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2013 - International Communication Association Pages: unavailable || Words: 8595 words || 
1. Haavisto, Anna. "Narratives Featuring Dr. Horror and Dr. Nice: A Study of Status and Affect in Online Talk About Migrant Physicians" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Hilton Metropole Hotel, London, England, Jun 17, 2013 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This essay aims to produce new knowledge about if and how ethnicity, migrant background and/or language skills emerge as hierarchical logics beside divisions, such as gender and education, when professional status is assigned. When emerging, these new hierarchical logics will be closely examined. Special attention will be given to how rational arguments drawing on matters of principle and socio-political circumstances and emotionally loaded references to a person’s own experiences and/or hearsay are used in the assignments of status. In this setting, the essay sets out to answer the following two research questions: 1) How is the so-called general public assigning status and negotiating positions for migrant physicians on a broad range of web-based discussion forums, and 2) How are the dimensions of affect and rationality influencing this process?

2008 - 93rd Annual Convention Words: 257 words || 
2. Kozel, Sue. ""Survival of the Fittest?": How History Courses Can Debate this Idea Through Dr. King's Leadership" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 93rd Annual Convention, Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, Oct 01, 2008 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Abstract: The celebration of diversity is not welcome in the “Survival of the Fittest.”

This workshop, "Survival of the Fittest?": How History Courses Can Debate this Idea Through Dr. King's Leadership, will help reinvestigate academically appropriate ways in the Western Tradition as they relate to the presentation of leadership values, "natural" values, and changing definitions of "equality." I will share some actual lesson ideas that provide faculty and students with an appropriate vehicle to incorporate a modern Western vision of leadership on non-violence through Dr. King, followed with an acknowledgement of the influence of Gandhi on Dr. King's vision. Together, we will explore how students can react, and strategies for how to open up a dialogue on new understandings of power, leadership, and strategies that are based on concepts of "brotherhood" and "sisterhood" and not fragmented and separate societies.

Some students are in the "bigger is better" mode - big money, big houses, expensive cars, expensive clothes, and an expensive, status world. When I ask students whether King's vision of leadership would be considered "fit" in the Social Darwinian sense, or if the definition of leadership should change to incorporate more of a Kingian construct, there is sometimes complete silence. King's and Gandhi's examples are powerful opposites that require students to stop and re-examine their values, and this process can indeed be quite powerful.

By highlighting the historical accomplishments, speeches, and actions of Gandhi and King, we can look at how having a different leadership view might have changed historical outcomes.

2009 - NCA 95th Annual Convention Words: 152 words || 
3. Heinricy, Shana. "Star-experts: Celebrity and the namesake of Dr. 90210" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 95th Annual Convention, Chicago Hilton & Towers, Chicago, IL, <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Reality television has produced a long line of television stars who are also “experts” in areas such as cosmetic surgery, hairstyling, fitness, and fashion. Celebrity and expertise work together to bolster each other, while reality TV experts still remain only marginal celebrities. This celebrity-expertise is televisually constructed with little evidence provided. I am particularly interested in the celebrity of Dr. Rey, the namesake of E!’s Dr. 90120 due to the proclamation that he is the best-known surgeon in the U.S. combined with the fact that he is not a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.

It is not that Dr. Rey is not or should not be considered an expert, but instead that even minor levels of celebrity are creating experts. The act of appearing on television performing the role of an expert in a supposedly “real” setting renders one both expert and celebrity, creating a unique confluence of aspects of celebrity.

2008 - International Communication Association Words: 201 words || 
4. Ouellette, Laurie. and Wilson, Julie. "Women’s Work: Affective Labor, Media Convergence and the Dr. Phil Brand" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Session Paper
Abstract: Theories of affective labor usually focus on how emotion and care have been dislodged from presumably non-economic realm of women’s work and turned into commodities and feminized service sector job requirements. Our research traces a parallel diffusion of market logic, in the form of a culture of entrepreneurialism, into women’s unwaged domestic affective labor in the home. Taking the multimedia Dr. Phil empire of advice books, a TV program, and a companion web site as our case study, situate the diffusion of managerial rationales and techniques for producing the emotional health, stability and well-being of the postfeminist family within a climate of neoliberal social policy, including George Bush’s Healthy Marriage Initiative. We show how the Dr. Phil program of “strategic and purposeful” simultaneously genders and mobilizes affective labor in the service of welfare privatization, and how the Dr. Phil corporation in turn relies on women’s affective labor to produce its immaterial product—the Dr. Phil brand. We show how the synergy and interactivity of "convergence culture" makes Dr. Phil's brand of self help possible, enabling the extraction of surplus value from the laborious “self work” Dr. Phil's customers perform on themselves as a condition of their freedom and empowerment.

2014 - Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting Words: 188 words || 
5. Jennings, Breandan. ""That's Dr." vs. "Just call me": Student Perceptions and Learning Outcomes" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, Mar 27, 2014 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This research looks at the impacts of adherence to a Weberian Ideal Bureaucracy in an academic setting on student comprehension and retention. Using a sample of roughly 400 classes, teachers were randomly assigned alternating identities as pure bureaucrats, those with no agency, and pure agents, those who could entirely determine the outcome of classroom complications. The identity assignment had significant impacts on student evaluations of teaching at the end of the term, evaluations of teach four months after the term had ended and levels of comprehension four months later.
These preliminary findings have been limited to public universities and teachers in the earliest parts of their careers to ensure the classes had not developed a reputation and thereby gather a biased sample of students willing to take the course.
The findings suggest that while the less bureaucratic tend to be better liked by their students, and these students tend to report learning more from the classes, the measurable learning outcomes suggest the opposite. These impacts appear to be influenced by the race and gender of the teacher, in the aggregate the trends are quite clear.

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