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Danny Shipka

Danny Shipka

Assistant Professor
Manship School of Mass Communication

What was your previous position and where?

I was a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida. Previously, I worked as a Global Bureau Specialist at Oklahoma State University.

What brought you to LSU?

Iíve always been a big supporter of both public education and of the land-grant mission. LSU was the perfect choice in both regards!

What is your research interest?

Iím currently working on two different book projects that explore film and popular culture. One is devoted to my life long love of European exploitation films from the standpoint of the 1960s and 70s. The other is a look at the portrayal of Louisiana in film. As you can imagine ... itís very ... well ... insightful to say the least.

What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?

That I can continue to foster an environment in my classes that exposes students to a wide variety of diverse voices. It's through our understanding that we all have viewpoints that we truly contribute to education.

What do you enjoy most about LSU?

Being in one of the only places in country where a man can wear purple in peace! Honestly though, itís the people of this great university in their desire to make the state and world a better place that is most enjoyable.

What are your major accomplishments?

I was born in south Chicago. Iím no longer there!


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