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Phillip Chidester

Associate Professor
School of Communication
Fell Hall - FEL 465
  • About
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Current Courses

400.008Independent Study

320.002Mass Media: Cultural Criticism And Problems

422.002Proseminar in Communication Philosophy and Theory

422.003Proseminar in Communication Philosophy and Theory

360.001Mass Media: Theory and Effects

Ph D Communication Studies

University of Kansas

MA Communication Studies

University of Kansas

BA Communication

Southern Utah University
Cedar City

Outstanding Reviewer Award

Critical/Cultural Division, AEJMC

Book, Authored

Kristiansen, L., Blaney, J., Chidester, P., & Simonds, B. Screaming for change: Articulating a unifying philosophy of punk rock. Lexington Books (2009)

Book, Chapter

Chidester, P., & Baldwin, J. Shattering myths: Brazil's Tropicalia movement. Lauren Shaw (EDs), Song and social change in Latin America. Lexington (2013): 27-48.
Chidester, P. Telling a feature story: What happened?. John P. McHale (EDs), Crafting messages in a multimodal media environment: Readings on convergent writing. Kendall-Hunt (2013): 17-30.
Chidester, P. Farewell to the Chief: Fan identification and the sports mascot as postmodern image. A. C. Earnheardt, P. Haridakis, & B. Hugenberg (EDs), Sports, Fans, Identity, and Socialization: Exploring the Fandemonium. Lexington Books (2011)

Journal Article

Chidester, P. The simian that screamed “no!”: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the speculative as public memory.. Visual Communication Quarterly 22.1 (2015): 3-14.
Chidester, P. What a cartoon can teach us about race. Communication Currents 8.1 (2013)
Chidester, P. "Respect my authori-tah": South Park and the fragmentation/reification of whiteness. Critical Studies in Media Communication (2012)


: “It’s biology, bitch!”: The Kick-Ass franchise and the superheroine as Hollywood’s final frontier. U.S.-Brazil Colloquium on Communication Research. (2016)
"Keep it strapped": Lil Boosie, Stagger Lee, gangsta rap and authentic blackness as hypermasculinity. Annual Convention. Pop Culture Association of the South/American Culture Association of the South. (2014)
"You better redneckognize!": TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the American Dream and racial liminality in the politics of whiteness. Annual convention. Central States Communication Association. (2013)
Media framing and the midterm elections. Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association. (2011)
"To See Life as a Poem": Toward a mythology of music. Annual Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. (2011)

Grants & Contracts

Instructional Innovation Grant: SOC Book Club. Illinois State University, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Technology. Illinois State University. (2022)
University Teaching Grant: SOC EDI Learning Community Pilot. Illinois State University, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Technology. Illinois State University. (2022)