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Selected interviews and features with Mathieu Deflem in news media.
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Recent Media Interviews 

How China and Its Allies Pool Resources to Target Overseas Dissidents - Radio Free Asia, September 29, 2022. Report on the live webinar about transnational repression organized by Orion Policy Institute (available on YouTube). 

Also available in other languages: 跨国镇压数字化 自由之家忧中俄借国际组织强化長臂管轄 (Mandarin Chinese); Cómo China y sus aliados están reuniendo recursos para atacar a los disidentes extranjeros (Spanish); Comment la Chine et ses alliés mettent en commun leurs ressources pour cibler les dissidents étrangers (French).

What Is Paris Syndrome? (...expectations from Japanese culture and the reality of Paris) - Live Science, July 5, 2022. 

Related coverage: Paris Syndrome Explained: Is Paris Worth the Hype? | Warum die Stadt der Liebe einige Personen krank macht (German) | Warum ausgerechnet die Stadt der Liebe krank machen kann (German) | El síndrome de París, uno de los más curiosos del mundo (Spanish) | ¿Qué es el síndrome de París? (Spanish) | Apa Itu Sindrom Paris? (Indonesian) | Bí ẩn 'hội chứng Paris' (Vitenamese) | 'Hội chứng Paris' là gì khiến du khách buồn nôn và bị ảo giác? (Vietnamese) | Lý do du khách buồn nôn và bị ảo giác khi đến Paris (Vietnamese) |  来到浪漫之都会让人呕吐?还真有“巴黎综合征” (Chinese) | Çfarë është sindroma e Parisit? (Albanian)

Business at Columbia Mall Quickly Returned Close to Normal Days after Mass Shooting - The Post and Courier, April 24, 2022. 

The Kardashians, Their Kids, and Our Desperate Desire to Know What's 'Real' - USA Today, December 29, 2021.

Some US Schools Close After Shooting Rumors on Social Media - The New York Times, December 17, 2021.

Lush Wipes Themselves Clean Off Social Media - USC Annenberg Media, December 1, 2021.

Interpol: Chaired by Emirati General Al-Raisi, the Organization Loses Credibility - From L'Express, November 25, 2021. See also: Yahoo News Taiwan (see English translation).

Emirati General Accused of Torture Up for Interpol Top Role - By Remi Banet for Agence France Press, November 24, 2021 (also in Global Village Space; France24; Daily Mail).

USC Professor Talks Impact of Social Media Dangers Among Children (video) - WACH FOX57, November 19, 2021.

USC Professor and Former Grad Student Publish Book on Women in Heavy Metal - The State, October 22, 2021.


 
CELEBRITY, MUSIC, (POPULAR) CULTURE 

What Is Paris Syndrome? (...expectations from Japanese culture and the reality of Paris) - Live Science, July 5, 2022. 

Related coverage: Paris Syndrome Explained: Is Paris Worth the Hype? | Warum die Stadt der Liebe einige Personen krank macht (German) | Warum ausgerechnet die Stadt der Liebe krank machen kann (German) | El síndrome de París, uno de los más curiosos del mundo (Spanish) | ¿Qué es el síndrome de París? (Spanish) | Apa Itu Sindrom Paris? (Indonesian) | Bí ẩn 'hội chứng Paris' (Vitenamese) | 'Hội chứng Paris' là gì khiến du khách buồn nôn và bị ảo giác? (Vietnamese) | Lý do du khách buồn nôn và bị ảo giác khi đến Paris (Vietnamese) |  来到浪漫之都会让人呕吐?还真有“巴黎综合征” (Chinese) | Çfarë është sindroma e Parisit? (Albanian)

The Kardashians, Their Kids, and Our Desperate Desire to Know What's 'Real' - USA Today, December 29, 2021.

Lush Wipes Themselves Clean Off Social Media - By Tatum Larsen for USC Annenberg Media, December 1, 2021.  

Local Experts Talk About Athletes' Mental Challenges (video) - WLTX news, July 28, 2021. 

