Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Performance Ensemble
Ph.D., 2008, University of South Florida
Jeanine Marie Mingé (PhD, University of South Florida) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. She is currently serving as the Basic Course Director and Co-Director of the CSUN Performance Ensemble.
Her areas of research interest include Health Communication, Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, and Qualitative Methods. All of her work is dedicated to cultivating social justice through use of narrative, visual imagery, poetry, installation art, and performance. Her book co-authored with Amber Lynn Zimmerman was published by Routledge Publishing Company in the series Innovative Ethnographies is entitled Concrete and Dust: Mapping the Sexual Terrains of Los Angeles. This research has garnered national attention. In April of 2011, Jeanine was invited to give the Keynote Address about her book at James Madison University for their 33rd Annual Communication Studies Conference.
She has published two chapters in two different handbooks; The Handbook for Autoethnography co-edited by Stacy Holman Jones, Tony Adams and Carolyn Ellis and Critical Autoethnography: Intersecting Cultural Identities in Everyday Life co-edited by Robin Boylorn and Mark Orbe. She has also published work in Text and Performance Quarterly, Qualitative Inquiry and Studies in Symbolic Interactionism.
Jeanine is currently working on her next book entitled Cancer and Caregiving: A Love Storyand a co-authored chapter entitled Health Communication and Technology in the edition of Communicating Health: Personal, Cultural, and Political Complexitiesedited by Patricia Geist-Martin, and Barbara F. Sharf.
Jeanine also travels and works with the non-profit activist organization the Floating Doctors in Panama. The Floating Doctors Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide. Jeanine is working on a Digital Storytelling Project with the population of people the Floating Doctors serve, the Ngäbe. The Ngäbe and Buglé combine to make the Guaymí; the largest group of indigenous people that live in the Republic of Panama.