Joseph Erba


Joseph Erba
  • Strategic Communication Concentration Chair
  • Associate Professor

Contact Info

Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 205A
1435 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045

Biography

Joseph Erba is a Jayhawk who received his master’s degree from the J-School in 2008. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught at American University in Washington, D.C., before joining the J-School. Erba’s research explores the intersection of identities, such race/ethnicity, class and gender, on message development and interpretation. He has received awards for his research exploring how racial/ethnic minority audiences respond to messages containing racial/ethnic cues.

Education

B.A. in English, The University of Corsica
M.A. in English, The University of Corsica
M.S. in Journalism & Mass Communication, The University of Kansas
Ph.D. in Journalism & Mass Communication, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Awards & Honors

Second-best faculty paper in the Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division of the International Communication, 2015

Second-best faculty paper in the Minority and Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2013

Travel grant award from the Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division of the International Communication, 2011

Recipient of the William Francis Clingman Jr. Ethics Award, 2011