Position: Special Faculty
Department: Communication Studies
Dr. Carolin Aronis is a Special Faculty member of Communication Studies at Colorado State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Media and Communication Studies from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and specializes in media and cultural studies, communication and media philosophy, gender studies, spatial rhetoric, and approaches for textual analysis. Before coming to Colorado State she taught media studies in Israel, where she also worked as a journalist and a biography writer for Holocaust survivors. Her paper “Communicative Resurrection: Letters to the Dead in the Israeli Newspaper” was recently accepted at the Journal of Communication, and is expected to be published in December 2017. Her research was also covered by The Intelligencer. Currently, Dr. Aronis is preparing two other papers for publication: one in Discourse & Communication, and the other in a Jewish Studies anthology produced by Duke University Press.
Dr. Aronis currently teaches the Gender & Communication course (SPCM 335) in the Communication Studies department. Her teaching experience includes developing and teaching several core courses for undergraduate and graduate students, with particular expertise in textual analysis, media, communication and cultural theories, gender and communication, and academic writing. She believes in creative, interactive, and “out of the box” teaching in order to provide her students with knowledge that involves deep understanding and critical thinking. In SPCM 335, she developed a unique assignment in which students visually describe the relationship between sex and gender.
Dr. Aronis grew up in the Israeli academia, immersed in a combination of European and American scholarship along with a Middle Eastern Israeli focus. For her doctoral work she received her university’s prestigious President’s Fellowship. Her dissertation, “Mediated Public Intimacy,” analyzes how popular media practices establish intimacy between audiences and media figures. In her work she deals with distance, publicness, and impersonality as a means for the creation of intimacy, and for communication in general. Dr. Aronis completed part of her doctoral work while she was a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she acquired new skills, knowledge, and perspectives that greatly contributed to her research.
Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem