Ashik M. Shafi
Ashik Shafi’s research interests include framing of political events in social media, news reception and credibility on online networks and entertainment use of user-generate sites. He has published a book chapter on the use of Facebook in the 2012 election and another chapter on the role of television as a public sphere in Bangladesh. Courses taught: Research methods in communication and public relations (COM 4210), Survey of Mass Communication (COM 1500), and Oral Communications (COM 1010). He worked as a newspaper reporter in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and as an intern at a think tank in Washington DC.
Degrees and Certifications
• Fourth year doctoral student (Passed Comprehensive exam in November, 2014)
Department of Communication
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
• Master of Arts in Mass Communication (with thesis)
Texas Tech University, TX.
December, 2011, GPA 3.64
• Bachelor of Social Science in Mass Communication and Journalism
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
September, 2008, second division.
Shafi, A. & Vultee, F (In press). Facebook as a political campaign tool? Agenda and rhetorical contents of the Facebook posts of presidential candidates in the 2012 US election cam- paign. In I. Vobic & T. Dezelan (Eds.), (R)evolutionizing Political Communication through Social Media. Hershey, PA: IGI Global publications.
Shafi, A. & Genilo, J.W. (2013). Television and public sphere in Bangladesh. In B. Shoesmith, J.W. Genilo & M. Asiuzzaman (Eds.), Bangladesh’s changing mediascape: From state control to market forces. London: Intellect Publications.
Shafi, A. (2014). Debates on Effect of New Media: Tracing the Roots of Pro and Anti- Tech- nology Views. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, April 2-4, Minneapolis, MN.
Shafi, A. & Wilkinson, K. (2015). De-westernizing mass communication theories: A study of the agenda-setting theory of the mass media in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, April 27-28, Madison, WI.
Shafi, A. (2015). Campaign for Campaign’s Sake? Interactivity and Engagement in Social Media Campaigns in the 2012 Presidential Elections. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, April 27-28, Madison, WI.
Shafi, A. (2011). Agenda-setting effect of the media in Bangladesh. Unpublished master’s thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
Chaired a discussion panel titled Teaching the possible: unique approaches and challenges to the public speaking course at annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, MO, April 6, 2013.
Shafi, A. (2014). I gave them a voice: Narrative of the marginalized communities in a stratified city. Panel discussion at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 27, 2014.
Shafi, A. (2015). Inner and outer network cues in political discussion in social media. Research Colloquium, Department of Communication, Wayne State University, April 3.
Shafi, A. (2013). Characteristics of Facebook posts by the two presidential candidates in the 2012 presidential election. Poster presentation, Communication Research Day, Wayne State University, April 19.
• Research methods in communication and public relations
• Communication research
• Survey of Mass Communication
• Public Speaking
• Communication law
• News reporting
• Mass media and society
• Introduction to photography
• Survey of mass communication
• Principles of journalism