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Mary E. McCoy


Dr. Mary E. McCoy is Director of Advancement and Outreach at UW-Madison's Center for Southeast Asian Studies. She also teaches courses on Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture in UW-Madison's Department of Communication Arts. Her research focuses on media and democratization, with particular emphasis on Indonesia, social movements, rhetorical genres, and freedom of speech.


Courses:
CA 470: Contemporary Political Discourse — The Rhetoric of Modern Democratic Revolutions
CA 610: Freedom of Speech in Global Perspective
CA 472: Rhetoric & Technology

Education:
Ph.D. Northwestern University, Communication Studies, 2005
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Southeast Asian Studies, 1995
B.A. Oberlin College, English/Theater, 1990

Lectures/Conference Papers:
League of Women Voters Great Decisions Lecture Series, Manitowoc Public Library, Manitowoc, WI, March 5, 2012, “Indonesia in the New Millennium.” Invited lecture.

Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, 26 May 2012, Co-Chair: Religion, Identification, and the Reframing of Human Rights.  Paper: “Religious Identifications/Purifications/Excisions.”

National Communication Association 97th Annual Convention, New Orleans, 11 November 2011, Chair: Contested Patriotisms: Capturing the State Through Pride and Intolerance. Paper: “Purifying Islam in an Emerging Democracy: The Resurgence of Corporatism and Islamic Community in Indonesia.”

Rhetoric Society of America 4th Biennial Institute, Boulder, 20-26 June 2011, Digital Humanities and the History of Rhetoric Seminar, Communication and Social Justice in an Age of Globalization Workshop. Paper: “The Resurgence of Corporatism and Islamic Community in Indonesia.”

National Communication Association 96th Annual Convention, San Francisco, 14-17 November 2010, Panel: A Status Update: Reconceptualizing Political Participation in New Media Contexts. Paper: “New Media and Popular Mobilization: Two Cases from Post-Authoritarian Indonesia.”

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lecture Series,
16 April 2010, “Indonesia: The Triumph of Transparency.”

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lecture Series,
8 December 2006, “When Scandals Get Legs: Baligate, Buloggate, and All the Gates.”

Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Association for Asian Studies, Madison, WI, 21 October 2006, Chair: Changes in Media in Post-Suharto Indonesia.
Paper: “Framing Pandemonium: Changes in Broadcast News Post-Suharto.”           

Centre for Investigative Journalism, City University of London, 22 July 2006, Summer School & Regional Conference on Investigative Journalism, Paper: “Breaking the Big Story: Controlling the Narrative Arc of Scandal.”

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lecture Series,
23 September 2005, “Scandal in the Making of a Modern Democracy: The Case of Indonesia.

Gaston Z. Ortigas Institute, Ateneo de Manila University,  Legacies of Authoritarianism Research Circle, 16 August 2001, Discussant, “Legacies of Authoritarianism: Interrogating Reconciliation.”

Midwest Graduate Conference, Madison, WI, 27-29 April 2001, “The Press, the Crowd, and Democratization: Insights from the Philippine Case.”

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 20 April 2001, “The Media’s Role in Rebuilding Democracy: Institutionalizing Uncertainty in Indonesia.”

Association for Asian Studies, National Conference, Chicago, IL, 22-25 March 2001,
     Panel Organizer: Incomplete Transitions--Democratization and the Press in Southeast Asia, Paper: “Vestiges of Authoritarian Rule: The Executive and the Philippine Press.”

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Legacies of Authoritarianism Research Circle, Cape Town, South Africa, 21-26 May 2000, International Conference Coordinator and Discussant for Indonesia.

International Communication Association, Jerusalem, Israel, 21 July 1998, Panel: Concepts in the Sociology of Journalism, Paper: “Dark Alliance: News Repair and Institutional Authority in the Age of the Internet.”

International Communication Association, Jerusalem, Israel, 21 July 1998, Chair and Respondent, Panel: “The Television Industry Around the World.”


Publications:
“Religion, Nationalism and Civic Engagement in Indonesia,” invited book chapter, in Jeffrey Ringer and Mike DePalma, eds., Mapping Religious Rhetorics: A Critical Reader for Rhetoric and Writing Scholars (2013). [forthcoming]

“Purifying Islam in an Emerging Democracy: Metaphor and the Rise of Religious Intolerance in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs. [forthcoming]

“Free Speech,” Encyclopedia of Global Studies (Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2012), 14 pp. ms.

Ph.D. Dissertation, “The Media in Democratic Transitions: Institutionalizing Uncertainty in Post-Suharto Indonesia” (Northwestern University, Communication Studies, 2005), 592 pp.

“News Repair and Institutional Authority in the Age of the Internet,” Journal of Communication, Vol. 51, no. 1 (March 2001), pp. 164-193.

Book Review, LOSING CONTROL: Freedom of the Press in Asia, edited by Louise Williams and Roland Rich, Canberra, Australia: Asia Pacific Press, 2000.

Government Consultancies:
“Independent Evaluation of the Internews Media Program in Indonesia,” U.S. Agency for International Development (U.S. AID), Office of Transition Initiatives & U.S. AID/Indonesia Office of Community and Civic Participation, Jakarta, June 2000, 73 pp.

Works in Progress:
Media, Deliberation and Democracy: Institutionalizing Uncertainty in Post-Suharto Indonesia, book manuscript, to be submitted for publication in 2013.

“Form as Argument: The Global Migration of Meaning in Genre,” Quarterly Journal of Speech [review].

Honors/Awards:
Research grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer 2009
National Recognition of Excellence, Secondary Teaching, Educational Testing Service, November 18, 2006
Alumnae Fellow, Northwestern University, 1999-2000
Dissertation Year Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1999-2000
Dissertation Research Fellowship, Institute for the Study of World Politics, 1998-99
Research grant, Institute for the Study of World Politics, 1998-1999
Research grant, US-Indonesia Society, 1998-99
Research grant, Ford Foundation Award, Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS), Northwestern University, 1998-99
U.S. Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian (COTI), Summer 1996
Research grant, U.S.-Indonesia Society, 1996
University Fellow, Northwestern University, 1995-96
Graduate Fellowship, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995-96 [declined]
U.S. Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 1995-96, Summer 1994, 1993-94
Danforth Oberlin-in-London Scholar, 1989


How to contact Dr. McCoy:
Email: mccoy2@wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 263-1755
Address: 207 Ingraham Hall
Office Hours: Friday 3-5pm and by appointment

 

 

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Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Madison, WI 53706-1397
phone: (608) 263-1755
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e-mail: seasia@intl-institute.wisc.edu