Charles Soukup

Charles SoukupCharles Soukup’s research and teaching emphasize the role of technology and media in the formation of culture and community. His research has examined virtual communities on the World Wide Web, the discourses of film and television, and digital popular culture texts. His work has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media and Society, The Information Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Women’s Studies in Communication, Western Journal of Communication, and Southern Communication Journal. He is currently exploring the experience of mobile technologies (e.g., MP3 players, cell phones, notebook computers, and digital television) in the individual’s everyday life. He teaches courses concerning new media technologies, qualitative methods, intercultural communication, and persuasion. Further, Charles has developed research methods for postmodern experiences that blend aspects of ethnography, semiotics, rhetorical criticism, and phenomenology. Charles is also actively involved in the interfaith dialogue project with Prof. James Keaten.


  • Ph.D. 2000 University of Nebraska, Communication Studies
  • M.A. 1996 University of Northern Iowa, Communication Studies
  • B.A. 1994 Minnesota State University, Mankato, Communication Studies


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