Phillip C. Arceneaux is a Ph.D student in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. His research investigates public diplomacy as a function of international political broadcasting. Based in the framework of international law, Phillip’s primary research agenda is in policy development around the growing nature of digital diplomacy and computational propaganda, as well as the use and abuse of public diplomacy tools for the purposes of legal warfare, i.e. lawfare.
Arceneaux has presented his research at the 2017 CPD-Oxford Doctoral Conference on Digital and Public Diplomacy at the University of Oxford, as well as at the 2018 Emerging Research and Trends in Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding Doctoral and Postdoc Pre-Conference prior to the International Communication Association’s annual conference in Prague, Czechia. He has also interned during his doctoral program as a digital content consultant with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement, a department in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.
Arceneaux holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies (2013) from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) and a Master’s degree in Communication (2016) from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Arceneaux's dissertation project is titled "Mediated Public Diplomacy and International Law: A Legal Framework for the Study of State-Sponsored Persuasive Broadcasting."
In The News:
September 25, 2018. CPD Awards 2018-2019 Doctoral Dissertation Grant.