Christina Knopf

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Christina Knopf
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Assistant Professor
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SUNY Cortland
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Christina Knopf is an assistant professor in Communication and Media Studies at SUNY Cortland. She earned her PhD from the University at Albany in 2005, concentrating in political communication and cultural sociology. She also holds an MA from U. Albany (2001) in political communication and a BA in public relations, with a minor in journalism, from SUNY New Paltz (2000). Her teaching focuses on rhetoric and public address and her scholarship is concerned with the intersections of popular culture and politics, including banal militarism and politainment. Dr. Knopf is the author of The Comic Art of War: A Critical Study of Military Cartoons, 1805-2014 (McFarland, 2015). Her writing also appears in Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory (Rutgers University Press, 2018), Working Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics (University Press of Mississippi, 2018), The 10 Cent War: Comic Books, Propaganda, and World War II (University Press of Mississippi, 2017), The Laughing Dead: The Comedy-Horror Film from Bride of Frankenstein to Zombieland (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), The X-Men Films: A Cultural Analysis (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Horrors of War: The Undead on the Battlefield (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), The Rhetoric of American Exceptionalism: Critical Essays (McFarland Press, 2011), What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God: Religious Communication in Democratic Party Politics (Lexington, 2010), nano: New American Notes Online, Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review, and The Air and Space Power Journal-Africa & Francophonie. From 2006 to 2017, Dr. Knopf taught in the department of English & Communication at SUNY Potsdam.


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