Heidi Mau, Ph.D., M.F.A. – Albright College

Heidi Mau, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Heidi Mau, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Communications; Faculty Advisor - Albright Arts Magazine
Masters 110

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.

Courses Taught

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

Professional Activities

Student Research Collaborations

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