Kevin Carragee, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Communication, Journalism & Media

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Kevin M. Carragee teaches courses focusing of media effects, media criticism, visual aesthetics, and the internet and public discussion. He has published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters. He also has edited six scholarly books, including Communication Activism: Struggling for Social Justice Amidst Difference. His publications have focused on multiple topics, including contributions to both framing scholarship and activist-oriented communication research. He received a Fulbright Scholarship for teaching and research in Poland. Carragee serves as the Co-Director of the Media Research and Action Project, a group that assists social movement organizations and community groups in framing their messages, influencing news coverage, and securing political reforms.


  • PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MS, Shippensburg University
  • BA, Adelphi University

Research Interests

  • The Interaction between the News Media and Social Movements
  • Forms of Communication Activism
  • Activist-Oriented Communication Scholarship
  • News Media Framing of Social and Political Issues
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Courses Taught

  • CJN 101 Intro to Communication
  • CJN 152 Visual Aesthetics
  • CJN 387 Media and Film Criticism
  • CJN 400 Media Effects and Audiences
  • CJN 466 Seminar in Media/Film
  • CJN H152 Honors Visual Aesthetics
  • CJN H506 Honors Seminar