Dr. James Castonguay has been with the Department of Communication and Media Studies
since 1999. He has been interviewed, quoted or had his research mentioned in media
outlets like the New Yorker, Business Week, Broadcasting & Cable, Wall Street
Journal, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Boston Herald, the St. Petersburg
Times, the Connecticut Post, Editor & Publisher, the Reuters and Xinhau news
services, as well as CNN, Fox News, and the BBC. 

Dr. Castonguay serves on the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Educational Services
Foundation, and is the Treasurer of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the leading
international academic organization devoted to the study of film and media. Dr.
Castonguay is a contributing writer to the human rights magazine, Witness, and was on the
Communication Studies and Film and Video Studies faculty at the University of Michigan
before joining Sacred Heart. He served as the CMS Department Coordinator and Chair for
over a decade, and currently is the Director of the CMS graduate programs in corporate
communication, public relations, journalism, broadcasting, film and digital media. 

Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee B.A., Clark University 

Honors & Awards: He is a recipient of Sacred Heart University's "Final
Four" Teaching Award. In 2010, Dr. Castonguay received the University College
Faculty Award from SHU’s part-time students. 

Publications: He has published academic articles in American Quarterly, Cinema Journal,
Global-e, the Velvet Light Trap, Discourse, the Hitchcock Annual, and Bad Subjects; the
anthologies Glamour in a Golden Age: Movie Stars of the 1930s, Hollywood and War: The
Film Reader, Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the “War on Terror,”
Nothing That Is: Millennial Cinema and the Blair Witch Controversies, Truth Claims:
Representation and Human Rights, and Headline Hollywood: A Century of Film Scandal; and
several encyclopedias. 

Contributions to Books

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Myrna Loy and William Powell: The Perfect Screen Couple, Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2011)

This essay examines Loy's and Powell's careers and phenomenal popularity during a tumultuous decade, beginning...

 

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Intermedia and the War on Terror, Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2006)
 

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The Political Economy of the Indie Blockbuster: Fandom, Intermediality, and The Blair Witch Project, Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2004)

The primary focus of this chapter is on what could be broadly described as The...

 

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Hollywood Goes to Washington: Scandal, Politics, and Contemporary Media Culture, Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2001)

Hollywood has long been associated with scandal--with covering it up, with managing its effects, and,...

 

Articles

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Asta the Screwball Dog: Gender, Class, and Hollywood's Canine Sidekick (with Sara Ross), Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2014)
 

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Global Media, Communication Technology, and the War on Terror, Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2008)

From the telegraph, radio, film, and television to the Internet and mobile satellite networks, media...

 

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The Spanish-American War in United States Media Culture, Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2006)
 

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Conglomeration, New Media, and the Cultural Production of The "War on Terror", Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2004)

Comments on the role of the mass media in promoting the war on terrorism launched...

 

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Representing Bosnia: Human Rights Claims and Global Media Culture, Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2002)
 

Book Reviews

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Scott, Ian. American Politics in Hollywood Film (Book Review), Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2012)

Book review by James Castonguay.

Scott, Ian. American Politics in Hollywood Film. 2nd ed. Edinburgh:...

 

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Seen Through the Media: The Persian Gulf War (Book Review), Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (1994)

Book review by James Castonguay.

Jeffords, Susan and Lauren Rabinovitz, eds. Seeing Through the Media:...

 

Popular Press

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Faculty Share Views on Importance of Creative Thinking in the Workplace, Sacred Heart University News Story (2014)

University Commons was filled with students eager to gain insights from “Creativity In The Workplace:...

 

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University College Presents Faculty Awards, Sacred Heart University News Story (2011)

Dr. James Castonguay was honored for going “above and beyond” his expected duties as a...