Could They Be Any More Famous? (What’s the Difference Between a Celebrity and Its Avatar?) - The Ringer, September 15, 2020.  

Are Celebrities Really Helpful During a Crisis? - Deseret News, Utah, June 27, 2020.

Ünlü-ünsüz uyumsuzluğu (on sociology of fame) - AdHoc (Turkey), February 4, 2020. 

A Vous de Juger - Stylist (France), June 2019, p. 12. [image file]  

Why Bear Bryant Is College Football's Elvis - ESPN.com, September 10, 2019. 

Can Celebrities Help Close the Justice Gap? - Law 360, February 4, 2019.

Anomia y el Ejercicio Irracional del Poder Punitivo - La Hora (Ecuador), December 2018.

'It’s All Plastic': Why Red Carpets Are So Boring Today - Yahoo Lifestyle, March 5, 2018. [auf deutsch

Is the No Makeup Revolution Empowering Women? - Livestrong.com, February 23, 2018.

Presidents And Movie Stars Flock To Government Center –In Wax, Anyway - WBUR, Boston, July 31, 2017. 

Leandro Karnal, o pensador que virou celebridade - Zero Hora (Brazil), June 16, 2017. 

NWA: ‘The world’s most dangerous group’? - BBC.com, August 13, 2015. 

Constant Conversation: Social Media's Role in Activism - Garnet and Black, March 1, 2016.  

Roasted: Why We Like Watching Others (Think Justin Bieber) Cringe - Carolina Reporter, March 25, 2015.

El ídolo es el fan: el autógrafo ya no sirve - El Pais, March 8, 2015. 

Comment la mise en avant de leurs défauts est devenue la dernière stratégie marketing des stars obsédées par leur image - Atlantico.fr, February 24, 2015. 

Just How Does a Wax Museum Survive in the Digital Age? - Vanity Fair, February 20, 2015. 

Grammy Nominee Sia is Rejecting Fame - Washington Post, February 7, 2015 (also in Concord Monitor). 

Infidelitatea virtuala - Elle.ro, March 11, 2014.

Por qué tiene sentido estudiar a Beyoncé en la universidad - El Pais, October 15, 2014.

Between Here & Home: Flying in the face of fame - Bendigo Advertiser (Australia), April 29, 2014. 

Los trapos sucios se lavan en la tele - El Pais, April 2014. 

How Justin Timberlake Forced America to Love Him - Salon, August 26, 2013. 

What's So Great About Being Famous? - Fox News, October 23, 2013.  

‘It girls’ con pedigrí rockero - El Pais, January 6, 2013. 

Grã-Bretanha espera o bebê real - Zero Hora (Brazil), July 17, 2013.

Campus Reaction to Whitney Houston's Death (video) - Carolina News, Feb. 14, 2012.

Patriots Giants Super Bowl Rivalry (video) - Carolina News, February 3, 2012. 

Sure, She’s Beautiful, but Why Is Kim Kardashian Famous? - WetPaint Entertainment, Nov. 3, 2011. 

Armani Goes Gaga: Giorgio Armani Intoxicated by Lady Gaga - The Daily Beast, February 6, 2011. 

The Boys (and the New Kids) Are Back - NBC, Today Show, June 1, 2011. 

'Making It’ Pop - Fameology, May 10, 2011. 

A corrente da moeda - Aventuras na História (Brazil), 2009. 

Art Project Adds to List of ‘Isms' - The New York Sun, January 16, 2007. 

Web Site Defends Sociology [PDF] - The Gamecock, November 17, 2004. 

God and Satan in Bentonville [PDF] - Article on Walmart by Dan Baum, Playboy, November 2003. [copy]

History of the Civil War in 560 Words, Laminated - The Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2000. [copy]

School Daze: Can Textbook E-Tailers Topple Bookselling's Ivory Tower? - Publishing Trends, March 2000.  

Letters and op-eds accompany my website campaign "Free Education Now!", 1999-2000. See also features and interviews on the campaign that appeared in several media, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, USA Today, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Christian Science Monitor.



