Re-Introducing Anastacia Kurylo, Stereotype Guru

July 6th, 2015 | Categories: Uncategorized

Anastacia Kurylo (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is the proud founder of TheCommunicatedStereotype.com.

Her primary research area explores communicated stereotypes and their consequences for interpersonal, intercultural, and workplace outcomes. Her current scholarship focuses on how stereotypes are maintained over time through communication. As a treatise on her scholarly view of stereotypes and a foundation for the perspectives expressed in her blog, she has recently published:

    The Communicated Stereotype: From Celebrity Vilification to Everyday Talk.

    The Communicated Stereotype: From Celebrity Vilification to Everyday Talk argues that a consequential interactional dilemma is enacted when people communicate stereotypes in everyday talk. The interactional dilemma is a result of the tension between a political correctness movement that prescribes against the communication of stereotypes and the benefits gained from communicating these in conversation. Despite the punishment and shame that befalls celebrities who communicate stereotypes, people continue to communicate stereotypes in everyday conversation often evoking little if any outrage. The process whereby the vilification of celebrities diverts attention from the everyday communication of stereotypes and emboldens people to communicate stereotypes without self-criticism. The way this interactional dilemma is handled in conversation helps to explain why stereotypes are maintained over time within a culture despite deterrents intended to dissuade people from using them. An appreciation of stereotypes as poor communication choices provides the potential for the reduction of stereotype use.

As a consultant and teacher, Dr. Kurylo has trained academics, practitioners, and students on a variety of topics including:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Conflict Management
  • Gender Inclusivity
  • Teamwork and Small Group Communication Skills
  • Leadership Communication
  • Workplace Stereotyping
  • Public Speaking
  • Anti-Bullying

To read Dr. Kurylo’s work please visit Academica.Edu or ResearchNet. Dr. Kurylo publishes in a variety of formats including:

  • books
  • teaching activities
  • book chapters
  • encyclopedia/ dictionary entries
  • book reviews
  • scholarly articles
  • popular press articles
  • blogs

Dr. Kurylo is a full-time professor at St. Joseph’s College. In her fifteen years of teaching she has taught at various colleges including:

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • New York University
  • Pace University
  • Rutgers University
  • St. John’s University

Dr. Kurylo has presented at numerous conferences discussing issues related to her four areas of scholarship: stereotypes and culture, pedagogy and mentoring, new media, and public relations. She studies these topics using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies such as:

  • content analysis
  • discourse analysis
  • thematic analysis
  • experimental methods
  • survey methods

Dr. Kurylo serves as a reviewer for several journals and holds membership and positions in various communication associations and boards.

In addition to her academic work, Dr. Kurylo enjoys creating mosaics, eating in cafes, and blogging.

Dr. Kurylo is available for speaking engagements and interviews. Please contact her at: TheCommunicatedStereotype@gmail.com

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