Dreama G. Moon, Ph.D (1998)
Professor of Communication
Phone: (760) 750-4139
Office: SBSB 2124
Dreama Moon holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Arizona State University, an M.A. in Human Relations and Organizational Development, and a B.A. in Criminal Justice. She teaches a variety of courses in the Communication Department including Intercultural Communication, The Communication of Whiteness, Popular Culture, Gender, and Research Methods. In her scholarly work, she is interested in the social construction of domination and the ways in which both dominant and non-dominant group members negotiate, acquiesce to, and oppose domination. Her research broadly focuses on how ideologies of domination, such as white supremacy, classism, and sexism, are reproduced in and by communication as well as how they are contested, disrupted, and resisted. Her work has been published in a variety of academic venues including this sample of publications:
Moon, D. G. & Hurst, A. (2007). "Reasonable Racism": The "New" White Supremacy and Hurricane Katrina. In K. A. Bates & R. Swan (Eds.), Through the eye of Katrina: Social justice in the United States (pp. 125-146). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
Flores, L. A., Moon, D. G., & Nakayama, T. K. (2006). Dynamic rhetorics of race: California's Racial Privacy Initiative and the Shifting Grounds of Racial Politics. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 3(3, 181-201.
Moon, D. G. & Nakayama, T. K. (2005). Strategic social identities and judgments: A murder in Appalachia. Howard Journal of Communication, 16(2, 87-108.
Moon, D. G. (2002). Thinking about "culture" in intercultural communication. In J. N. Martin, T. K., Nakayama, & L. A. Flores (Eds.), Readings in intercultural communication: Experiences and contexts (2nd ed.) (pp. 13-20). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
Moon, D. G. & Flores, L. A. (2001). Anti/colonialism and the abolition of whiteness: Rhetorical strategies of domination among "race traitors." Communication Studies, 51, 97-115.
Moon, D. G. (1999). White enculturation and bourgeois ideology: The discursive production of "good (white) girls." In T. K. Nakayama & J. N. Martin (Eds.), Whiteness: The social communication of identity (pp.177-197). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Moon, D. G. (1998). Performed identities: Passing as an inter/cultural discourse. In J. N. Martin, T. K., Nakayama, & L. A. Flores (Eds.), Readings in cultural contexts (pp. 322-330). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.
Moon, D. G. & Rolison, G. L. (1998). The communication of classism. In M. L. Hecht (Ed.), Communicating prejudice (pp.122-135). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Moon, D. G. (1996). Concepts of culture: Implications for Intercultural communication research. Communication Quarterly, 44, 70-84.
Fletcher, B. R., Shaver, L. D., & Moon, D. G. (Eds.) (1993). Women Offenders: A Forgotten Population. Hartford, CT: Praeger.