LADY GAGA AND (SOCIOLOGY OF) FAME 

De Opvoedingslessen van Mother Monster (Dutch: The Teachings of Mother Monster) - Kaat Schaubroeck in De Standaard, December 18, 2021.

Lady Gaga et ses fans, les Little Monsters, une relation pas comme les autres - HuffPost (France), May 29, 2020. 

Ünlü-ünsüz uyumsuzluğu (on sociology of fame) - AdHoc (Turkey), February 4, 2020.

Lady Gaga – Monstret från Manhattan (audio) - P3 Musikdokumentär, October 6, 2018.

Lady Gaga Pioneered Online Fandom Culture As We Know It - Vice Noisey, September 29, 2017.  

11 college courses in pop culture we wish we could take - USA Today, March 30, 2017.

Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame with Dr. Mathieu Deflem (video) - Interview about my sociology of fame book on The Philippe Matthews Show, February 3, 2017.

 

Lady Gaga's Super Bowl moment: What will she do at halftime? - Asbury Park Press, February 2, 2017.  

Lady Gaga se consolida como materia de estudio - Economía e Negocios (from El Mercurio, Chile), January 29, 2017. 

How Lady Gaga Became the First Digi-Glam Superstar - Vice, October 2, 2016.  

Put On Your Poker Face... You Were Born This Way (audio) - Interview about the sociology behind Lady Gaga, VoiceAmerica, The Protocol Praxis, March 10, 2015.

Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus y Beyonce... - Mercurio (Chile), November 16, 2014. 

Por qué tiene sentido estudiar a Beyoncé en la universidad - El Pais, October 15, 2014. 

Lady Gaga se alía con Tony Bennett para rejuvenecer - El Pais, October 11, 2014.

News on my 2013 article about teaching Lady Gaga and fame:

Deflem Front Row: A Chat with the Gaga Professor - Online radio interview about pop culture, January 26, 2014.

Students to stage protest at Gaga’s concert venue - The Korea Herald, April 26, 2012. 

GAGA는 자유를 먹고 사는 ‘불확실성 시대의 괴물’ (in Korean) - Dong-A Ilbo, April 2012. (English translation)

Music Icons Rock the 'Ivory Tower' of Higher Education - USA Today college edition, February 10, 2012. 

Gaga, Inc. - Billboard magazine, Special Isssue, May 2011.  

Lady Gaga News Features - Links to hundreds of media reports and television news coverage on my course, "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame," since October 2010.



POLICE, CRIME, CRIMINAL JUSTICE 

How China and Its Allies Pool Resources to Target Overseas Dissidents - Radio Free Asia, September 29, 2022. Report on the live webinar about transnational repression organized by Orion Policy Institute (available on YouTube). 

Also available in other languages: 跨国镇压数字化 自由之家忧中俄借国际组织强化長臂管轄 (Mandarin Chinese); Cómo China y sus aliados están reuniendo recursos para atacar a los disidentes extranjeros (Spanish); Comment la Chine et ses alliés mettent en commun leurs ressources pour cibler les dissidents étrangers (French).

Business at Columbia Mall Quickly Returned Close to Normal Days after Mass Shooting - The Post and Courier, April 24, 2022.   

Some US Schools Close After Shooting Rumors on Social Media - The New York Times, December 17, 2021.

Interpol: Chaired by Emirati General Al-Raisi, the Organization Loses Credibility - From L'Express, November 25, 2021.

Original version in French: Interpol : présidée par le général émirati Al-Raisi, l'organisation perd en crédibilité (By Paul Véronique for L'Express, November 25, 2021).

Also reported in various Taiwanese media: Yahoo News Taiwan (see English translation); 1112News (in English); NowNews; Today; CNA; among others.

Emirati General Accused of Torture Up for Interpol Top Role - Yahoo News, by Remi Banet for Agence France Press, November 24, 2021 (also via TVS24; Inquirer; Global Village Space; France24; Daily Mail; among other outlets). 

