Judy Polumbaum

Judy Polumbaum
Professor
Phone: 
319-335-3389
Office: 
E320 AJB
Office Hours: 
Monday 11 am-1 pm, Tuesday 4-5 pm
PhD 1989, Stanford University

Polumbaum's research has focused on journalism and media in mainland China. She did her undergraduate work in East Asian studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and has a master’s from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a doctorate in communication from Stanford University. She’s worked as a newspaper reporter in Vermont, California and Oregon, and also has worked for English-language news organizations in China. She joined the Iowa faculty in 1989. She is an affiliated faculty member in a number of international and interdisciplinary programs and centers at Iowa, including the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and International Studies. Her most recent publications include the book China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), based on interviews with twenty young Chinese journalists.