Narrative Landmines

By Scott W. Ruston, Chris Lundry, Pauline Hope Cheong and Daniel Bernardi

About the Authors

Scott W. Ruston is an Assistant Research Professor with Arizona State University’s Center for Strategic Communication, where he specializes in narrative theory and media studies. He received his PhD in Critical Studies from USC, and leverages this media studies to address real world problems of strategic communication intersecting media, narrative/counter-narrative and terrorism.

Chris Lundry is Assistant Research Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Communication at Arizona State University and Chair of the Southeast Asia Council. He is currently housed in the Center for Strategic Communication, where he is the group's Southeast Asia expert. His past work has centered on violence, rebellion and separatism in Indonesia. 

Pauline Hope Cheong, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Communication Technologies and Culture at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University. She is the author of more than 50 articles, and is lead editor of Digital Religion, Social Media and Culture: Perspectives, Practices, and Futures.

Daniel Bernardi is Chair and Professor of Cinema and Director of of the Documentary Film Institute at San Francisco State University.  He is the author of several books on race and culture in American media, as well as a Veteran of the Iraq War (2009-10).