Dr. Kluver conducts theoretically driven research on political communication (including rhetorical and new media approaches), and global and new media. His work explores politics and political communication, especially Asia, including China, Singapore, and South Korea. Currently, he is co-PI of the Media Monitoring System Project, a real time international broadcast transcription and translation system, and is developing research protocols and agendas using this pioneering technology.
Dr. Kluver was the founder and Executive Director of the Singapore Internet Research Centre, and one of the principal investigators of the international “Internet and Elections” project, a groundbreaking international analysis of the use of the Internet in the elections. Dr. Kluver’s book Civic Discourse, Civil Society, and Chinese Communities won the Outstanding Book Award from the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association in 2000. His essay “The Logic of New Media in International Relations” received the 2003 Walter Benjamin Award from the Media Ecology Association as the outstanding research article in media ecology.
Prior to coming to Oklahoma State University, Dr. Kluver taught at Oklahoma City University, Jiangxi Normal University, the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Texas A&M University. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication, the Journal of Computer-mediated Communication, the Asian Journal of Communication, New Media and Society, China Media Research, and the Western Journal of Communication.