Education

2016 – 2020    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

                        Ph.D. in Communication
        

2014-2015      University of Texas at El Paso
                       Master of Arts in Communication
                      

2006-2011      University of Texas at El Paso
                       Bachelor of Arts
 

 

Academic Professionalization

Referred Journal Articles  

Briziarelli, M. & Flores, J. (2018). Professing Contradictions: Knowledge Work and the Neoliberal Condition of Academic Workers. tripleC, 16 (1).

Briziarelli, M., & Flores, J. (2018). Mediation Is the Message: Social Media Ventures in Informational Capitalism. In Chhabra, S. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society (pp. 311-327).

Book Chapters

Flores, J. (2020). The Politics of Social Media: Mediating Ambivalences in the Era of Political Populism. In (Ed.) Kumar, V. Examining the Roles of IT And Social Media in Democratic Development and Social Change, 22-54.

 

Flores, J. & Martinez - Guillem, S. (forthcoming). Co-constructing conflict: The role of humorous memes in re-creating Donald Trump and his “others.”

 

Manuscripts in Preparation

Flores, J. (in preparation). The Memes to the End: Affective Labor, (Fetishistic) Political Participation, and Propaganda on behalf of a Trump National Imaginary

 

Flores, J. (in preparation). The Language of a Nation(al) Imaginary: User Labor and Acts of a Nation

 

Conference Presentations

2021    National Communication Association

            Flores, J. – Spectacular Propaganda: The Case of the Texas Nationalist Movement & #Texit

 

2021    International Communication Association

            Flores, J. & Guillem, M. - Conflict and (lack of) Care: The role of humor in memes in recreating Donald Trump and his “others,” co-                  authored paper

2020    National Communication Association

            Individual Paper: The Memes to the End: Affective Labor, (Fetishistic) Political Participation, and Propaganda on behalf of a Trump                  National Imaginary

                        Top Student Papers in Political Communication Division

 

2019    National Communication Association

            Individual Paper:  Socialization or Radicalization: The role of social media in radical politics of the Alt-Right
            Panel Presentation: White passing identity and ways that it can impact activism in the forensics community

 

2019    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media in Transition 10: Democracy and Digital Media

            Individual Paper: “Official Statements of the President”: Trump’s authoritarian tactics and the use of Twitter”

 

2018    National Communication Association

            Individual Paper: “Like and Share This!” Nationalism: The 2016 U.S. presidential general election and Russian memes
            Individual Paper: The Construction of a Nation: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness in NRATV’s Freedom’s Safest Place

 

2017    National Communication Association

            Individual Paper: “Consider this my trigger warning”: Analyzing perspectives on safe spaces.

 

2017    Summit on Communication and Sport

            Individual Paper: If I could kneel like Kaep: The modern professional athlete as a role model for youth

 

2015    National Communication Association

            Scholar to Scholar: Ferguson: A case study of Twitter as a site of agency construction in social activism.

 

Panel Chair 

2019    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media in Transition 10: Democracy and Digital Media – Panel: Twitter and Politics

 

Invited Talks and Presentations

“Professional Paths After Graduate School.” Department of Communication and Journalism, University of New Mexico, Spring 2022

 

“Political Communication in Digital Spaces.” Research Talk presented along Dr. Rebecca Donaway. Gonzaga University, Fall 2021.

“Power and the Power of a Positive No”: An online PowerPoint lesson on assertive communication, Ombuds/Dispute Resolution Services for Faculty Workshop, prepared for presentation at the University of New Mexico, March 27, 2020

“Valued Conflict and Valued Resolution: The Role of Values in Negotiating Conflict,” Ombuds/Dispute Resolution Services for Faculty Workshop, presented at the University of New Mexico, April 19, 2019.

“(Under)Graduate School Mentor Interview and Q&A,” presented at the University of New Mexico Department of Communication and Journalism, Spring 2019.

 

“A History of Media: Propaganda Then and Now,” presented at the University of New Mexico Department of Communication and Journalism, Fall 2018, C&J 365

 

Media Appearances

“Interview with Dr. Joseph L. Flores.” Academics & Amigos Podcast, May 22, 2020.

Conspiracy Theories on Social Media.” KOB TV News, Albuquerque, NM, January 13, 2021.

As President Biden promotes unity, divisiveness on social media continues.” KOB4 TV News, Albuquerque, NM. January 20, 2021.