Nickie Michaud Wild



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Nickie Michaud Wild



Department of Sociology:


Home:

Mount Holyoke College

229 Glen Ave.

50 College Street

South Hadley, MA 01075

Scotia, NY 12302

Phone: (413) 538-2283

Home Phone: (518) 357-3563

Email: nmichaud@holyoke.edu

Cell Phone: (414) 241-1069



Education

Ph.D. University at Albany, SUNY, December 2014


Dissertation: “Political Criticism and the Power of Satire: The Transformation of ‘Late-Night’ Comedy on Television in the United States, 1980-2008.”

Committee: Ronald Jacobs (chair), Richard Lachmann, Elizabeth Popp-

Berman

M.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sociology, December 2006



Master’s Paper: “The ‘Oprahfication’ of Social Problems: Social Construction of Domestic Violence in the United States as an Individual Problem on a Television Talk Show.”

Committee: Jennifer Jordan (chair), Barbara Ley, Kent Redding

B.A New York University, cum laude in Literature, May, 1995




Publications

Michaud Wild, Nickie. 2015. “Dumb vs. Fake: Representations of Bush and Palin on Saturday Night Live and Their Effects on the Journalistic Public Sphere.” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 59(3): 494–508.


Jacobs, Ronald N. and Nickie Michaud Wild. 2013. “A Cultural Sociology of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 1: 69-95.
News Editor, Sociology Lens 2008-2009

Academic Affiliations
Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University.
American Sociological Association – general membership and Culture Section.
Eastern Sociological Association – general membership.


Awards
Paul Meadows Excellence in Teaching Award for 2013

Department of Sociology, University at Albany



Teaching Experience




Course Development
Origins of Conspiracy Thinking in Contemporary United States Culture. Professional and Graduate Education two-week online intensive two credit course.
Cults, Conspiracies, and Moral Panics. Taught as a standard lecture course; re-developed as a small seminar.
Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror. Taught as a standard lecture course; re-developed as an on-line only course, and also as a small seminar.
Semester-in-Progress Substitution, Political Sociology. During Fall 2011 at SUNY Albany, original instructor was unable to continue with semester. There was a necessity for a new instructor to step in and redesign syllabus, material, exams, and lectures after a few weeks.


Visiting Assistant Professor: Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (seminar)

Sociology of Culture (seminar)

Introduction to Sociology (small lecture) Spring 2016
Origins of Conspiracy Thinking in Contemporary U.S. Culture

(Professional and Graduate Education online) Winter 2016


Cults, Conspiracies and Moral Panics (small seminar)

Introduction to Sociology (small lecture) Fall 2015




Adjunct Professor: College of St. Rose, Albany, NY
Introduction to Sociology (small seminar)

Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (small seminar) Spring 2015


Introduction to Sociology (small seminar) Fall 2014
Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (small seminar) Spring 2014
Introduction to Sociology (small seminar) Fall 2013
Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (small seminar) Spring 2013


Graduate Instructor: University at Albany, SUNY
Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (4-week on-line) Summer 2015
Cults, Conspiracies and Moral Panics (large lecture)

Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (on-line, 2 sessions) Spring 2015


Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (intersession on-line) Winter 2015
Cults, Conspiracies and Moral Panics (large lecture)

Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (on-line, 2 sessions) Fall 2014


Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (4-week on-line, 2 sessions) Summer 2014
Cults, Conspiracies and Moral Panics (large lecture)

Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (on-line, 2 sessions) Spring 2014


Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (intersession on-line) Winter 2014
Cults, Conspiracies and Moral Panics (large lecture)

Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (on-line, 2 sessions) Fall 2013


Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (on-line, 2 sections) Summer 2013
Cults, Conspiracies and Moral Panics (large lecture, 2 sections)

Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (on-line, 2 sessions) Spring 2013


Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (intersession on-line) Winter 2013
Cults, Conspiracies and Moral Panics (large lecture)

Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (on-line, 2 sessions) Fall 2012


Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (on-line, 2 sessions) Summer 2012
Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (large lecture) Spring 2012
Sociology of 9/11 and the War on Terror (large lecture)

Political Sociology (large lecture) Fall 2011


Sociology of Culture (small seminar) Summer 2011
Introduction to Sociology (large lecture) Spring 2011
Introduction to Sociology (large lecture) Fall 2010
Sociology of Culture (small seminar) Summer 2010


Teaching Assistant: University at Albany, SUNY
Sociological Theory, Ronald Jacobs Spring 2010
Co-teaching Intern, Sociology of Culture, Ronald Jacobs

Teaching Assistant, Sociology of Work, James Zetka Fall 2009


Mass Media, Ronald Jacobs Spring 2009
Occupations and Professions, James Zetka Fall 2008
Race, Gender, and Class, Karen Loscocco Spring 2008


Teaching Assistant: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Small Groups (on-line), Sally O’Connor Fall 2006


Discussion Section Leader, Introduction to Sociology, 2004-2006

Thomas S. Moore and Kent Redding




Research Experience

The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, Nancy Denton 2009-2010

Aesthetic Public Sphere projects, Ronald Jacobs 2007-2009

Professional Development
Whatever Should We Do With Millennials?, August 2013

Mastering the Craft of the Interactive Lecture, August 2012

Course Design for Deeper Learning, January 2012

Online Course Development Program, January-May 2012



Teaching Interests

Culture, Popular Culture, Political Humor, Media, Public Sphere, Political Sociology, Moral Panics, Social Problems, and Qualitative Methods.





  1. Research Interests

  2. Cultural Sociology, Politics, Mass Media, Public Sphere, Moral Panics, and Popular Culture.

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings




  1. Eastern Sociological Society

      1. Late Night With: How the Media Shapes Our Political Discourse Session

      2. “Satire’s Changing Face: Late Night Comedy in the Presidential

      3. Election Cycles of 2012 and 2016” 2016 (upcoming)



  2. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

      1. Culture Section Roundtable

“A Documentary that Helped Right a Legal Injustice: The

‘West Memphis 3’ and Cultural Autonomy” 2013


Media Sociology ASA Pre-Conference

“News, Entertainment, or Performative Failure?

Comparing the Parodies of George W. Bush and

Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live in the Journalistic

Public Sphere” 2013




  1. Yale Center for Cultural Sociology Spring Conference

“Political Criticism and the Power of Satire: The Transformation

  1. of ‘Late-Night’ Comedy on Television in the United States.” 2011



  2. Eastern Sociological Society

  3. Violence Against Women Session

“A Narrative Analysis of Domestic Violence in the Media.” 2009
Yale Center for Cultural Sociology Spring Conference

“‘And That’s When He Snapped’: A Comparison of Domestic

Violence Narratives on the Oprah Winfrey Show and NBC

News Programs.” 2009


Professional Service



Yale Center for Cultural Sociology Spring Conference

Session Chair 2014


Eastern Sociological Society

Presider: “Cultural Icons: Representation of Popular Culture.” 2010



University at Albany, SUNY

President, Students of Sociology 2008-2009



Member, Multi-Cultural Affirmative Action Committee 2008-2009




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