Office: Davis Hall, 407
Croucher, S. M., Holody, K., Anarbaeva, S., Braziunaite, R., Oommen, D., Spencer, A., Garcia- Michael, V., Yoon, K., (in press 2012). Religion and the relationship between verbal aggressiveness and argumentativeness. Atlantic Journal of Communication.
Gajjala, V., Gajjala, R., Birzescu, A., & Anarbaeva, S. (2011).Microfinance in online space: A visual analysis of kiva.org. Development in Practice, 21:6, 880-893.
Croucher, S. M., Anarbaeva, S., Turner, J. S., Oommen, D., & Borton, I. (2010). A cross-cultural analysis of argumentativeness among self-identified Christians in France and Britain. Speaker & Gavel, 47, 16-27.
Croucher, S. M., Oommen, D., Borton, I., Turner, J. S., & Anarbaeva, S. (2010). The influence of religiosity and ethnic identification on media use among Muslims in France and Britain. Mass Communication and Society, 13.
Croucher, S. M., Oommen, D., Hicks, M. V., Holody, K. J., Anarbaeva, S., Yoon, Y., Spencer, A. T., Marsh, C., & Aljahli, A. I. (2010). The effects of self-construal and religiousness on argumentativeness: A cross-cultural analysis. Communication Studies, 61(2), 135-155.
Croucher, S. M., Turner, J. S., Anarbaeva, S., Oommen, D., & Borton, I. (2008). Ethnic identification and religiosity: An analysis of Muslims and non-Muslims in France and Britain. Journal of Communication and Religion, 31, 182-205.
Dr. Anarbaeva has taught courses in public speaking in organizations, intercultural communication, and speech communication. Her teaching has earned her an Outstanding Teaching Award at Central Michigan University.
Dr. Anarbaeva's research interests are communication apprehension, intercultural communication, online communities, race and ethnicity online, organizational culture and leadership communication, and the use of social media in organizations. Her dissertation titled "YouTubing Difference: Performing Identity in Online Do-It-Yourself Communities" examined the meaning-making practices and identity performance (gender, race, and ethnicity) of vloggers in a YouTube community.
Dr. Anarbaeva brings her passion for teaching and multi-cultural background into the classroom and her research. She presents papers based on her research at National and International conferences on a regular basis and has won several Top Paper awards.
Harrington School of Communication and Media Lecturer, Dr. Samara Anarbaeva, presents her paper exploring the construction of Second Life avatar's identity in terms of race, gender, and fashion.
Dr. McClure received the 2010 NCA Outstanding Article Award for "Kenneth Burke's Dramatic Form Criticism," coauthored with F. D. Anderson and A. King, in Rhetorical Criticism, edited by J. A. Kuypers.