Journalism & Public Relations


Samara Anarbaeva

Samara Anarbaeva

Assistant Professor


Phone: 530-898-6253
Office: Tehama Hall 349
Twitter: @


Ph.D. in Media & Communication, Bowling Green State University
MA in Communication, Central Michigan University
BA in Communication, Central Michigan University

Professional Experience

Communications consultant since 2011.

Recent publications

Gajjala, R., Dillon, J. and, Anarbaeva, S. (2016). Prosumption. In L. Van Zoonen (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Anarbaeva, S. (2016: Part 2). YouTubing difference: Performing identity in video communities(opens in new window). Journal of Virtual Worlds Research 9:2, 1-14. 

Course Specialties

JOUR 244: Introduction to Public Relations
JOUR 313, International Communication
JOUR 341, Writing for PR
JOUR 344, PR Strategy

Professional Achievement & Development

Fellow, Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, 2017
Hootsuite Platform Certified Consultant – Hootsuite Academy Higher Education Program

Research Interests

YouTube and influencer marketing, crisis communication, social media and public relations strategy

Life Interests

Exploring nature & traveling.


Osh, Kyrgyzstan