Amber Day

Amber Day

Amber Day is the author of Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate and the editor of DIY Utopia: Cultural Imagination and the Remaking of the Possible. She has articles in Studies in American Humor; Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society; Media, Culture, and Society; Social Research; Popular Communication; The International Journal of Communication; The Electronic Journal of Communication; Communicazione Politica; and numerous anthologies. Her research focuses broadly on the intersections of art and political speech, including ironic and satiric communication, political performance and activism, and public debate. She is currently at work on a book about feminist comedians as cultural battleground, forthcoming with Indiana University Press.

Ph D, Northwestern University

MA, Northwestern University

BA, McGill University

Day, A., DIY Utopia: Cultural Imagination and the Remaking of the Possible, Lexington Books, 2016.

Day, A., Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate, Indiana University Press, 2011.

Day, A., Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: Feminist Satire, How to Watch More Television, 2020.

Day, A.,Greene, V., “Asking for It: Rape Myths, Satire, and Feminist Lacunae, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2019.

Day, A., Parodic TV News and Political Engagement, MLA Options for Teaching Modern British and American Satire, 2019.

Day, A., Irony, Satire, and the Clickhole, Comedy Studies Reader, 2018.

Day, A., Throwing our Voices: Ventriloquism as New Media Activism, Media, Culture, and Society, 2018.

Day, A., Culture Jamming and Media Activism, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

Day, A., Irony, New York University Press, 2016.

Day, A., Shifting the Conversation: Colbert's Super PAC and the Measurement of Satirical Efficacy, Breaking Boundaries in Political Entertainment Studies, 2013.

Day, A., Shifting the Conversation: Colbert's Super PAC and the Measurement of Satirical Efficacy, International Journal of Communication, 2013.

Day, A.,Thompson, E., Live From New York, It's the Fake News! Saturday Night Live and the (Non) Politics of Parody, Routledge, 2012.

Jones, J. P.,Baym, G.,, .,Day, A., Mr. Stewart and Mr. Colbert Go to Washington: Television Satirists Outside the Box, Social Text, 2012.

Day, A., Satire and Dissent: A Theoretical Overview, Comunicazione Politica, 2012.

Day, A., And Now...The News? Mimesis and the Real in The Daily Show, New York University Press, 2009.

Day, A., Are They for Real? Activism and Ironic Identities, Electronic Journal of Communication, 2008.

Day, A., Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics, Feminist Review, 2015.

Day, A., Uncensored? Reinventing Humor and Satire in Post-Soviet Russia, The Russian Journal of Communication, 2009.

Day, A., The Maria Chronicles, Theatre Journal, 2005.

Day, A., Expanding Comedy's Borders with Nanette, Television and New Media, 2023.

Day, A., Caught in the Crosshairs: Feminist Comedians as Cultural Battleground, Indiana University Press, 2023.

Day, A., Mothers and Whores: Female Performers and Comedic Controversies, Studies in American Humor, 2022.

Day, A., A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar, Mass Communication and Society, 2020.

Bryant University Merit Award, 2021

Bryant University Merit Award, 2019

Toby Award, 2018

Research and Publication Award, 2017

Bryant University Merit Award, 2016

Bryant University Merit Award, 2014, 2014

Bryant University Merit Award 2012, 2012

Research and Publication Award, 2011

Merit Award, 2009

She teaches a course on Political Satire, another on Theater of Political Engagement, and sections of Introduction to Literary Studies and Introduction to Cultural Studies

Her research focuses broadly on the intersections of art and political speech, including satire and irony, political performance and activism, and public debate.

International Communication Association

National Communication Association

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

International Communication Association

American Humor Studies Association