Melissa Aronczyk is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. She is also Secretary for the Popular Communication Division of the International Communication Association.
Her current research and teaching address issues related to media and political communication; relationships between culture and economy; promotional culture; and futures of nationalism in global contexts.
She is currently working on three long-term projects:
1. A book manuscript on reputation and evaluation in online settings.
2. A project that looks at political communication around oil pipelines and its implications for national identity.
3. An ongoing research project addressing the implications of corporate marketing and other commercial strategies for cultural practices and processes.
Melissa Aronczyk holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.