Original French version: Interpol élit son président, deux candidats dont un Emirati accusé de torture (also published in Le Matin; L'Express; Paris Match; TV5Monde; La Libre; RTL; Metro Libre; and elsewhere).

Also in other languages: Remo News; La Nacion; BioBio (Spanish); Istoe Dinheiro; Pulola (Portugese); Periodico (Italian); G4Media; Universul (Romanian); MedCom (Indonesian).

USC Professor Talks Impact of Social Media Dangers Among Children (video) - WACH FOX57, November 19, 2021. (Also via WCIV.)  

Sejarah Interpol dan Pentingnya Penanganan Kejahatan Lintas Batas - Tirto (Indonesia), September 7, 2021.

Experts Explain Why Capitol Rioters Posted Incriminating Videos and Selfies - USA Today, January 21, 2021. 

Capitol Invaders Are On The Wrong Side Of History - Daily Kos, January 24, 2021.

Politics of Police and Policing - The Nation (Nigeria), September 22, 2019. 

Interpol –The International Criminal Police Organization (audio) - Rear Vision, ABC (Australia), April 21, 2019.  

Good Morning Scotland (on Interpol) - BBC Radio Scotland, November 25, 2018. 

Mass Shootings: What's Wrong With America? - Comment, Matisak's blog, October 3, 2017. Related news article: Bojuje Amerika sama so sebou? - Pravda, October 4, 2017.  

Are drones invading our privacy? - Sri Lanka Guardian, January 22, 2017. 

Police: la confiance aux arrêts (Radio interview on Interpol) - Radio France, December 11, 2014. 

Ríos de sangre corren en Medio Oriente - Semana, June 15, 2014.

Getting Past Sochi’s ‘Fortress’Security Might Be Easier Than You Think - Vocativ.com, Janary 14, 2014.

Interpol Finds Its Calling - Time Magazine, March 3, 2008.

Surveillance Nation (audio) - Radio program on security cameras, On Point, NPR, July 12, 2007.

A New Spin on Global Security - Federal Computer Week, August 29, 2005.

Someone to Watch Over Me - Queen’s Alumni Review, Fall 2004.

The Great Debate [PDF] - On drug legalization, Garnet and Black magazine, November 2002. 

Police collaborate on fighting crime (audio) - Interview, The Carolina Minute, November 15, 2002.  

Dangerous behavior linked to firearms [PDF] - The Gamecock, October 2002. 

Web site adds photos to identify revelers [PDF] - The Purdue Exponent, April 9, 2001

Campus sees rise in reported crime - The Purdue Exponent, September 12, 2000.  

Sacred Cows of Arms, Prisons Are Milking the U.S. Budget [image] - Op-ed by William Rentschler in Chicago Sun-Times, December 25, 1995, p. 33. [PDF copy]



TERRORISM AND COUNTERTERRORISM

How the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Apparatus Is Being Turned on Protesters - Vice, January 19, 2015.

America on Alert... - The National Enquirer, June 10, 2013.  

Obama says since he took office, “there have been no large-scale attacks on the US” - PolitiFact, May 23, 2013. 

Bombing suspects' motive may be region or religion, USC experts say - WBTW (also BWJBF-TV), April 19, 2013; Biggest question from Boston, Greenville Journal, April 26, 2013; The Carl Nelson Show, WOL Radio, April 19, 2013; Interview on investigations, Metro (Brasil), April 18, 2013; The Gary Doyle Show [podcast], 570 News Radio, Ontario, April 17, 2013; Law officials step up vigilance, The State, April 17, 2013; Interview, WJBC radio, April 16, 2013. 

Je Amerika veľký bazár zbraní? - Pravda (Slovak Republic), December 17, 2012. 

Interview on the impact of Osama bin Laden's death (video) - WIS-TV, NBC Columbia, South Carolina, May 2, 2011.  

Expert Says Bin Laden Death Could Have Unintended Consequences (video) - News Channel 6, May 2, 2011. 

American military analyst: Azerbaijan's role is a strategic one to US - Today.Az, June 2010. 

