Research

Recent Awards

  • Top Overall Paper, Western States Communication Association’s Media Studies Division.  Anaheim, CA. Feb. 2014.
  • Top Four Paper, Western States Communication Association’s Performance Studies Division.  Anaheim, CA. Feb. 2014.
  • Top Four Paper, Western States Communication Association’s Organization for Research on Women and Communication Division.  Anaheim, CA. Feb. 2014.
  • Winner, Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies for a series of work produced from 2007-2012, notably “Re-membering Daddy” and “Tales of a Fighting Bobcat.” National Communication Association, 2012.
  • Best Article of the Year Award for “Tales of a Fighting Bobcat” awarded by NCA’s Ethnography Division.  New Orleans, LA, Nov. 2011.
  • Best Article of the Year Award for “Skinny Bones #126-774-835-29” awarded by NCA’s Ethnography Division.  San Diego, CA, Nov. 2008.
  • Top Five Paper. National Communication Association’s Performance Studies Division.  New Orleans, LA.  Nov. 2011.
  • Top Three Paper, Western States Communication Association’s Performance Studies Division.  Tempe, AZ, Feb. 2009.
  • Top Four Paper, Western States Communication Association’s Performance Studies Division.  Seattle, WA, Feb. 2007.
  • 2006 Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award given by NCA’s Ethnography Division and the Carl Couch Center.
  • Outstanding Dissertation awarded by Arizona State University’s Ubiquity Organization.  Spring 2006.
  • Top Five Paper, National Communication Association’s Performance Studies Division.  Boston, MA.  Nov. 2005.
  • Top Student Paper, Western Speech Communication Association’s Organization for Research on Women and Communication Division.  San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2005.
  • Top Four Paper Award, National Communication Association’s Ethnography Division, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2004.
  • Top Student Paper, National Communication Association’s Ethnography Division, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2004.
  • Top Five Debut Paper, National Communication Association’s Performance Studies Division, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2004.
  • Top Debut Paper, Western Speech Communication Association’s Performance Studies Division.  Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 2004.

Representative Scholarship

Recent Peer-Reviewed Scholarship

Journal Articles

Fox, Ragan C.  “Charting the Yeast Radio Virus: Exploring the Potential of Critical Virology.”  Western Journal of Communication 4 (2010): 417-435.

Fox, Ragan C. “From Heterophobia to Gayville.” Text and Performance Quarterly 30 (2010): 430-439.

Fox, Ragan C. “‘Homo-work’: Queering Academic Communication and Communicating Queer in Academia.” Text and Performance Quarterly 33 (2013): 58-76.

Fox, Ragan C.  “Gay Grows Up: An Interpretive Study of Aging Metaphors and Queer Identity.”  Journal of Homosexuality 52 (2007): 33-61.

Fox, Ragan C.  “Implicative Performance: Staging the ‘Jena Six’ Controversy in the Midst of the Proposition 8 Debate.” Text and Performance Quarterly 31 (2011): 93-99.

Fox, Ragan C.  “Negative: Using Performative Interventions to Explore HIV-Negativity.”  Theatre Topics 16 (2006): 47-64.

Fox, Ragan C. “Ragan Fox is a Gay Slam Poet: An Autobiographical Exploration of Performance Poetry’s Performative Implications.” Text and Performance Quarterly 30 (2010): 420-429.

Fox, Ragan C.  “Raging Against Rage: Telling Tales of Taboo, Molestation, and Anger.”  Text and Performance Quarterly 26 (2006): 98-107.

Fox, Ragan C.  “Re-membering Daddy: Autoethnographic Reflections of my Father and Alzheimer’s Disease.”  Text and Performance Quarterly 30 (2010): 3-20. Lead Article. Translated for NCA’s Communication Currents. Text and Performance Quarterly’s most downloaded article of 2010. (http://www.natcom.org/uploadedFiles/Teaching_and_Learning/CARD_Calls/PDF-CARDCalls-Publishing_Resources_February_2012.pdf)

Fox, Ragan C.  “Skinny Bones #126-774-835-29: Thin Gay Bodies Signifying a Modern Plague.”  Text and Performance Quarterly 27 (2007): 3-19.  Lead Article.  Winner, Best Article of the Year (NCA’s Ethnography Division).

Fox, Ragan C.  “Sober Drag Queens, Digital Forests, and Bloated ‘Lesbians’ (Oh, My!): Performing Gay Identities Online.”  Qualitative Inquiry 14 (2008): 1245-1263.

Fox, Ragan C.  “Tales of a Fighting Bobcat: An ‘Auto-archaeology’ of Gay Identity Formation and Maintenance.” Text and Performance Quarterly 30  (2010): 122-142.  Winner, Best Article of the Year (NCA’s Ethnography Division).  Reviewed in the 28 May 2010 Critical Lede podcast: http://www.thecriticallede.com/The_Critical_Lede/The_Critical_Lede_Podcast/Entries/2010/5/28_Entry_1.html

Fox, Ragan C. “‘You are not Allowed to Talk about Production’: Narratization on (and off) the Set of CBS’s Big Brother.” Critical Studies in Media Communication. (2013): In press.

BOOK CHAPTER

Fox, Ragan C.  “‘Narratizing Risk: HIV Performativity and the Communication of Desire.”  Communicating about HIV/AIDS: Taboo Topics and Difficult Conversations.  Eds. Margaret D’Silva, Joy Hart, and Kandi Walker.  Hampton Press.  (In press.)