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James Castonguay, Ph.D.

James Castonguay, Ph.D.

James Castonguay, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Communication, Media & the Arts at Sacred Heart University.

Dr. James Castonguay is Professor of Communication and Founding Director of the School of Communication and Media Arts. He joined Sacred Heart University in 1999 after serving on the faculty at the University of Michigan. He was also the founding chair of SHU’s Department of Media Studies and Digital Culture in 2003, and served as the first director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at SHU. Dr. Castonguay has published widely on film, television, and media in journals like American Quarterly, Cinema Journal, Discourse, the Hitchcock Annual, The Velvet Light Trap, Bad Subjects, and Global-e, as well as Headline Hollywood; Truth Claims; Nothing That Is; Hollywood and War; Rethinking Global Security; Glamour in a Golden Age; Cinematic Canines; Media Literacy Education in Action; Costume, Makeup and Hair; the Encyclopedia of Postmodernism; the Encyclopedia of American Immigration; the Encyclopedia of Television; and the Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. He has written for the human rights magazine Witness and has collaborated on multimedia documentaries and exhibitions that focus on issues of social justice.