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Natalia Mielczarek

Natalia Mielczarek, Assistant Professor

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Natalia Mielczarek, Assistant Professor

School of Communication 
144 Shanks Hall
181 Turner St. NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-1666 |

Natalia Mielczarek is an assistant professor in the School of Communication.

  • Visual communication
  • Iconic images
  • Digital participatory culture & viral content
  • PhD, University of Iowa
  • MA, Missouri School of Journalism
  • BA, Vanderbilt University 
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • International Communication Association


Mielczarek, N. (2016). A useable soccer martyr: The Egyptian ultras and their fight for legitimacy. In M. Sheffer and B. Schultz (Eds.), Sport and religion in the 21st century. New York, NY: Rowan and Littlefield, pp. 95-109.

Journal Articles

Eko, L., & Mielczarek, N. (2015) When memory ‘sees signs’ and ‘plays games’: An analysis of two sports shoe controversies, Visual Communication Quarterly22(3), 160-173.

Mielczarek, N., & Perlmutter, D. (2014). Big pictures and visual propaganda: The lessons of research on the ‘effects’ of photojournalistic icons. In C. Winkler and C. Dauber (Eds.), Visual propaganda and extremism in the online environment. Carlisle, PA: United States Army War College Press, 215-233.

Mielczarek, N. (2013). The 2011 World Press Photo: A study of a modern-day Hagar in Yemen through the prism of collective memory in Islam.” Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, 6(2&3), 217-232.

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