Marcella Szablewicz

Marcella Szablewicz

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Communication and Media Studies

Marcella Szablewicz

NYC
502
41 Park Row

Biography

Faculty Bio

I teach about digital media and media moral panics. My research focuses on digital gaming culture in China and I am particularly interested in the constructed division between productive and unproductive online pursuits.

Education

PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2012
Communication and Rhetoric

MA, Duke University, 2004
East Asian Studies

BS, Georgetown University, 2003
Foreign Service

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

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

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

China and Inner Asia Council Small Grant
July 2015 - August 2015. Association for Asian Studies, Private, $2,000.00. Funded.

Dyson Faculty Summer Research Grant
July 2015 - August 2015. Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University, Pace University, $1,000.00. Funded.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

CMS 242: Com Technologies & Moral Panic
CMS 244: Digital Cultures
CMS 245: Commctn and Popular Culture
CMS 250: Digital Youth Activism
CMS 393: Internship Program I
CMS 394: Internship Program II
COM 113: Media, Culture, and Society
COM 196: Digital Youth Activism
COM 200: Public Speaking
COM 213: Intercultural Communication
COM 239: Milestones in Commun Rsrch
COM 242: Com Technologies & Moral Panic
COM 244: Digital Cultures
COM 245: Commctn and Popular Culture
COM 336: Propaganda
COM 393: Internship Program I
COM 393: Internship Program l
COM 394: Internship Program II
COM 395: Independent Study in Comm.
COS 113: Media, Culture, and Society
COS 242: Com Technologies & Moral Panic
COS 244: Digital Cultures
COS 245: Commctn and Popular Culture
COS 250: Digital Youth Activism
COS 296: Digital Youth Activism
COS 336: Propaganda
COS 393: Internship Program l
COS 394: Internship Program II
DMS 393: Intern in Digital Media Stds
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Mapping Digital Game Culture in China: From Internet Addicts to Esports Athletes
(2020, February). Mapping Digital Game Culture in China: From Internet Addicts to Esports Athletes.New York, NY , USA : Palgrave Macmillan. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-36111-2

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
(2015, August). Guobin Yang (Eds.), NIAS Press.

A Realm of Mere Representation? "Live" E-Sports Spectacles and the Crafting of China's Digital Gaming Image
(2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Games and Culture. , pages 19. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1555412015595298

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

The 'Losers' of China's Internet: Memes as 'Structures of Feeling' for Disillusioned Young Netizens
(2014, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). China Information. Vol 28 (Issue 2) , pages 259-275. https://cin.sagepub.com/content/28/2/259.full.pdf+html

From Addicts to Athletes: Participation in the Discursive Construction of Digital Games in Urban China
(2011, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)).

China’s Many Internets: Participation and Digital Game Play across a Changing Technology Landscape
(2011, May). David Kurt Herold and Peter Marolt (Eds.), New York, NY , USA:Routledge.

The Ill Effects of 'Opium for the Spirit': A Critical Cultural Analysis of China's Internet Addiction Moral Panic
(2010, November). Chinese Journal of Communication. Vol 3 (Issue 4) , pages 453-470.

Presentations

“Digital Games and Heteronormativity: The Case of China’s Losers”
(2015, October). Association of Internet Researchers. Phoenix, Arizona.

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

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

Behavioral Change of Chinese Youth in a Commercialized Digital Era
(2014, April). How China’s Youth are Transforming Chinese Society: New Research Findings from the PRC. Brookings Institution ,

No Longer Invisible: The Online Emergence of China’s Young ‘Losers’
(2014, March). Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting. Association of Asian Studies,

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

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

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