Shuzhen Huang Profile

ProfilesShuzhen Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Shuzhen HuangOriented around culture and resistance, her work is situated at the intersection of critical intercultural communication, gender and sexuality studies, and critical rhetoric. Her recent research focus is on the communicative practices of marginalized groups and their global, cultural and material articulations through gender, sexuality, race and class, bringing critical rhetoric, queer of color critique, feminism of color, geopolitics, and biopolitics to the forefront of communication studies. Grounded in the critical intercultural tradition, her research explores the complexity of subjectivities and theorizes alternative cultural practices that open up opportunities to extend and rethink dominant frameworks of knowledge. The most recent work that exemplifies her research foci is her recently completed dissertation project, titled “Post-Oppositional Queer Politics and the Non-confrontational Negotiation of Queer Desires in Contemporary China.” In her dissertation project, she investigates the complex dynamic between Chinese queer subjects and their bio-genetic families in a time of queer globalization with the intention to queer intercultural communication and to culturalize queer theory.

Huang has been actively engaged in current scholarly conversations and has earned top paper honors from international, national, and regional conferences. She has served as a reviewer for multiple divisions, including the Asian/Pacific American Studies Division, the Feminist Scholarship Division, the LGBT Studies Division, and the International and Intercultural Division, at regional, national and international conferences in the Communication discipline. She has also been invited as an ad hoc reviewer for a special issue of the Chinese Journal of Communication on civic engagement on social media. In addition, her scholarship extends beyond the Communication discipline. For instance, she has been an active member of the National Women’s Studies Association and served as a panel moderator for the North American Asian Feminists Caucus at the 2014 annual convention and as an ad hoc committee member in 2015.

Selected Publications

Huang, S. (Forthcoming). Beyond the paradigm of same-sex marriage and the sex-love-marriage alignment. In M. Yarbrough (Ed), Queer Families and Relationships After Marriage. New York: Routledge.

Huang, S. (2012). Wenhua ziben yu shenfen rentong [Cultural capital of U.S. television and the identification of Chinese audience]. Journal of Jiangsu Administration Institute, 3, 45-50.

Huang, S. & Zhu, L. (2010). Wangluo shijian zhong de jieceng chongtu [Class conflicts in the cyberspace]. Journal of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 3, 49-54. [Won the first prize in the People Net Excellent Research Award & Reprinted in 《复印报刊资料》, a journal that reprints important research in humanity and social science and is commonly used as an index of influence in the Chinese academy].

Work for CID:
Shuzhen Huang has served as a reviewer for Chinese translations.

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Two new Tenure-Track positions at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University is located in a picturesque small town in beautiful north central Pennsylvania approximately 50 miles southwest of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 30 miles west of the Pocono Mountains.  It boasts excellent public schools with an affordable cost-of-living and abundant lifestyle opportunities.  New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington D.C. metro centers are within a few hours’ drive.  The University is recognized as an outstanding educational institution, having been ranked as one of the “10 Best Public Colleges and Universities in the Northeast” by the U.S. News and World Report.  There are 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in four colleges:  Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology.

The Department of Communication Studies seeks outstanding applicants who will complement the current faculty, for two tenure-track positions:

Position 1 (AA # 25-3-266) seeking applicants with teaching and research interests in Intercultural Communication, and can contribute to the department and university commitment to Global and Multicultural Education.  An interest in International Communication Processes, Training, Global Communication Strategies, Intergroup Relations, Sexual Identity, LBGTQ Studies and/or Gender Communication would be of added value.

Position 2 (AA # 25-3-267) seeking applicants with teaching and research interests in Leadership and Strategic Communication, who can contribute to the department and university commitment to developing campus leadership and Civic Engagement and one or more of the following areas: Small Group Communication, Leadership and Team Building, Persuasion, Computer Applications for Professional Communicators, Corporate Communication, Training, Interviewing, and/or Business and Professional Communication. The successful applicants for both positions will teach Public Speaking and/or Interpersonal Communication as part of their regular load as well as other courses as the department needs, and will be encouraged to develop additional special topics courses in their area.

Candidates will demonstrate ongoing excellence in teaching/student advisement, research and service.   Voluntary summer and winter term contracts may be available. Instructional delivery opportunities available for faculty include developing online and off campus courses.  Teaching load is a “four/four.”

Earned Ph.D. or doctorate in Communication Studies or related field from an accredited institution with a strong academic background is required by August 22, 2014. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and/or teaching demonstration, as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the area or department conducting the search.

Full-Time Tenure-Track

Beginning Fall 2014

Commensurate with experience.

Application materials may be sent electronically in PDF format to, or as hard copies to James E. Tomlinson, Ph.D., Chair – Search and Screen Committee, Department of Communication Studies, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania of Pa., 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA  17815-1301. Applicants must provide a letter of application, vitae, evidence of effective teaching, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation.  Completing this search is contingent on available funding. Prior to final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including but not limited to employment verification, educational, and other credential verifications and criminal background check.

For full consideration, applications should be received by March 3, 2014 at which time review of applications will begin.  Positions will remain open until filled.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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