Dr. Laurena Bernabo
About: Dr. Bernabo teaches undergrad courses in global and domestic media industries and representations. Her primary research focus is global television flows, with an emphasis on translation.
M.A., Communication Studies, University of Iowa
Research Interests and Activities
Abstract: When television programs are translated for global audiences, languages are changed, but so too are constructions of diverse identities. Characters who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) undergo transformations in order to be intelligible outside of their original national contexts; such transformations might reinforce these characters’ difference or eliminate it, effectively whitewashing […]Read More
Dr. Bernabo’s teaching specialties include global media flows, productions and industries; U.S. media industries; and mediated representations of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and other forms of identity.
Awards and Fellowships
- Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article Award, 2020
- Cheris Kramerae Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2018
- Ballad & Seashore Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2017
- ICA’s Top Paper Award for Media Industry Studies Division, 2016