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Hannah NoelDr. Hannah Noel

Assistant Professor, English/Communications

 

About Me

I teach courses in mass media, media and cultural studies, comparative ethnic studies, and racial theory. My courses focus on developing student writing and I encourage my students to think beyond “common sense” or traditional ways of thinking while promoting a bridge between theory and practice. I am an affiliate faculty in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Special Projects/Activities

At MCLA I am honored to serve as the Secretary of the faculty association; as an Internal Review Board member; a First Year Experience professor; as a Mellon Grant Faculty Fellow; Hartmann Co-Professor; Honors Program faculty member; and I am currently proposing and developing new curriculum to offer more diverse courses for students.

In addition, I am a reviews editor for Diálogo, an interdisciplinary Latino and Latin American Studies peer-reviewed journal, published by University of Texas Press. I am a member of the American Studies Association and the Latina/o Studies Association and present my scholarship annually at conferences.

Research/Creative Interests

My research interests include media and cultural studies, race, ethnicity, new racism, and immigration. My current book project, Deflective Whiteness: White Identity Politics in a Post-Race Era, is under contract with The Ohio State University Press for inclusion in their Race and Mediated Culture series.

Publications

“Deflective Whiteness: White Rhetoric and Racial Fabrication.” Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies. Volume 5, Number 2, Fall 2018. (Forthcoming)

 “Imagining Postville: National Public Radio and the Discourse of Latina/o Representation.” The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media. Edited by María Elena Cepeda and Dolores Inés Casillas. New York: Routledge Press, 2017.

 “Branding Guilt: American Apparel Inc. and Latina Labor in Los Angeles.” Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary Journal Published by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University. Special Issue: Reframing Immigration in the Américas. Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 2015.


Conference Participation

"Deflective Whiteness: Latinxs and Racial Fabrication." Latinx Studies Association, Washington, DC. 2018

“Where have we been? Where are we going? Understanding the Rise of Trumpism, the Alt-Right, and Developing Strategies of Dissent.” American Studies Association. November 9-12, Chicago. 2017

“Obama’s Immigration Legacy: Representations of Belonging and the Criminalization of the Undocumented.” American Studies Association, Denver, Colorado. 2016

“Straight Shooting: Colorblindness, Latinos, and the Representation of Post-9/11 Political Correctness.” Latina/o Studies Association, Pasadena, California. 2016

Contact Information

Hannah.Noel@mcla.edu

Office: Mark Hopkins 104A

413.662.5356

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2014

M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010

B.A. with Honors, cum laude, Williams College, 2008

 

Courses Taught

ENGL 150: College Writing II, Fall 2017/Spring 2018

ENGL 250, Introduction to Literature, Fall 2016

ENGL 210: Essentials of Film, Spring 2018

ENGL 211: Introduction to Mass Media, Fall 2018

ENGL 490: Senior Seminar, Media and Immigration, Spring 2018