Phone: (814) 332-2903
Office Location: VCCA 302
Year Sabbatical 2016-2017
Emily Chivers Yochim, Associate Professor in Communication Arts, has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies and Graduate Certification in Screen Arts and Cultures from the University of Michigan. She is an Allegheny alum who earned her B.A in Communication Arts in 2000.
Emily’s primary areas of interest include everyday media life, media ethnography, digital media, youth subcultures, labor, and affect. Her research explores how media are woven into everyday lives and communities, shaping mundane sensibilities of what is possible to be and become. Her most recent book, Mothering Through Precarity: Women’s Work and Digital Media, with Professor Julie Wilson, examines how working- and middle-class mothers negotiate the difficulties of twenty-first-century mothering through their everyday engagement with digital media. She is also the author of Skate Life: Re-imagining White Masculinity, winner of the Bonnie Ritter Book Award in Feminist/Women Studies in Communication, National Communication Association and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Outstanding Book Award. Emily has also published work in several journals, including Cultural Studies; Media, Culture, and Society; and Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.
Emily teaches a variety of courses on media, including Introduction to Critical Media Studies, Media & Cultural Theory, Digital and Screen Cultures, and Media Consumption. She also teaches courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.