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Adina Schneeweis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Journalism
Mass Communication, Visual Journalism and International Journalism
Office:  109 East Vandenberg Hall
Phone:  (248) 370-2776

Adina Schneeweis is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism. She teaches visual journalism and storytelling courses, along with introductory journalism classes. She offers special topics courses in international journalism and documentary-making. She was recognized among the top 50 journalism professors for 2012.

Schneeweis received her Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Minnesota in 2009. A native of Romania, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Before coming to the United States to begin her graduate studies, she worked as a filmmaker and created more than 50 documentaries on Romanian culture for a national public television station. She also freelanced and wrote feature stories for the largest daily newspaper in her home town.

Her research focuses on international mass communication, particularly press, non-governmental organizations, and fictional constructions of Roma/Gypsy difference in the European, post-1989 space. She also has analyzed television and film representations of ethnicity and race. Her work is published in the International Communication Gazette, Critical Public Health, Journal of Visual Literacy, Intercultural Communication Studies, Ecquid Novi, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and Reporter. She has presented numerous articles at international and national conferences. 

Schneeweis and her family live near Oakland University and like to spend time outdoors, camping, hiking, biking and swimming. 

See her online portfolio for more information about her interests, qualifications and a complete list of publications and conference presentations.