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Faculty: Zheng Zhu


 Zheng Zhu

Lecturer of Communication

PhD in Communication, Washington State University
MA in Communication, Washington State University
BA in Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing International Studies University

Phone: 361-570-4212

Victoria: 241 UW


Professor Zhu has taught extensively in intercultural communication and public speaking. He has won two top-paper awards at National Communication Association for his research on media representation of Chinese illegal immigrants and the discourse of sexuality.

Selected Publications:

Zhu, Z. (2014). Making the “invisible” a “visible problem” – The representation of Chinese illegal immigrants in U.S. newspapers. Journal of Chinese Overseas, 10 (1), 61-90.

Selected Conference Presentations & Awards:

Zhu, Z. (November, 2012). Should we “shout out loud”? : Rethinking Sarah Schulman’s call for a third party intervention into familial homophobia. Top Paper Award in GLBTQ Communication Studies Division at National Communication Association Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida.

Zhu, Z. (May, 2012). Translating cultural “hybridity.” Paper presented at International Communication Association Annual Convention, Phoenix, Arizona.

Zhu, Z. (November, 2012). Rhetoric of “American dream” – Articulating “Mexicano” in local context. Paper presented at National Communication Association Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida.

Zhu, Z. (November, 2012). “Building the bridge”: A “de-eurocentricizing” project. Paper presented at National Communication Association Annual Convention. Orlando, FL: NCA.

Zhu, Z. (November, 2011). Illegalizing “the other” – Chinese illegal immigrants in print media spectacle. Top Paper Award in Chinese Communication Studies Division at National Communication Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Zhu, Z. (2013). Romancing “kung fu master”: From “yellow peril” to “yellow prowess.” Asian Journal of Communication. 23 (4), 403-419.

Zhu, Z. (2012). Media representation in “shifting contexts”: Saving the “abandoned child” of Orient. Iowa Journal of Communication, 44 (2), 119-141.