• Distinguished Professor, Communication

Research Statement

I work within the field of communication on critical rhetorical studies. I use ideographic methods of analysis in my study of major public, social, economic, and legal controversies. My areas of specialties include the study of law and rhetoric, critical memory studies, post-colonial studies, and freedom of expression


  • Ghabra, H. S., and Hasian, M., Jr. (2016, February 28). World War Z, The Zombie Apocalypse, and How We Learned to Stop Worrying about the Israeli “Security” Wall. Top Three Faculty Papers in Intercultural Communication, Western States Communication Association, 87th Annual Convention, San Diego, California. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/28/2017.
  • The Media Coverage of the Munich Demnjanjuk Trial, Second Generation Traumas, and the "Grey Zone" of Holocaust Culpability. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/15/2010.
  • Flipping for Sides: Counterinsurgency Doctrines, Obama's "Long War," and the Debates about U.S. Military Policy in Afghanistan" Co-authored along with Nicholas Russell, University of Utah, Michael Middleton, Univ of Utah, and Sean Lawson, Univ of Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/14/2010.
  • I was invited to Solely present the Annual Jeffrey Auer Lecture in the Depatment of Communication and Culture, Indiana University. Presentation Title: U.S. Foreign Policy, 21st Century Lawfare, and the Challenges of Humanitarian Interventionism. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/25/2010.
  • In search of national exigencies: Colin Powell, the Federalist Society, and the enduring search for mythic Iraq weapons. National Communication Association, San Diego. Conference Paper, Presented, 2008.
  • Anderson, C., Wood, R., & Hasian, M. Jr. Oppositional voices and transnational justice: The "Blood Diamonds" controversies in West Africa. National Communication Association, San Diego. Conference Paper, Presented, 2008.


  • Nicholas Paliewicz and Marouf Hasian, Jr (2019). The Securitization of Memorial Space at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. University of Nebraska Press. Published, 06/10/2019.
  • Hasian, M. Jr. & Stephanie M. Muller (2019). Decolonizing conservationist Hero narratives: A critical genealogy of William T. Hornaday and colonial conservation rhetorics. Atlantic Journal of Commucation. Accepted, 05/05/2019.
  • Paliewicz, N. S., & Hasian, M., Jr. (2017, January). Popular Memory at Ground Zero: A Heterotopology of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Popular Communication, 15(1), 19-36. ttp:// Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Hasian, M., Jr., and Muller, S. (forthcoming). Containing the power of child migrant imagery, the domestication of Aylan Kurdi’s public memories, and the Securitization of the EU’s migrant “crisis.” In Seen But Not Heart: Interdisciplinary perspectives On Child Migrants. Edited by Ryan J. Tomas and May Grace. Lexington Press. Accepted, 09/09/2016.
  • Hasian, M., Jr., and Muller, S. (forthcoming). Repatriation debates in peace and conflict studies and a post-colonial critique of the “last” of the Tasmanians. Edited Handbook on Conflict and Peace Communication, edited by Sudeshna Roy. Invited. Accepted, 06/06/2016.
  • Hasian, M., Jr., & Paliewicz, N. (forthcoming). Thanatopolitical spaces and symbolic counterterrorism at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Invited. Edited book by Thomas Nakayama and Yolanta Drzewiecka. Accepted, 01/11/2016.
  • Hasian, M., Jr. (2017, forthcoming). The diseased “terror tunnels” in Gaza, Israeli surveillance, and the autoimmunization of an illiberal democracy. Media Tropes, Invited. Accepted, 01/08/2016.
  • Hasian, M.A., M. Muller & J.A. Maldonado. (2017, forthcoming). Democratic Dissent and the Politics of Rescue during the 21st Century EU Migration “Crisis.” Javnost-The Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture. Special Issue: Invited by Robert Ivie. Accepted, 01/06/2016.
  • Hasian, M., Jr. (2016, June). Untimely meditations: Praxis, critical intercultural studies, and memoricide. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 9(3), 268-271. Published, 01/06/2016.
  • Hasian, M, Jr. and Muller, S. (2016, May). Post-conflict initiatives, British Mau Mau compensation, and the mastering of colonial pasts. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 11(2), 164-180. Hasian, M, Jr. and Muller, S. (2016, May). Post-conflict initiatives, British Mau Mau compensation, and the mastering of colonial pasts. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 11(2), 164-180. Published, 01/05/2016.
  • A Postcolonial Critique of the Linde et al. v. Arab Bank, PLC “terrorism” Bank Cases, completed book submitted to Palgrave Macmillan for review, November, 2014. Published, 12/05/2015.
  • Tim McGirk, parrhesiastic rhetorc, and mass-mediated representations of Haditha. The Communication Review. Accepted, 12/10/2013.
  • Remembering the Responsibility to Protect (RP2) in 21st century human rights rhetoric. The Quarterly Journal of Spcceh, forthcoming. Accepted, 12/05/2013.
  • (forthcoming). Biopolitics and thanatopolitics at Guántanamo, and the Weapons of the weak in the lawfare over force-feeding. Law and Literature. Accepted, 10/11/2013.
  • Hasian, M., Jr., & Lawson, S. The Syrian Rebellion and the “First Social Media War. In Julie Dee and Susan J. Drucker, From Tahrir Square to Gezi Park: Social Networks as Facilitators of Social Movements. Bern: Peter Lang. Accepted, 08/08/2013.
  • American Exceptionalism and the bin laden Raid. Third World Quarterly, 33(10), 1803-1820. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2012.728317. Published, 10/2012.
  • Feighery, G., Hasian, M., Jr., and Rieke, R. (2011). The search for social justice and the presumption of innocence in the Duke University Lacrosse Case of 2006-2007 (pp. 258-272) In Cheney, G., May, S., & Munshi, D. (Eds).Handbook of Communication Ethics. Routledge. Published, 01/01/2011.
  • Hasian, M., Jr. (2011, forthcoming). Book Review of Greg Dickinson, Carole Blair, and Brian L. Ott, Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials (Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2010), for The Quarterly Journal of Speech. Accepted, 12/10/2010.
  • Hasian, M. Jr. (2010, Oct./Dec.) U.S. Military Perceptions of Victory in Iraq, the "Long War" Against Terrorism, and the Enduring Rhetorical Power of the 2006 Counterinsurgency Manual. Western Journal of Communication 74 (5), 570-587. Published, 10/10/2010.
  • Wood, R., Hall, D.H., & Hasian, M., Jr. Globalization, social justice movements, and the human genome diversity debates: A case study in health activism. In H. M. Zoller & M. J. Dutta (Eds.), Emerging perspectives in health communication: Meaning, culture, and power (pp. 431-446). New York Rutledge. Published, 2008.