Anastacia Kurylo, Ph.D. (Rutgers University) is an assistant professor in the Communication Studies Department at St. Joseph’s College in New York. Her research focuses on stereotypes communicated in interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, and new media contexts. Specifically, she explores the ways in which stereotypes are constructed through interpersonal communication and how this interactional and collaborative process facilitates stereotype maintenance within a cultural knowledge base.
Dr. Kurylo has written over 25 publications including authoring The Communicated Stereotype: From Celebrity Vilification to Everyday Talk and editing Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture. Most recently she has worked on two projects related to new media. First, she has co-edited a special issue of the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies titled Intercultural New Media Research for the 21st Century. Second, she has co-edited a new book titled Social Networking: Redefining Communication in the Digital Age. Both projects advance this vibrant area of research in which new media is viewed as integral to exploring communication practices, their outcomes, and their implications. As assistant director of the Center for Intercultural New Media Research, Dr. Kurylo focuses on facilitating collaborative research opportunities for those interested in new media in the context of intercultural communication specifically.
Professor Kurylo is President of the New York State Communication Association and organized their 73rd annual conference last October. She is also the chair of the Board of Trustees of The Quad Preparatory School, and former president of the New York Chapter of the Tri-State Diversity Council. She has served as a reviewer for several journals and is an Associate Editor of the Atlantic Journal of Communication.