Kevin Carragee, PhD

Professor, Communication, Journalism, & Media

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Kevin M. Carragee teaches courses focusing on media effects, media criticism, visual aesthetics, the internet and public discussion, and the relationship between social movements and the news media. 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. He presented a keynote presentation, "Communication, Activism and the News Media: An Agenda for Future Research," to an international conference on Collective Action in the Digital Age held in Valencia, Spain. He also 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 movements  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
  • The News Media and Political Change
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Courses Taught

  • CJN 506 Honors Seminar
  • CJN 466 Seminar in Media/Film
  • CJN 152 Visual Aesthetics
  • CJN 387 Media and Film Criticism