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Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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Faculty & Staff

Stephen Barnard, PhD

Stephen BarnardOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies, Room 125A

Areas of Focus

Sociology of Media and Communication Technologies, Culture, Identity & Interaction, Social Control & Deviance, Social Theory, Qualitative Methodology.


  • PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • MA, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • BA, University of Missouri-Columbia

Selected Accomplishments

Barnard has studied media from a sociological perspective for nearly a decade. In 2012, he was the Mizzou Advantage 'Media of the Future' Postdoctoral Fellow, with a dual appointment in the MU School of Journalism and Peace Studies program. His dissertation, entitled "Twitter and the Journalistic Field: How the Growth of a New(s) Medium is Transforming Journalism" was nominated for the University of Missouri's Distinguished Dissertation Award. The project lives on as a book manuscript (in progress). Additionally, Barnard continues to advance his work in this area for journal publication. He has also published in the journal Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies.

Online Resources

Personal website