Research

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PEER-REVIEWED, SCHOLARLY JOURNAL ARTICLES

Waisanen, Don J. (2015). Comedian-in-Chief: Presidential Jokes as Enthymematic Crisis Rhetoric. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 45(2).

Waisanen, Don J. (2014). Toward Robust Public Engagement: The Value of Deliberative Discourse for Civil Communication. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 17(2), 287-322.

Waisanen, Don J., Friedman, Hershey H., and Friedman, Linda Weiser. (2014). What’s so Funny about Arguing with God? A Case for Playful Argumentation from Jewish Literature. Argumentation: An International Journal on Reasoning, 28(4). [Impact Factor: 0.717, © 2012 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports]

Hayden, Craig , Waisanen, Don J., & Osipova, Yelena (2013). Facilitating the Conversation: The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election and Public Diplomacy Through Social Media. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(11), 1623-1642.

Waisanen, Don J., & Becker, Amy* (2013). From Funny Features to Entertaining Effects: Connecting Approaches to Communication Research on Political Comedy. Review of Communication, 13(3), 161-183. [Lead article; *Both authors contributed equally to the writing of this paper]

Remler, Dahlia, Waisanen, Don J., and Gabor, Andrea (2013). Academic Journalism: A Modest Proposal. Journalism Studies. [Impact Factor 0.798, ©2013 Thomson Reuters, 2012 Journal Citation Reports®]

Waisanen, Don J. (2013). Hermeneutic Range in Church-State Deliberation: Cross Meanings in the Los Angeles County Seal Controversy. Western Journal of Communication, 77(4), 361-381. [Lead article]

Waisanen, Don J. (2013). (Trans)national Advocacy in the Ousting of Milošević: The Otpor Movement’s Glocal Recursions. Communication Studies, 64(2), 158-177.

Waisanen, Don J. (2012). Bordering Populism in Immigration Activism: Outlaw-Civic Discourse in a (Counter)public. Communication Monographs, 79(2), 232-255. [Ranking: 1/67 in Communication; Impact Factor: 2.029, © 2011 Thomson Reuters, 2010 Journal Citation Reports]

Waisanen, Don J. (2011). Political Conversion as Intrapersonal Argument: Self-Dissociation in David Brock’s Blinded by the Right. Argumentation and Advocacy, 47(4), 228-245.

Waisanen, Don J. (2011). Crafting Hyperreal Spaces for Comic Insights: The Onion News Network’s Ironic Iconicity. Communication Quarterly, 59(5), 508-528. [Lead article]

Waisanen, Don J. (2011). Jokes Inviting More than Laughter . . . Joan Rivers’s Political-Rhetorical Worldview. Comedy Studies, 2(2), 139-150.

Waisanen, Don J. (2011). Satirical Visions with Public Consequence?: Dennis Miller’s Ranting Rhetorical Persona. American Communication Journal, 13(1), 24-44.

Becker, Amy, Xenos, Michael, & Waisanen, Don J. (2010). Sizing up The Daily Show: Audience Perceptions of Political Comedy Programming. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 18(3), 144-157.

Waisanen, Don J. (2009). A Citizen’s Guides to Democracy Inaction: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Comic Rhetorical Criticism. Southern Communication Journal, 74(2), 119-140. [Lead article]

Waisanen, Don J., & Reynolds, Rodney A. (2008). Side-Coaching the Public Speech: Toward Improvisational Delivery Adjustments in the Moment. Communication Teacher, 1(1), 18-21.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Hoffman, David, & Waisanen, Don J. (2014). At the Digital Frontier of Rhetorical Studies: An Overview of Tools and Methods for Computer-Aided Textual Analysis. In Jim Rodolfo and Bill Hart-Davidson (Eds.), Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Waisanen, Don J. (2014). Standing-Up to the Politics of Comedy. In Roderick Hart (Ed.), Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere (pp. 426-442). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Waisanen, Don J. (2014). The Onion. In Kerric Harvey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics (pp. 913-914). Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press/Sage.

Waisanen, Don J. (2013). An Alternative Sense of Humor: The Problems with Crossing Comedy and Politics in Public Discourse. In Clarke Rountree (Ed.), Venomous Speech and other Problems in American Political Discourse (Vol. 2; pp. 299-315). New York, NY: Praegar.

Lageson, Sarah, Erensu, Sinan, & Green, Kyle (exp. 2013). Laughter and the Political Landscape. In Doug Hartmann & Chris Uggen (Eds.), The Social Side of Politics. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co. **Contributor to roundtable exchange along with R. Lance Holbert, Heather LaMarre, Kristen Landreville, Bruce Williams, and Dannagal Young.

Waisanen, Don J. (2011). Trust and Social Networks. In George Barnett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networking (Vol. 2; pp. 874-877). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

REFEREED VOLUMES AND PROCEEDINGS

Waisanen, Don J. (2013). Shouting, Clapping, and Laughing with the Monks: Toward a Boisterous, Cosmopolitan Argumentation Pedagogy. In Catherine Palczewski (Ed.), Disturbing Argument. New York, NY: Routledge.

Waisanen, Don J. (2011). Argument Ecologies in Social Media: Populist Reason in Facebook Immigration Pages. In Robert Rowland (Ed.), Reasoned Argument and Social Change. Washington, DC: National Communication Association.

Waisanen, Don J. (2009). Facebook, Diasporic-Virtual Publics, and Networked Argumentation. In Dennis Gouran (Ed.), The Functions of Argument and Social Context. Washington, DC: National Communication Association.

Waisanen, Don J., & Suzuki, Takeshi (2008). From The Colbert Report to Counterfactual Argument: Reflections on Parodic Public Spheres. Proceedings of the 3rd Tokyo Conference on Argumentation, Tokyo, Japan.

Waisanen, Don J., & Suzuki, Takeshi (2007). Audience Deliberation in the Parodic, Epideictic Public Sphere: Polarization, Critical Engagement, or Playful Politics? In David Zarefsky (Ed.), Concerning Argument. Washington, DC: National Communication Association.

BOOK REVIEWS

Waisanen, Don J. (2009). Identity’s Strategy: Rhetorical Selves in Conversion [Book Review]. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 12(1), 145-147.

Waisanen, Don J. (2008). The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America [Book Review]. International Journal of Communication, 2, 8-10.

Waisanen, Don J. (2008). Culture-on-Demand: Communication in a Crisis World [Book Review]. Journal of Communication and Religion, 31(2), 342-346.