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The list below gives the references of articles authored or co-authored by Webster Vienna Private University professors and published in peer-reviewed journals. Our faculty names are in bold.

Löwstedt, Anthony and Kapidžić, A. (2023). Communication in Dignity since Early Antiquity: From Ptahhotep to Current Ethics and International Law, accepted and forthcoming, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, doi:10.1080/17475759.2023.2264851

Löwstedt, Anthony and Fasching-Gray, B. (2023). Development of Information and Communications echnologies (Including Library and Learning Technologies), in D. Baker and L. Ellis (eds.) Encyclopedia of Libraries, Librarianship, and Information Science (ELLIS), Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Wiggins, Bradley and Degen, M., Köhler A., Spiller, R., (2023) Streaming Journalism: Usage, Potential, and Limitations of Facebook Live in Germany and the USA, Journal of Communications Media, (Accepted for publication).

Wiggins, Bradley and Seiffert-Brockmann, J., Nothhaft, H. (2023). The Memes Eye View of Strategic Communication. International Journal of Strategic Communication. (Accepted for publication)

Wiggins, Bradley (2022) 'Nothing Can Stop What's Coming': An Analysis of the Conspiracy Theory Discourse on 4chan's /Pol Board, Discourse and Society, 34(3), 381-398; DOI: (First published online Nov 2022).

Non-academic publications

Löwstedt, Anthony (2022) Ecocide, Biocultural Diversity, and the Media, Webster University News, op-ed.

Chen, M., and Bell, R. A. (2021). Effects of point of view on narrative persuasion: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Health, 1, 1-18. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2021.1894331.

Chen, M. and Bell, R. A., Taylor, L. (2021). Narratives of prevention and affliction in type 2 diabetes: Mechanisms of influence in a sample of middle-aged women. Journal of Health Communication, 1, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2021.1913678.

Löwstedt, A. (2021). Fighting Censorship: A Shift from Freedom to Diversity. Chapter 1 in M. Deflem and D. M. D. Silva (Eds.). Media and Law: Between Free Speech and Censorship (Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance: Vol. 26). Bingley, UK: Emerald Press, pp. 9-23. ISBN: 978-1-80071-730-5.

Wiggins, B. E. (2020, August). Boogaloo and Civil War 2: Memetic antagonism in expressions of covert activism. New Media and Society.

Wiggins, B. E. (2020, November). Memes and the media narrative: the Nike-Kaepernick controversy. Internet Pragmatics, 3(2), 202-222.

Löwstedt, A. (2020). Developmental Stages of Information and Communication Technology, Communication Theory, Oxford University Press, DOI: 10.1093/ctk/qtaa015.

Löwstedt, A. (2018, Sept.). Globalization and Media Ethics, in P.L. Plaisance (Ed.). Ethics in Communication, Volume 26 in de Gruyter Mouton Handbooks of Communication Science series, Peter Schulz and Paul Cobley (series Eds.).

Löwstedt, A. (2018, May). Do We Still Adhere to the Norms of Ancient Egypt? A Comparison of Ptahhotep’s Communication Ethics with Current Regulatory Principles. International Communication Gazette.

Löwstedt, A. (2018, May). ICT Development, Cultural Diversity and Long-term Progress: A Stage-sequence Theory. Submitted to Communication Theory.

Chen, M., Bell, R. A., and Taylor, L. D. (2017). Persuasive effects of point of view, protagonist competence, and similarity in a health narrative about type 2 diabetes. Journal of Health Communication, 22, 702-712.

Peña, J., and Chen, M. (2017). With great power comes great responsibility: Superhero primes and expansive poses influence prosocial behavior after a motion-controlled game task. Computers in Human Behavior, 76, 378-385.

Peña, J., and Chen, M. (2017). Playing with power: Power poses affect enjoyment, social presence, controller responsiveness, and arousal when playing natural motion controller games. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 428-435.

Löwstedt, A. and Mboti, N. (2017). Media Racism: Beyond Modernity and Postmodernity, in Power and Media: Ownership, Sponsorship, Censorship, edited by A. Löwstedt, M. Schwärzler-Brodesser, and B. E. Wiggins, Issue 1-2 of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, Vol. 13, pp. 111-130.

Wiggins, B.E. (2017). Navigating an immersive narratology: Fake news and the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. International Journal of E-Politics 8(3), 16-33.

Wiggins, B.E. (2017). Digital dispatches from the 2016 US election: Popular culture, intertextuality and media power. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 13(1-2), 197-205.

Wiggins, B.E. (2017). Intercultural games and simulations. In Y.Y. Kim and K. McKay-Semmler (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (pp. 1-12). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chen, M., Bell, R.A., and Taylor, L.A. (2016). Narrator point of view and persuasion in health narratives: The role of similarity, identification, and susceptibility. Journal of Health Communication, 21, 908-918.

Berger, C., Ya, H., and Chen, M. (2016). Story appraisal theory: From story kernel appraisal to implications and impact. Communication Research, 1, 1-30.

Wiggins, B.E. (2016). Crimea River: Directionality in memes from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. International Journal of Communication, 10(2016), 451-495.

Wiggins, B.E. (2016). An overview and study on the use of games, simulations, and gamification in higher education. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 6(1), 18-29.

Chen, M., McGlone, M.S., Bell, R.A. (2015). Persuasive effects of linguistic agency assignments and point of view in narrative health messages about colon cancer. Journal of Health Communication, 20, 977-988.

Wiggins, B. E., and Bowers, G. B. (2015). Memes as genre: A structurational analysis of the memescape. New Media and Society, 17, 1886-1906.

Wiggins, B.E., and Simkowski, S. (2014). Convergence and divergence: Accommodating online cross-cultural communication styles. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 11(12), 51-60.

Wiggins, B.E. (2014, Sept. 22). How the Russia-Ukraine crisis became a magnet for memes. The Conversation.

Löwstedt, A., and Al-Wahid, S. (2013). Cultural diversity and the global regulation of new media technologies. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 9(2), 195-200.

Wiggins, B.E. (2013). Flexible coherence: Re-thinking e-learning design principles for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Contemporary Educational Technology, 4(1)¸30-49.

Wiggins, B.E. (2012). Toward a model of intercultural communication for simulations. Simulation and Gaming, 43(4), 550-572.

Löwstedt, A., and Madhoun, H. (2010). Wenn Fakten auf der Strecke bleiben: Die Rollen der Medien im Nahostkonflikt (‚When the Facts Don’t Make It: The Roles of the Media in the Middle East Conflict’). International: Die Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, 31(2), 36-38.

Wiggins, B.E. (2010). Logograms on the rise: Ubiquitous computer-mediated communication. Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal, 5(3), 1-4.

Wiggins, B.E. (2010). An exploratory study of virtual collaboration using Facebook. Journal of Communications Media Studies, 2(1), 122-135.

Leidman, M.B., and Wiggins, B.E. (2010). Developing a paradigm for describing diversity and multiculturalism in modern America. Journal of Social Sciences, 6 (1), 55-59.