Comm. Assistant Professor Merle Publishes International Comparative Study on Veil Ban

Dr. Patrick Merle
Dr. Patrick Merle

Dr. Patrick Merle, a newly appointed Assistant Professor at the FSU School of Communication to start in the Fall 2013, recently received notification that one of his manuscripts had been accepted for publication.

The study conducted with Dr. Barbara Friedman, Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism & Mass Communication, features a comparative perspective of a ban on the Islamic veil pronounced by the French government.  Friedman and Merle used a theoretical framework developed by Geraldine Mulhmann which hypothesizes that media either decenter or unify specific issues, depending on the respective nature of the coverage.

This manuscript will be printed in a forthcoming special edition of Feminist Media Studies.

Citation: Friedman, B., & Merle, P., (in press). Veiled threats: Decentering and unification in transnational news coverage of the French veil ban. Feminist Media Studies, 13(5).

Merle will be teaching two classes this upcoming semester: Political Communication (COM 3510) and International Public Relations (COM 6400).


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