Tori Arthur

Assistant Professor


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    • Assistant Professor
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    • Journalism & Media Communication
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    • Doctor of Philosophy


Dr. Tori Arthur’s research focuses on the intersections of media, race and migration, digital diasporas, and the transnational mobilities of black people.  She has a professional background in television news, digital humanities, and strategic communication, and teaches courses in media history, and multiculturalism in media.  She holds a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies with a focus on critical studies in media and film, and a Graduate Certificate in Ethnic Studies from Bowling Green State University, as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from American University.  Dr. Arthur also holds a Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities from George Mason University.  She completed a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Design at James Madison University.

Prior to Colorado State, Dr. Arthur was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Broadcast News and Public Relations in the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University and a Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnic Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.  She has worked in television news on the local and national levels, including as an Associate Producer at WDBJ 7 in Roanoke, Virginia and as White House Independent Pool Producer with satellite news gathering organization CONUS Communications.  Her strategic communication experience includes her time as a Strategic Communications/Program Management Specialist with General Dynamics Information Technology and as Senior Editorial Consultant with Arbi Press, an upstart publishing company based in Lagos and Calabar, Nigeria.


Arthur, T. "Glocal Nollywood: The Politics of Culture, Identity, and Migration in African Films Set on American Shores," Glocalism: Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation, No. 2, (2017): 1-28.

Arthur, T. “Nollywood Afrogeeks: Nigerian Cinema, Digital Diasporas, and African Immigrants in the United States,” International Journal of E-Politics, Volume 7, No. 3 (2016): 49-64.

Arthur, T. “Reimagining the ‘Blockbuster’ for Nigerian Cinema: The Nollywood Narrative Aesthetic of Affective Spectacle,” Journal of Pan-African Studies, Volume 6, No. 9 (2014): 101-116.