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Natalia Rybas

Assistant Professor
323 Tom Raper Hall


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies. Bowling Green State University
  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Bowling Green State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Spanish, Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute

Current scholarly/research interests

feminist and critical studies of technology, online learning and teaching, critical cultural communication

Selected publications

  • Rybas, N. (2012). Producing the self at the digital interface. In P. H. Cheong, J. N. Martin, & L. Macfadyen (Eds.), New Media and Intercultural Communication: Identity, Community and Politics (Critical Intercultural Communication Studies) (pp. 93-107). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Rybas, N. (2012). Where is my profile picture? Multiple politics of technological mothering and gendered technology. In Radhika Gajjala & Yeon Ju Oh (Eds.), Cyberfemism 2.0. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Gajjala, R., Rybas, N., & Zhang, Y. (2010). Producing digitally mediated environments as sites for critical feminist pedagogy. In D. Fassett & J. Warren (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction (pp. 411-435). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Rybas, N., & Gajjala, R. (2007). Developing cyberethnographic research methods for understanding digitally mediated identities. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8(3). The article can be retrieved from http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-07/07-3-35-e.htm.

Selected previous employment positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Theatre, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, Fall 2008-Summer 2009
  • Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, Fall 2002-Summer 2003, Fall 2004-Spring 2008