Nancy Snow CV 


Full-text versions of my work are here.

A Reliable Friend and Strategic Partner in the Indo-Pacific Region: Japan’s Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy, Gates Forum Paper. Williamsburg, VA: AidData at William & Mary. November 2022.

Review essay, U.S. Public Diplomacy Towards China: Exercising Discretion in Educational and Exchange Programs. Journal of Public Diplomacy, 2022.

Review essay, China and Japan: Facing History. Social Science Japan Journal, 2022.

Japan’s strategic miscommunications: in the shadow of the pandemic Olympics. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 2022.

On being a woman in public diplomacy. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 2021.

Kadir Jun Ayhan and Nancy Snow. Introduction to the Special Issue–Global Korea Scholarship: Empirical Evaluation of a non-Western Scholarship Program from a Public Diplomacy Perspective. Politics & Policy, 2021.

Hyelim Lee and Nancy Snow. Gendered experience in student mobility programs—Global Korea Scholarship recipients’ evaluation of Korea’s country image. Politics & Policy, 2021.

Japan’s Global Image. In James Brown, Guibourg Delamotte, and Robert Dujarric (Eds.), The Abe Legacy: How Japan Has Been Shaped by Abe Shinzo. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021.

Introduction, The Edward Bernays Reader. New York: Ig Publishing, 2021.

Review essay, Amy Biehl’s Last Home: A Bright Life, a Tragic Death, and a Journey of Reconciliation in South Africa. African Studies Quarterly, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2021, 135-137.

Under the Security Umbrella: Japan’s Weak Storytelling to the World. Review Essay in Defence Strategic Communications, Volume 8, Spring 2020.

Public Diplomacy. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies, Nukhet Sandal, Editor-in-chief. Oxford, England, 2020.

A Feminist Reformulation of Joseph Nye’s Question: What is Moral in Foreign Policy  USC Center on Public Diplomacy, May 21, 2020.

Rethinking Public Diplomacy in the 2020s. In the Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy. Nancy Snow and Nicholas J. Cull (Eds.) Abingdon, Routledge, 2020.

Exchanges as Good Propaganda. In the Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy, Nancy Snow and Nicholas J. Cull (Eds.) Abingdon, Routledge, 2020.

Darkness and Light: Media, Propaganda, and Politics in Japan. In The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda, Paul Baines, Nicholas O’Shaughnessy, and Nancy Snow (Eds.) London, Sage, 2020.

Propaganda. In The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies, Tim P. Vos and Folker Hanusch (General Editors), Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou, Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh and Annika Sehl (Associate Editors). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2019.

Review, Murrow’s Cold War: public diplomacy for the Kennedy administration, Journal of International Communication, Vol. 23, Issue 1, January 12, 2017.

Japan’s Global Information War: Propaganda, Free Speech and Opinion Control Since 3/11. In Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan. Jeff Kingston (Ed.). New York and London: Routledge, 2017.

Public Diplomacy in a National Security Context. In The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies. Thierry Balzacq and Myriam Dunn Cavelty (Eds.) Second edition. New York and London: Routledge, 2017.

Deconstructing Japan’s Public Relations. In The Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations. Jacquie L’Etang, David McKie, Nancy Snow, and Jordi Xifra (Eds.) New York and London: Routledge, 2016.

Brand Obama: The rise and decline of an American icon, and its effect on Brand USA. In Nation Branding: Concepts, Issues, Practice. 2nd Edition. Keith Dinnie (Ed.) New York and London: Routledge, 2016.

Public Diplomacy and Public Relations: Will the Twain Ever Meet? In International Public Relations and Public Diplomacy: Communication and Engagement. Guy J. Golan, Sung-Un Yang and Dennis F. Kinsey (Eds.) New York: Peter Lang, 2015.

Pervasive Propaganda in America. In Propaganda and American Democracy. Nancy Snow (Ed.) Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2014.

Public Diplomacy: New Dimensions and Implications. In Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders and Trends. 4th Edition. Thomas L. McPhail.  London: Blackwell Publishing, 2014.

9/11 and the Advent of Total Diplomacy: Strategic Communication as a Primary Weapon of War. Jérôme Gygax and Nancy Snow, Journal of 9/11 Studies, July 2013.

Truth is the Best Propaganda: Edward R. Murrow and the United States Information Agency under JFK. Waseda University Intelligence No. 9, March 2013. (Japanese language)

The Revival of the Propaganda State: US Propaganda at Home and Abroad since 9/11. Nancy Snow and Philip M. Taylor in International Communication.  Daya K. Thussu (Ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2012. Reprint from journal.

Remembering Rosa Parks, (Nancy Snow, Huffington Post). Reproduced by permission of the author in Perspectives on Modern World History: The Montgomery Bus Boycott. Jeff Hay (Ed.) San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2011.

Exchange Power. Feature article for special issue on international exchanges and public diplomacy, PDiN Monitor, an electronic review and analysis of current public diplomacy in the news edited and published by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. September 2010.

Internet. In Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia. Volume 3, Cultural Sociology of East Asia and Southeast Asia.  Edited by Orlando Patterson, Harvard University.  Thousands Oaks, California: SAGE Reference 2012.

Nixon in China.  In Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia. Volume 3, Cultural Sociology of East Asia and Southeast Asia.  Edited by Orlando Patterson, Harvard University.  Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Reference 2012.

