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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

David Moscowitz, Ph.D.

Title: Mass Communications Sequence Head
Senior Instructor
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 314
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Personal website


B.A., English, Indiana University
M.A., Speech Communication, Miami University (OH)
Ph.D., Communication and Culture, Indiana University


Dr. David Moscowitz studies cultural identity and ideology in media and is the author of A Culture of Tough Jews: Rhetorical Regeneration and the Politics of Identity.


Dr. David Moscowitz teaches classes in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications as well as in the College of Arts and Sciences. He teaches courses in media and society, mass media criticism, minorities and women in media, and the capstone portfolio course for mass communications majors. He also has conducted a Maymester in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution.


His research studies how media representations position cultural identities and social anxieties with particular attention on issues involving gender and intercultural/transnational representation. The International Communication Association has recognized his work with top paper honors, and he serves on the editorial board for Critical Studies in Media Communication. He is a past grant recipient from The Humanities Council of South Carolina, an NEH partner, and has juried at numerous film festival competitions.

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