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Marcella Szablewicz

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts & Sciences

Communication Studies

  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 502
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New York City


PhD , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , 2012
Communication and Rhetoric

MA , Duke University , 2004
East Asian Studies

BS , Georgetown University , 2003
Foreign Service


Szablewicz, M. T. (2015, August). The Losers of China's Internet: Memes as 'Structures of Feeling' for Disillusioned Young Netizens in China's Contested Internet (Ed. Guobin Yang), NIAS Press. Guobin Yang (Eds.), China's Contested Internet. NIAS Press. http://www.niaspress.dk/books/china's-contested-internet

Szablewicz, M. T. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 22). A Realm of Mere Representation? "Live" E-Sports Spectacles and the Crafting of China's Digital Gaming Image. Games and Culture. , pages 19. http://gac.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/07/22/1555412015595298.abstract

Szablewicz, M. T. (2015, February). Book Review: Youth and Internet Addiction in China written by Trent Bax. Vol 2 (Issue 1-2) , pages 172 – 174. http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/22142312-12340028

Szablewicz, M. T. (2014, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 15). The 'Losers' of China's Internet: Memes as 'Structures of Feeling' for Disillusioned Young Netizens. China Information. Vol 28 (Issue 2) , pages 259-275. http://cin.sagepub.com/content/28/2/259.full.pdf+html


Szablewicz, M. T. (2015, October). Association of Internet Researchers. “Digital Games and Heteronormativity: The Case of China's Losers”. Phoenix, Arizona

Szablewicz, M. T. (2015, May). China Internet Research Conference. A Chinese Internet or the Internet in China?. University of Alberta, Canada

Szablewicz, M. T. (2015, May). China Internet Research Conference. “(Un)Civil Society: Digital Gaming, Heteronomativity and Sexual Slang on the Chinese Internet". University of Alberta, Canada

Szablewicz, M. T. (2014, April). How China's Youth are Transforming Chinese Society: New Research Findings from the PRC. Behavioral Change of Chinese Youth in a Commercialized Digital Era. Brookings Institution , Washington, DC

Szablewicz, M. T. (2014, March). Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting. No Longer Invisible: The Online Emergence of China's Young 'Losers'. Association of Asian Studies, Philadelphia, PA

Szablewicz, M. T. (2014, February). Harvard Project for Asian International Relations Conference. Digital Gaming in Urban China". Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Contemporary Chinese media & youth culture; digital leisure culture; digital games; media moral panics

Grants, Contracts and Sponsored Research

Szablewicz, M. T. (2015, July). China and Inner Asia Council Small Grant.
Association for Asian Studies , Private , $2,000.00 . Funded,

Szablewicz, M. T. (2015, July). Dyson Faculty Summer Research Grant.
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University , Pace University , $1,000.00 . Funded,


  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • China Internet Researchers
  • International Communication Association


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  • Student Affairs [Committee Member]
  • Academic Resources [Committee Member]
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