Fabienne Darling-Wolf’s teaching and research center on processes of globalization and their connections to local communities and individuals. She has a particular interest in how these processes intersect with various identity issues, such as gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation. In her teaching, she strives to raise her students’ awareness of cultural and identity differences, to encourage them to become better journalists and, more generally, more conscious and engaged global citizens.
In Darling-Wolf’s research, she strives to understand how individuals form impressions of the world through their media use and how transcultural power is negotiated in a global context. Her ethnographic work has taken her to Japan and Europe for extended periods of time.
Darling-Wolf teaches a variety of courses at Temple, including Communication Theory, Gender and the American Media, Journalism and Globalization, and Qualitative Research Methods. She also led SMC’s Study Away program in London for two semesters and taught a summer program in Tokyo on and off for the past 10 years or so.
- Global media
- Hybridity theory
- Feminist theory
- Qualitative methods