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Assistant Professor of Practice Sociology bbosch2@unl.edu (402) 472-6069 722 Oldfather Hall

Curriculum Vitae

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Current Research

My work focuses on representations in mass media (both news and entertainment) and their linkage to culture and public opinion. As an Assistant Professor of Practice, I also try to share my teaching materials with other instructors. Several of my materials have been published through the Teaching Resources and Learning Innovation Library for Sociology (TRAILS).

Current Teaching

I teach classes in both Sociology and Political Science. In general, my classes tend to focus on media, public opinion, and capstone courses.

In Sociology, I regularly teach Sociology of Mass Media (SOCI 373), the Senior Capstone class (SOCI 495), and a teaching seminar for graduate students (SOCI 995A). In Political Science, I regularly teach Public Issues in America (POLS 232), Political Communication (POLS 430), and the Political Science capstone class Democracy and Citizenship (POLS 400). I also serve as the internship coordinator for Sociology and Political Science. If you are interested in earning course credit for an internship through either SOCI 397 or POLS 395, be sure to contact me.

Selected Publications

Bosch, Brandon. 2019Bat Meets Girl: Adapting the Dark Knight's Love Life to the Big Screen. Quarterly Review of Film & Video, 36, 239-251. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/sociologyfacpub/634/

Bosch, Brandon. 2016. "Why So Serious?” Threat, Authoritarianism, and Depictions of Crime, Law, and Order in Batman FilmsCriminology, Criminal Justice, Law, & Society17, 37-54.

Moy, Patricia, and Bosch, Brandon. 2013. “Theories of Public Opinion.” Pp. 289-308 in Handbook of Communication Science. Vol. 1, Theories and Models of Communication, edited by P. J. Schulz and P. Cobley. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Bosch, Brandon. 2014. “Beyond Vox Pop: The Role of News Sourcing and Political Beliefs in Exemplification Effects.” Mass Communication & Society 17: 217-235.

TRAILS Articles

Bosch, Brandon. 2017. "Literature Review Group Exercise for Undergraduates." Lecture published in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org)

Bosch, Brandon. 2016 "Gender in the Slasher Film Genre." Lecture published in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org)

Other information

I serve as an editor for the Teaching Resources and Learning Innovation Library for Sociology (TRAILS) section of Mass Communication/Public Opinion. I am also the coordinator for the Undergraduate Sociology Advisory Board. I am also the Associate Editor for the Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture.

Ph.D., University of Washington

  • Sociology of Mass Media
  • Political Communication
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Public Opinion