Fabienne Darling-Wolf
Fabienne Darling-Wolf
Departments: Globalization and Development Communication, Journalism, Media & Communication
Office: 215-204-2077
Annenberg Hall, Room 322


Dr. Darling-Wolf’s research focuses on global media flows and processes of transnational cultural influence and their intersection with dynamics of gender, class, race and ethnicity. Combining ethnographic methods and critical textual analysis, her work has focused on the global spread and local negotiation of such diverse texts as Japanese magazines, French rap, international news, photojournalism, Japanese pop idols, and reality television. Her book Imagining the Global: Transnational Media and Popular Culture Beyond East and West (2015, Michigan University Press) was awarded the International Communication Association’s Outstanding Book Award in 2016.

Dr. Darling-Wolf teaches a variety of courses at Temple, including Gender and the American Media, Journalism and Globalization, Media and Globalization and Qualitative Research Methods. She also led the college’s Study Away program in London for two semesters and has frequently taught at Temple University Japan.






Mass Communications

University of Iowa


Mass Communication

University of Texas at Austin



University of Texas at Austin


Darling-Wolf, F., “In the city they go ‘pit pit pit’: Digital media’s affordances and imagine (dis)connections in a rural Japanese community,” New Media and Society, First published online May, 2020.https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820921175 

Darling-Wolf, F., Japan’s global resonances: From ukiyo-e to La Nouvelle Manga. Orientaliska Studier (Orientalist Studies), 156, December 2018, pp. 15-27. (Special issue on Manga, comics and Japan)

Darling-Wolf, F., The handbook of Japanese media. New York: Routledge, 2018.

Darling-Wolf, F., Imagining the global: Transnational media and popular culture beyond East and West. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2015.

Darling-Wolf, F., (Ed.), Blackwell’s international companion to media studies: Research methods in media studies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

Darling-Wolf, F., “The ‘lost’ Miyazaki: How a Swiss girl can be Japanese and why it matters,” Communication, Culture & Critique, 9(3), 2015.

Darling-Wolf, F., “Nomadic scholarship: Translocal approach to audience studies.” In R. Parameswaran (Ed.), Blackwell’s International Companion to Media Studies: Audience Studies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Darling-Wolf, F., “World citizens à la françaiseStar Academy and the negotiation of ‘French identities.” In M. M. Kraidy and K. Sender (Eds.), The Politics of Reality Television: Global Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2011.