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Kristin I. Sorensen

Associate Professor, Global Studies
DPHIL, Indiana University, 2005
MA, University of Arizona, 1998
B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1995
Office: Morison Hall 227 | 781.891._2680 | ksorensen@bentley.edu
                       


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Teaching Interests

Cross cultural understanding; Global Commerce and Human Rights in Chile; Global cinema; Human rights in the media; Environmental movements in the media; Documentary film and video

Research Interests

Communication and culture; Media studies; Global cinema; Chile; Human rights; Environmental movements; historical memory studies

Consulting/Practice Interests

Communication and culture; Media studies; Global cinema; Chile; Human rights; Environmental movements; historical memory studies

Professional Memberships

Cultural Studies Association
International Communication Association
Latin American Studies Association
National Communication Association
New England Council for Latin American Studies
Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Awards and Honors

2013, Bentley Rainbow Award, LGBTQ@Bentley
2012, Best Honors Capstone Award, Bentley University Honors Program
2012, Dean's Fund for International Travel Award
2011, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award, Bentley University
2010, Publication Award, Bentley University
2010, Teaching Fellow, Bentley University Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences
2009, Dean's Fund for International Travel Award, Bentley University
2009, Publication Award, Bentley University
2009, W. Michael Hoffman Undergraduate Award for Best Paper in Business Ethics given to honors capstone advisee Amanda Mongell, Bentley University Center for Business Ethics
2006, Bentley Arts and Sciences Research Fellow
2006, Bentley Publication Award
2006, Dean's Fund for International Travel award for research in Chile
2006, First Prize in Bentley Summer Research Poster Competition
2005, Indiana University's Department of Communication and Culture Teaching Award for outstanding service in teaching Interpersonal Communication
2003, Indiana University's Graduate and Professional Student Organization Research Award
2003, Second Honors in the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy paper contest for paper Post-revolutionary Cuban Cinema

Publications

Journal Articles
Sorensen, K. I. (2011). Chilean Print Media and Human Rights: Mainstream Silence Versus Satirical Subversion. Peace and Change, 36 (3), 400-426.

Sorensen, K. I. (2010). The Case of Chilevision: Negotiating Difficult Discourses on Chilean Television. Cuadernos de Informacion, January-June 2010 (26), 87-98.

Sorensen, K. I. (2008). Truth and Justice, Transience and Doubt in Chilean Documentary. Journal of Human Rights, 7 (4), 341-352.

Sorensen, K. I. (2003). Chilean Media and Discourses of Human Rights. SECOLAS Annals: Journal of Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, XXXV (Nov 2003), 82-109.

Books
Sorensen, K. I. Los medios, la memoria, y derechos humanos en Chile. Santiago: RiL Editores.

Sorensen, K. I. (2009). Media, Memory, and Human Rights in Chile. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters
Sorensen, K. I. New Media, Collapsed Boundaries, and Hybridized Identities in the Context of Contemporary Chile. In Ben Aslinger and Germaine Halegoua (Eds.), Locating Emerging Media. Routledge

Sorensen, K. I. Communication for Memory and Peace: Articulating Violence in Post-Repressive Contexts. In Julia Hoffmann and Virgil Hawkins (Eds.), Communication for Peace: Charting an Emerging Field. Routledge

Gordon, N, Sorensen, K. I. (2012). Jamaica and Chile Online: Assessing the Uses of and Access to the Internet in a Developing World Context. In Pauline Hope Cheong, Judith Martin, and Leah Macfadyen (Eds.), New Media and Intercultural Communication: Identity, Community, and Politics (pp. 275-289). New York: . Peter Lang Publishing

Sorensen, K. I. (2011). Chilean Historical Memory, Media, and Discourses of Human Rights. In Kendall R. Phillips, Mitch Reyes (Eds.), Global Memoryscapes: Contesting Remembrance in a Transnational Age (pp. 159-172). Tuscaloosa: . University of Alabama Press

Sorensen, K. I. (2011). U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America on Film: The Case of Salvador. In Kimberly Moffitt and Duncan Campbell (Eds.), The 1980s: A Critical and Transitional Decade (pp. 369-379). New York: . Lexington Books: A Division of Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers

Sorensen, K. I. (2005). Reception and Censorship of a Chilean Documentary: The Plight of Fernando Is Back. In Nagy-Zekmi, Silvia; Leiva, Fernando (Eds.), Democracy in Chile: The Legacy of September 11, 1973 (pp. 192-201). Sussex, United Kingdom: . Sussex Academic Press

Book Reviews
Sorensen, K. I. (2013). [Review of the book Citizenship Excess: Latino/as, Media, and the Nation]. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2013). [Review of the book Human Rights Journalism: Advances in Reporting Distant Humanitarian Interventions]. Human Rights Quarterly: A Comparative and International Journal of the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law.

