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.