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"Up to his ears in macaca: George Allen, YouTube, and the changing boundaries of political competence." 95th Annual National Communication Association Convention, November 12-15, 2009. (Chicago, IL)
"Free Parking: Parking lots, modernity, and the invisibility of necessity," in "Panel: Public Technology/Communicative Practice: Rethinking Utilities for Media Histories." International Communication Association 58th Annual Conference, May 22-26, 2008. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
"Intoonfadah: Humor, rationality, and the Muhammad cartoon controversy." NCA Conference: Rethinking the Role of Communication in a Post-9/11 World, June 28-30, 2007. (Orono, ME)
Dr. Munksgaard joined the Department of Communication Studies at URI as a Lecturer in 2011. He teaches undergraduate courses in intercultural communication, communication fundamentals, and the rhetoric of hate speech.
With over ten years of award-winning teaching experience, he has taught a wide variety of courses dealing with media, persuasion, religion, and intercultural communication. His research focuses primarily on the "dark side" of intercultural communication in the form of hate speech and antipathy, particularly online hate speech and Islamophobic rhetoric.
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.