Alhurra to Al Youm: The Maturation of U.S. Television Broadcasting in the Middle East. Henry Luce Foundation case study for The Religion, Media and International Affairs (RMIA) Project.  Maxwell School, Syracuse University, January 2010.

What’s That Chirping I Hear? From the CNN Effect to the Twitter Effect. In Media, Power and Politics in the Digital Age: The 2009 Presidential Election Uprising in Iran.  Yahya Kamalipour (Ed.) Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.

My Fellow Blogging Americans: Weblogs and the Race for the White House. In Communicator-in-Chief: A Look at How Barack Obama used New Media Technology to Win the White House.  John Hendricks (Ed.)  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.

The Resurgence of U.S. Public Diplomacy after 9/11.  In The Impact of 9/11 on the Media, Arts, and Entertainment. The Day that Changed Everything? Volume 4.  An Interdisciplinary Series of Volumes on the Impact of 9/11.  Matthew J. Morgan (Ed.) New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Invisible Ink: Women and Global Communications. In Roadblocks to Equality: Women Challenging Boundaries, Jeffrey Klaehn (Ed.) Montreal, Canada: Black Rose Books, 2009.

Public Diplomacy in the Age of Obama. Kulturaustausch, Germany’s leading professional journal for cultural exchange and international relations. July 1, 2009.

Review, Hollywood’s Cold War by Tony Shaw and War Cinema: Hollywood on the Front Line by Guy Westwell, Media, War and Conflict, Sage quarterly journal, April 2009.

The American Way of Life,” online-dossier published on the website of the Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung, Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education.  One of 30 vignettes that offer an overview of US history, politics, economics and culture.  (

Review, Selling War to America: From the Spanish American War to the Global War on Terror by Eugene Secunda and Terence P. Moran, The International History Review, Volume XXXI, No. 2, June 2009.

International Exchanges and the U.S. Image. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 616, No. 1, March 2008, 198-222.

US Propaganda. In American Thought and Culture in the Twenty-First Century. Martin Halliwell and Catherine Morley (Eds.) Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.

Media and the Politics of Fear. Media Development, Volume 3, 2007.  An internationally recognized quarterly journal of the World Association for Christian Communication.

American Media and Propaganda in an Age of Terror. In Terrorism, Media, Society. Tomasz Pludowski (Ed.) Warsaw and Torun, Poland: Collegium Civitas Press and Adam Marszalek, 2006.

Propaganda, Lies, and Patriotic Journalism. In Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney. Dennis Loo and Peter Phillips (Eds.) New York: Seven Stories Press, 2006.

Terrorism, Public Relations and Propaganda. In Media, Terrorism, and Theory: A Reader. Anandam P. Kavoori and Todd Fraley (Eds.)  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

U.S. Public Diplomacy. In Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion: New and Classic Essays. Garth Jowett and Victoria O’Donnell (Eds.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006.

Anti-Americanism and the Rise of Civic Diplomacy. Silver City, NM and Washington, DC: Foreign Policy in Focus, December 13, 2006.

The Revival of the Propaganda State: U.S. Propaganda at Home and Abroad since 9/11.  Nancy Snow and Philip M. Taylor, International Communication Gazette, Volume 68, Nos. 5-6, November 2006.

Truth and Information Consequences since 9/11. Peace Review, Volume 17, No. 1, March 2005.

Consecuencias del 11-S en la informacion en Eastados Unidos. In Estrategias de la desinformacion. Miguel Catalan Gonzalez and Luis Veres Cortes (Eds.) Valencia, Spain: Colleccio Minor, 2004.

From Bombs and Bullets to Hearts and Minds: U.S. Public Diplomacy in an Age of Propaganda. In War, Media and Propaganda: A Global Perspective. Yahya R. Kamalipour and Nancy Snow (Eds.) Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.

Confessions of a Hollywood Propagandist: Harry Warner, FDR, and Celluloid Persuasion. In Warners’ War: Propaganda, Politics and Pop Culture in Wartime Hollywood. Martin Kaplan and Johanna Blakley (Eds.) Los Angeles: Norman Lear Center Press, 2004.

Review essay, The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the 21st Century by Robert M. McChesney, Peace Review, Volume 16, No. 3, September 2004.

Review essay, Inventing Public Diplomacy: The Story of the U.S. Information Agency by Wilson P. Dizard, Jr., History: Reviews of New Books.  September 2004.

U.S. Public Diplomacy: A Tale of Two Who Jumped Ship at State. Special report for Foreign Policy in Focus, June 1, 2004.  Republished in Asia Times.

The real ‘Scary Movie’ Won’t Be on Elm Street this summer. Foreign Policy in Focus, May 27, 2004.

Media Strategies for Social Change. In Representing Resistance: Media, Civil Disobedience, and the Global Justice Movement. Andy Opel and Donnalyn Pomper (Eds.) Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.

Brainscrubbing: The Failures of U.S. Public Diplomacy After 9/11. In Tell Me Lies: Propaganda & Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq. David Miller (Ed.) London: Pluto Press, 2004.

Reprint of “Common Sense: Drifting on a Vapor Trail of a Phantom Public,” originally published in Adbusters magazine March/April 2002.  Reprint published in The Politics of Liberation, by Kendall-Hunt publishing, 2003, for a course taught by Nicky Gonzalez Yuen, De Anza Community College.

The Social Implications of Media Globalization. In Media, Sex, Violence and Drugs in the Global Village. Yahya R. Kamalipour and Kuldip R. Rampal (Eds.) Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.

The Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, Peace Review, Vol. 10, Issue 4, 1998.