courses in Gender Studies, Health Communication, and Performance
Studies. His research interests include illness narratives, popular
media and health communication, gendered health and medicine, health
disparities, and integrative medicine.
His academic preparation
includes a BA in Communication from the University of South Florida. He
earned an MA from USF in 1999, concentrating on gender communication in
organizations. He also has two graduate certificates – one in Women’s
Studies from USF and the other in Sexuality, Culture and Society from
the University of Amsterdam. For his doctoral studies, Baglia focused on
gender communication, performance theory, and health; he received his
PhD in 2003 (also from USF) under the tutelage of Elizabeth Bell.
In 2005, Baglia published The Viagra Ad Venture: Masculinity, Media, & the Performance of Sexual Health
Peter Lang Publishing. Along with co-editor Rachel E. Silverman, Dr.
Baglia published a volume of pregnancy loss narratives, Communicating Pregnancy Loss: Narrative as a Method for Change
, in Peter Lang’s Health Communication Series in 2014.
In addition, he has book chapters, book reviews, and articles in journals such as Health Communication
, Family Medicine
, Cultural Studies <> Critical Methodologies
, Text & Performance Quarterly
, Women & Language
, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory & Criticism
has made over sixty presentations at academic conferences and is
regularly invited to serve as a respondent. He is a member of the
National Communication Association (NCA), the Organization for the Study
of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG), and the International
Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI). He is currently on the editorial
boards of Health Communication, Women & Language, Women’s Studies
in Communication, Liminalities, and Kaleidoscope. He has also served in
the capacity of ad hoc reviewer for national and regional journals and
In November, 2012, Baglia received the
Distinguished Book Award for The Viagra Ad Venture from the Health
Communication Division at the National Communication Association.
his spare time, he enjoys spending time parenting, traveling, rooting
for the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Mets, and exploring Chicago.