Dr. Vivian Martin

Department Chair

Journalism

Contact Information

Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 41706

Phone: 860-832-2776

Email: MartinV@ccsu.edu

Office Hours

Mon: 1:00-4:30pm

Tues: 12:00-1:30pm

Wed: 1:00-4:30pm

Thur: 12:00-1:30pm

Or by appointment

Prior to becoming a professor, I worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance magazine writer and, in the late 1990s, for companies on that then-foreign place called the World Wide Web. As a reporter I worked for The Hartford Courant and Connecticut Law Tribune, covering issues ranging from city housing to business. As a freelance magazine writer, my work has appeared in magazines as different as Black Enterprise, Women’s World and Scientific American. From 1997 to 2003, I wrote a biweekly op-ed column for The Hartford Courant, a number of which were published in newspapers around the country. My book publishing includes writing mass market (Astrocycles), scholarly book chapters, and co-editing a book on research methodology, Grounded Theory: The Philosophy, Method, and Work of Barney Glaser(co-editor, Astrid Gynnild). I was cofounding editor of Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication. Among my current projects is a book that is part memoir, social history and critique as it maps the reconfiguration of racial attitudes from the 1960s through Obama.

Education

Ph.D. Union Institute and University, 2004


Teaching, 2014-2015

Fall

JRN370 Today’s News in Context
JRN 384 Journalism History

Spring

JRN371 Reporting Cultural Diversity
JRN450 Journalism Studies Abroad: British Media Culture: News, Fashion, Sports, Design.

 

Research list

  • News Reception
  • Journalism and Public Discourse
  • American Cultural Politics
  • Grounded Theory Methodology and Qualitative Methodologies