - Albright Arts Magazine
Ph.D., Temple University
M.F.A., Temple University
B.S., William James College of Grand Valley State University
Areas of Expertise
- Media & communication
- Memory studies
- Technology & culture
- Visual communication
- Gender & sexuality studies
- Media and popular culture
Areas of Research
Selected Publications and Scholarly Presentations
Mau, H. & Nicholas, C. L. (2020). “Authenticity” in Popular Electronic Music: The Ladytron Narrative. Journal of Popular Music Studies. 32(1), pp. 106-122. DOI: 10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.106
Nicholas, C. L. & Mau, H. (2019). Where to from here? Blue passports, family, career – and Donald Trump. Journal of Lesbian Studies. 23(1), pp. 113-139. DOI:10.1080/10894160.2018.1504533
Mau, H. & Nicholas, C. L. (2019, May). “MH370 and Malaysian media memory.” Global Communication Association Conference. Athens, Greece.
Mau, H. (2019, April). “Always be Earpin’: Fan leadership in the Wynonna Earp fandom.” Popular Culture Association National Conference, Washington, D.C.
Mau, H. (2019, April). “Falling into the fandom: Engaging qualitative research methods for the study of television entertainment and fan culture.” Panel: The community we build while we watch, listen, and read – methodological insights on participatory fandom research. Academic Lab – Clexacon, Las Vegas, NV.
Mau, H. (2019, March). “Milk (2008) comes to town and Harvey goes to Washington.” Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, New York, NY.
English, C. & Mau, H. (2018, May). “Roller Derby Till I Die and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling: Women and Sports in Reality Television & Scripted Reality Entertainment.” 46th Annual North American Society for Sport History Conference, Winnipeg, Canada.
Mau, H. (2018, March). “Tragedy Strikes and Legacy Begins: The Role of Local Journalism in the Public Memory of Harvey Milk.” Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference. New York, NY.
Mau, H. & Nicholas, C. L. (2016). Virtual life after ‘game over’ / Living in post-narrative play. In C.A. DeCoursey and D.A. Gui (Eds.) Games, leadership and learning in virtual communities (pp. 69-89). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
COM 250 Media & Society
COM 260 Communication Theories
COM 283 Special Topic: Media & Fan Culture
COM 480 Seminar in Communication Research
DIG 265 Digital Literacy
DIG 270 Digital Illustration & Design
DIG 325 Visual Design for Web
DIG 370 Design II
Student Research Collaborations
2020: Jacob Gragg