Jacqueline Bruscella publishes journal article

Jacqueline S. Bruscella, Ph.D., in the department of Communication and Media, recently published a peer-reviewed journal article titled “Four Flows theory and materiality: ISIL’s use of material resources in its communicative constitution.” This theory piece was published in Communication Monographs and is currently available online.

The article stems from the research Bruscella conducted for her dissertation, which dealt with the communicative constitution of “complex organizations,” such as the terrorist organization ISIL (re: ISIS, the Islamic State). In this article, she illustrates how members of ISIL engaged in various communication strategies throughout their magazine series which emphasized and attributed meaning to their material resources (such as infrastructure, technology, currency, etc.) in their attempt to establish credibility and legitimacy.