Rashad Mammadov, PhD

Assistant Professor, Communication & Journalism

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Rashad Mammadov is a dedicated visual communication and global media expert with over 12 years of journalism experience. His research interests focus on visual perception and cognition, government-media relationships, the implementation of mass communication theories to the media systems of countries with developing democracies, and media realities under different political systems. His long track record of combined experience in foreign and U.S. higher education institutions include teaching both skill classes, such as photography, videography, graphic design, and web design, and courses covering global media and political communication.


  • PhD, Indiana University
  • MA, Indiana University
  • MA, Baku State University
  • BA, Baku State University

Research Interests

  • Visual Communication
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Global Media
  • Media Studies for developing democracies; post-Soviet states, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia
  • Comparative Media Studies

Selected Publications

  • Mammadov, R. (2016). "The King is Dead, Long Live The King!" : Image of the United States as the Primary Enemy on the Pages of Krokodil from Stalin to Khruschev. Visual Communication Quarterly, 23 (1), 39-52.
  • Willnat, L., Mammadov, R., & Verghese, R. (2017). Symbols, slogans and charisma: Political posters in India's 2014 national election. In Election posters around the globe: Political campaigning in the public space. Germany: Springer International Publishing AG.
  • Johnson, O. & Mammadov, R. (2017). Russian Journalists: A History. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Manuscript in Preparation.
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