N.H. Bomb Scare a False Alarm - The Boston Globe, May 8, 2010. 

Estados Unidos ve en el "terrorista solitario" su nueva amenaza - El Universal, May 5, 2010. 

In Kenya, Fate of Detained Muslim Cleric Said to Depend on Extradition Treaties - VOANews.com, January 15, 2010. 

Int'l assistance is needed to prevent terrorism in Nagorno-Karabakh: expert - Today.az (Azerbaijan), October 7, 2009. 

Muslim community rallies behind Sudbury man charged by the FBI - Boston Globe, March 8, 2009. 

Je Usama bin Ládin nový Che Guevara? - Pravda (Slovakia), August 23, 2008. [PDF copy

Al–Kajdá si v Iraku vyláme zuby - Pravda (Slovakia), August 22, 2008. [PDF copy]

Top Hezbollah Commander Killed in Syria - Online debate, WashingtonPost.com, February 13, 2008. 

International Intelligence Sharing for Global Security - Turkish Weekly, December 23, 2007. 

Six Years Later: What Is 9/11? - By Reid Wilson. RealClearPolitics.com, September 11, 2007.  

Attacks In Mind, But Life Goes On - The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, September 9, 2007. 

Explosive Indictment - The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), September 1, 2007. 

Surveillance Nation (audio) - Radio program on security cameras, On Point, NPR, July 12, 2007.

Experts Say Laos Plot not Practical - The Fresno Bee, June 7, 2007. 

11. september 2001 [PDF] - Pravda (Slovakia), September 9, 2006. 

Daily Life Hasn't Changed for Americans Since Sept. 11 - Deutsche Welle, September 3, 2006. (Spanish, German)

¿En dónde está Osama Bin Laden? - Tiempos del Mundo, July 13, 2006. 

On Behalf of Muslims, ACLU Seeks FBI Surveillance Data - The Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2006. 

Muslims Find Giving to Charity now Harder - The Toledo Blade, March 6, 2006. 

A New Spin on Global Security - Federal Computer Week, August 29, 2005. 

De-Metaphoring a Metaphor (audio) - The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, New York, July 26, 2005. 

Subway Users Ride at Their Own Risk - ABCNews.com, July 22, 2005. 

Responding to Terror (audio) - The Connection, NPR radio, July 22, 2005. 

Experts: Bombers Estranged from London Community - The Toledo Blade, July 17, 2005.

News segment on terrorism (video) - WOLO-ABC25, Columbia, SC, July 7, 2005. 

Policing Terrorism - Online discussion, WashingtonPost.com, July 7, 2005.

Anti-Terror Legislation Passed After 9/11 (audio) - The Carolina Minute, South Carolina Public Radio (South Carolina Educational Radio Network), August 10, 2004.  

Is Saying 'War on Terror' Hampering Counterterrorism? (audio) - NPR, Day to Day, August 6, 2004. 

Sociology’s Mathieu Deflem is Authority on World Terrorism - USC Times, June 17, 2004. [PDF copy]

War on Terrorism Strains Agencies (audio) - The Carolina Minute, South Carolina Public Radio, June 14, 2004.  

Scots-US Flights Hit - Daily Record (Scotland), February 2, 2004. 

'Strange' Incidents in S.C. Serve as Reminders of Domestic Threats - Associated Press, December 12, 2003. 

Terrorism Task Forces Join Efforts (audio) - The Carolina Minute, South Carolina Public Radio, November 12, 2003. 

Global Policing and Terrorism, Part 1 & Part 2 (audio) - The Andy Thomas Show, Columbia, SC, September 10, 2003.  

Investigation Finds Security Holes at SC DMV (video) - News Channel 7, Spartanburg, SC, September 9, 2003. 

Worldwide police efforts battle terrorism (audio) - The Carolina Minute, September 9, 2003.  

Ulster Haunted by Lingering Scars of Omagh Horror - South China Morning Post, August 15, 2003. 

The Fight Against Terror at the UN (video) - CNN International, “Your World Today,” May 8, 2003.


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