Sorensen, K. I. (2013). [Review of the book The Media in Transitional Democracies]. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2012). [Review of the book Human Rights Journalism: Advances in Reporting Distant Humanitarian Interventions]. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2012). [Review of the book Marshall McLuhan's Mosaic: Probing the Literary Origins of Media Studies]. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2011). [Review of the book The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication]. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2011). [Review of the book @ is for Activism: Dissent, Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture]. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2011). [Review of the book Deconstructing Development Discourse: Buzzwords and Fuzzwords]. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2010). [Review of the book Latina/os and the Media by Angharad N. Valdivia]. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2010). [Review of the book Passionate Subjects / Split Subjects in Twentieth-Century Literature in Chile: Brunet, Bombal, and Eltit]. CHOICE, Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2009). [Review of the book A Passion for Cultural Studies]. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2009). [Review of the book Media Witnessing: Testimony in the Age of Mass Communication]. CHOICE Reviews Online. (link)

Sorensen, K. I. (2009). [Review of the book Communist Women in Scotland]. CHOICE Reviews Online. (link)

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Other(s)
Sorensen, K. I. (2005). Chilean Media and Discourses of Human Rights.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Dayal, S., Abbott, T., Korepanova, E., Sorensen, K. I., Aslinger, B. S. (2013). "Gender, Queerness & Nation." Presented at the Gender Studies Program and LGBTQ@Bentley's Faculty Roundtable, Bentley University.

Sorensen, K. I. (2012). "In/Visibility in the Internet's Third Age." Presented at the Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Sorensen, K. I. (2010). "Chile Online: New Venues for Public Discourses in a Post-Repressive Nation." Presented at the University of California's Cultural Studies Association, Berkeley, Califronia.

Sorensen, K. I. (2010). "Reimagining Girlhood in Chile." Presented at the State University of New York's Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals, Cortland, NY.

Sorensen, K. I. (2009). "Capturing Contested Memories: The Day Pinochet Died." Presented at the Universidad Catolica's Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sorensen, K. I. (2008). "Representations of Rape in Chilean Media." Presented at the National Communication Association's National Communication Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Sorensen, K. I. (2008). "Visible Memories of State-Sponsored Violence in Post-Repressive Chile: The Cases of Londres 38 and FUNA." Presented at the Syracuse University's Visible Memories Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Sorensen, K. I. (2007). "Machuca: Chilean Historical Memory as Box Office Success." Presented at the Latin American Studies Association's After the Washington Consensus: Collaborative Scholarship for a New America, Montreal, Canada.

Sorensen, K. I. (2007). "Fernando ha vuelto?: Re-Visioning Historical Memory in Chilean Cinema" Presented at the Mt. Holyoke College's New England Council of Latin American Studies, South Hadley, MA.

Sorensen, K. I. (2007). "Globalization, Media, and Human Rights in Chile." Presented at the National Communication Association's Rethinking Communication within Changing Global Contexts, University of Maine at Orono.

Sorensen, K. I. (2005). "Chilean Historical Memory, Media, and Discourses of Human Rights." Presented at the Syracuse University's Contesting Public Memories, Syracuse, NY.

Sorensen, K. I. (2005). "Chilean Television and Human Rights Discourse: The Case of ChilevisiĆ³n." Presented at the National Communication Association's National Communication Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Sorensen, K. I. (2005). "Mediated Discourses of Chilean National Histories." Presented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media in Transition, Cambridge, MA.

Sorensen, K. I. (2005). "Vistas chilenas: The Performance of Gender, Human Rights, Social Activism, and Politics in Contemporary Chile." Presented at the Cultural Studies Association's Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Sorensen, K. I. (2005). "Local and Global Media Flows of Chilean Human Rights Discourses." Presented at the Vanderbilt University's Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, Nashville, TN.

Service

Department Service
represent Global Studies Department, 2013
GLS 114 Cross Cultural Understanding course coordinator, 2005 - Present
full-time lecturer search committee, 2013 - 2013
represented Global Studies Department - 2013
Global Studies Minor Coordinator, 2013 - 2013
Committee Member for Summer Research Grant Application Review Committee, 2013 - 2013
Global Studies Department respresentative - 2012
student engagement subcommittee, 2011 - 2012
full-time lecturer search committee, 2011 - 2011

University Service
Vice-Chair of Faculty Senate for Faculty Senate, 2013
Committee Member for Bentley University Honors Council, 2013 - Present
tenure track evaluation committee, 2011 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Bentley International Relations Organization, 2009 - Present
Committee Member for LGBTQ@Bentley Steering Committee, 2007 - Present
Committee Member for Bentley University Short Term Education Travel Program Advisory Committee, 2006 - Present
co-director with Anna Siomopoulos, Associate Professor of English and Media Studies for Bentley's International Film Series, 2006
Judge for Best Arts and Science Honors Capstone Award Review Committee - 2013
respondent for Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences Working Seminar Series - 2013
Bentley University representative and participant for Boston's PRIDE Parade, 2007 - 2013
panelist for Gender, Queerness, and Nation roundtable discussion - 2013
Judge for Bentley's Got Talent competition - 2012
facilitator for What Women Want forum - 2012
Coordinator for all Bentley faculty and staff LGBTQ ally training, 2011 - 2012
Salary and Benefits Committee, 2011 - 2012
Bentley's Annual Honors Conference, 2010 - 2012
Business Studies Major task force - 2011
EQUIS accreditation team - 2011
The Laramie Project - 2011
Committee Member for Bentley University Honors Council, 2008 - 2010

Professional Service
Reviewer, Book for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2008 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Asian and African Studies - 2013
external reviewer for grant proposal submitted by Chile's Museum of Memory and Human Rights for Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Social Theory and Practice - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 2009 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Latin American Studies, 2010 - 2010
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Management and Technology in China, 2010 - 2010
Reviewer, Book for Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 - 2009
Reviewer, Textbook for Westview Press, 2009 - 2009
Reviewer, Journal Article for Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research - 2004

Public Service
Guest Speaker for Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School - 2011