Kate Zambon, an assistant professor at UNH, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (2017) after completing her bachelor's degree in Italian and German studies from Vassar College (2007) in Poughkeepsie, New York. Her research in global media studies focuses on the cultural politics of nationalism and migration in the media. Her current research project analyzes how the rejection of multiculturalism across Europe has paved the way for the rise of "integration" as a new paradigm for managing transnational and multiethnic populations. Other areas of interest include the political economy of representations of culture in global media flows including international sporting events, news and entertainment media. Zambon's research takes a historically grounded and critical approach to analyzing media, connecting representation in news and entertainment media to political and economic logics as they develop over time. Her work also involves the development and promotion of multimodal approaches to scholarship. She is a founding member and former director of CAMRA Penn, an interdisciplinary group dedicated to conducting and supporting research that goes beyond the written word, including digital, film, audio and web-based scholarship. Her research has been published in Media, Culture & Society, the International Journal of Communication and Popular Communication.
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Communication, University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Communication, Vassar College
20th century Germany
Critical cultural studies
Gender, race, class in media
Media and cultural studies
The public sphere
CMN 455: Introduction to Media Studies
CMN 696W: Seminar in Media Studies
CMN 772: Sem/Media & Global Populism
CMN 799H: Honors Thesis
Zambon, K. (2017). Migration, Language, and Culture in Politics of Catalan Independence. In International Communication Association. San Diego, CA.
Zambon, K. (2017). Negotiating new German identities: transcultural comedy and the construction of pluralistic unity. Media Culture & Society, 39(4), 552-567. doi:10.1177/0163443716663640
Zambon, K., & Uca, D. (2016). Patriots and Pedagogues: Cultural Institutions and the Performative Politics of Minority German Hip-Hop. International Journal of Communication, 10(0), 726-747. Retrieved from http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc
Zambon, K. (2014). Producing the German Civic Nation: Immigrant Patriotism in Berlin's World Cup Flag Fight. Popular Communication, 12(1), 1-16. doi:10.1080/15405702.2013.869333
Zambon, K. (2018, May 22). Populist Preconditions: Media Investments in Defining the People. In International Communication Association. Prague, Czech Republic.
Zambon, K. (2019, May 24). Models and Miscreants: Integration by Celebrity Example. In International Communication Association. Washington D.C..