C+MRC: Media and Transnational Crimes by 90.3 WMSC FM published on 2018-12-11T20:06:40Z On this episode, Dr. Greenwood talks to Dr. Bond Benton and Dr. Daniela Peterka-Benton. Bond Benton, Ph.D. Dr. Benton is an associate professor in the School of Communication and Media. His research focuses extensively on the global and cultural dimensions of public communication and the processes institutions use to build relationships with diverse international audiences. Dr. Benton’s published works range from an analysis of how human trafficking has been explored in superhero comic books to antisemitic tropes in professional wrestling to an examination of Japanese environmental perspectives in Godzilla films. Dr. Benton has also published applied pieces including the process of building public relations teams in post genocide Rwanda, constituency-building tactics in hate groups, and recruitment and retention strategies employed by international terrorist organizations. He is the author of The Challenge of Working for Americans: Perspectives of an International Workforce (2014) and is currently researching reputation repair strategies for consumer brands hijacked by alt right and Neo Nazi extremist groups. Dr. Daniela Peterka-Benton, associate professor, has a PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Criminology from the University of Vienna, Austria. Her research interests center around transnational crimes such as human trafficking, human smuggling, arms trafficking, and right-wing terrorism and extremism. Dr. Peterka-Benton teaches courses including Intro to International Justice and Research in Justice Studies and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals including International Migration Review, Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies, and Journal of Applied Security Research. Prior to her focusing on a full-time academic career, Daniela Peterka-Benton worked for the U.S. State Department's Office of Diplomatic Security at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria.