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James Castonguay
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Jim Castonguay was Secretary of SCMS from 2011-2014. This bio is for archival purposes only and may be out of date.


Biography: Jim Castonguay is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He designed the first SCMS website in 1997 and has served on the SCMS Executive Council as its Information Technology Officer. Castonguay founded the SCMS committee and scholarly interest group devoted to outreach and media literacy, and has chaired or served on the Information Technologies Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and the Teaching Committee. He has written about early cinema and the Spanish-American War; the political economy of contemporary mainstream and independent cinema; Myrna Loy and William Powell; situation comedy, gender and the Gulf War; the Internet and the human rights claims in Bosnia; and intermedia and the "war on terror." He has published in American Quarterly,Cinema Journal, Discourse, the Hitchcock Annual, The Velvet Light Trap, Bad Subjects, and global-e, as well as Headline Hollywood, Truth Claims, Nothing that Is, Hollywood and War, Rethinking Global Security, and Glamour in a Golden Age. He is a contributing writer for the human rights magazine,Witness, and collaborates with the non-profit organization Vision Project on multimedia documentaries that focus on issues of social justice. Castonguay is a recipient of Sacred Heart University’s teaching award, and received the 2009 Service Award from SCMS.
Contact:
Sacred Heart University
Dept. of Communication and Media Studies
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
Degree(s):
Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
B.A., Clark University
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