Casey Man Kong Lum Profile

ProfilesCasey Man Kong Lum (Ph.D., NYU) is a Professor of Communication at William Paterson University (New Jersey, USA), where he is the Founding Director of the M.A. in Professional Communication Program (2007-2012).

Casey Man Kong LumCasey is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University.

His research intersects among media ecology, food studies, urban foodways as intangible cultural heritage, urban communication, transnational communication in the diaspora, global media, the Chinese American experience, intercultural education and communication, multilingual education, the intellectual history of communication scholarship, etc. Casey has had extensive experience in intercultural consultancy and study abroad programs (e.g., global food cultures; media and globalization; intercultural communication and education).

Sample publications:


林文刚编:《媒介环境学:思想沿革与多维视野》, 第二版,何道宽译,北京:中国大百科全书出版社,2019 年。[The is the second simplified Chinese translation edition of Lum (2006) by the Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, Beijing.]

Lum, C. M. K., & de Ferrière le Vayer, M. (Eds.). (2016). Urban foodways and communication: Ethnographic studies in intangible cultural food heritages around the world. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Lum, C. M. K. (2006). (Ed.). Perspectives on culture, technology, and communication: The media ecology tradition. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. [Winner, Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics, The Media Ecology Association, 2006]. This book has been translated and published in simplified Chinese by Peking University Press in Beijing, China (2007); in Korean by Hannarae Publishing Company in Seoul, South Korea (2008); in traditional Chinese by Chu Liu Publishing Company in Taipei, Taiwan (2010).

Lum, C. M. K. (1996). In search of a voice: Karaoke and the construction of identity in Chinese America. Foreword by N. Postman. London: Routledge.

Articles and Book Chapters:

Lum, C.  M. K. (2019). Media ecology and media education: Reflections on media literacy in a globalized communication ecology [in Chinese]. Chinese Journal of Journalism and Communication, 41(4), 89-108. 林文刚: 媒介环境学和媒体教育: 反思全球化传播生态中的媒体素养, 《国际新闻界》, 2019年4月 (41卷 4期): 89-108.

Lum, C. M. K. (2018). Developing intercultural competence in the language classroom. In J. Liontas (Ed.) (Vol Ed.: S. Nero). The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, Vol. VI (pp. 3545-3550). Oxford, UK: Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0282

Lum, C. M. K. (2015). Regionalism and communication: Voices from the Chinese diaspora. In A. Gonzalez & Y.-W. Chen (Eds.), Our voices: Essays in culture, ethnicity, and communication (pp. 327-334, 6th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lum, C. M. K. (2014). Media ecology: Contexts, concepts, and currents. In R. Fortner & M. Fackler (Eds.), The handbook in media and mass communication theory (pp. 137-153, Vol. 1). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. (Winner: The 2016 Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology.)

Lum, C. M. K. (2013). Understanding urban foodways and communicative cities: A taste of Hong Kong’s yumcha culture as urban communication. In S. Drucker, V. Gallenger, & M. Matsaganis (Eds.), The urban communication reader III: Communicative cities and urban communication in the 21st century (pp. 53-76). New York: Peter Lang.

Lum, C. M. K. (2006). Communicating Chinese heritage in America: A study of bicultural education across generations. In W. Leeds-Hurwitz (Ed.), From generation to generation: Maintaining cultural identity over rime (pp. 75-98). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Lum, C. M. K., & Haratonik, P. L. (2011). A comparative study of Xintiandi in Shanghai and South Street Seaport in New York City [in Chinese]. In F. Sun & J. Yang (Eds.), Tales of two cities: Urban culture in Shanghai and New York City (pp. 44-57). Shanghai, China: Truth & Wisdom Press and Shanghai People’s Publishing.

Currently on the Board of Directors of the Urban Communication Foundation, Casey has been actively serving the profession in various leadership capacities, such as:

Casey serves as a reviewer and on the editorial board of a number of refereed journals. He is a long-time resident of New York City.

Work for CID:

Casey Lum wrote KC35: Media Ecology. He currently serves as CID Associate Director. See Associate Director’s activities posts for descriptions of stops in various cities and conversations with individual scholars.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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