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Communication Studies - MA, California State University, Long Beach (2016)
Alvin J. Primack is a PhD Student whose research focuses on law, media, youths, and family. They have published in some of the fields top journals on the topics of cyberbullying, sexting, legal interpretation, and representation. Their current research considers the rhetorical conditions of possibility for the statutory and judicial constitution of children as vulnerable and innocent beings with contradictory modes of agency.
Areas of Interest
Rhetorical Criticism; Media Studies; Childhood Studies, Rhetoric of Law and Inquiry, Psychoanalysis, Queer Theory
Alvin J. Primack, “Youth sexting and the First Amendment: Rhetoric and child pornography doctrine in the age of translation,” New Media & Society. (Published Online: 11/16/17). https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444817737297.
Alvin J. Primack and Kevin A. Johnson, “Student Cyberbullying Inside the Digital Schoolhouse Gate: Toward a Standard for Determining Where a ‘School’ Is,” First Amendment Studies 51, no. 1 (2017): 30-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/21689725.2016.1278177.
Brandon Fletcher and Alvin J. Primack, “Driving Toward Disabled Rhetorics: Narratives of Disability in Mad Max: Fury Road,” Critical Studies in Media Communication 34, no. 4 (2017): 344-57. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2017.1329540.
Rhetoric Process (To be renamed: Rhetoric in Society)
Media Process (To be renamed: Media in Society)
COMPETITIVE PAPER AWARDS
Top Student Paper, 2017, National Communication Association, Dallas, TX, 2017 (Freedom of Expression)
David Eschelman Award Winner, 1st Place Debut Category, 2017, Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV, 2017 (Law and Policy)
Honors Convocation, 2017, 2018, University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Dean’s List, 2016, California State University, Long Beach
President’s List, 2012-2014, California State University, Long Beach
First Amendment Scholar Award, 2014, California State University, Long Beach
Student Recognition Award, 2012, Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree
FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship, 2016-17, University of Pittsburgh
Jack Williams Fellowship, 2015-16, Center for First Amendment Studies, California State University, Long Beach
Jerry Mandel Scholarship, 2013-14, California State University, Long Beach
CSU Future Scholars Scholarship, 2013, California State University, Long Beach
Jon and John Scholarship, 2013 California State University, Long Beach
Carl Bovero Award Scholarship, 2012, Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association
Cultural Artifact Scholarship, 2011, Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association