George Villanueva, PhD

Assistant Professor of Advocacy and Social Change

School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Academic Publications


Villanueva, G. (2019). Chitown loves you: Hip hop’s alternative spatializing narratives and activism to Trump’s hateful campaign rhetoric about Chicago.
Journal of Popular Music Studies, 31(2), 127–146.

Villanueva, G. & A. Wenzel. (2018). The Engaged Communication Scholar: Designing CIT-Informed Engaged Research in Diverse Communities, 167–186. In Y.C. Kim, M. Matsaganis, H. Wilkin, & J.Y. Jung (Eds.), The Communication Ecology of 21st Century Urban Communities. New York: Peter Lang.


Villanueva, G., Gonzalez, C., Son, M., Moreno, E., Liu, W., and Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2017). Bringing Local Voices into Community Revitalization: Engaged Communication Research in Urban Planning. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 45(5), 474-494.

Villanueva, G. (2017). Engaged Media Scholarship: Making Place with Community Organizers. Anthropology Now, 9(2), 102-114.

Villanueva, G. (2017) Embodying Democratic Spaces: Community Organizer Alternative Narratives That Challenge the Mainstream Negative Stigma of South Los Angeles, 73-98. In J. Banh & M. King (Eds.), Anthropology of Los Angeles: Place and Agency in an Urban Setting. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Villanueva, G. (2016). Filipinos for Garcetti: Ethnic Political Organizing and Asian American Civic Engagement in Cities. Asian American Policy Review, 26, 10-19.

Villanueva, G., Broad, G., Gonzalez, C., Ball-Rokeach, S., & Murphy, S. (2016). Communication asset mapping: An ecological field application toward building healthy communities. International Journal of Communication, 10, 2704-2724.

Stokes, B., Villanueva, G., Bar, F., and Ball-Rokeach, S.J.  (2015).  Mobile Design as Neighborhood Acupuncture: Activating the Storytelling Networks of South L.A.  Journal of Urban Technology, 22(3), 55-77.

Broad, G., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Ognyanova, K., Stokes, B., Picasso, T., and Villanueva, G. (2013).  Understanding Communication Ecologies to Bridge Communication Research and Community Action.  Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41(3), 325-345.