Kevin Carragee, PhD

Department of Communication and Journalism

Phone: 617-573-8768
Fax: 617-305-1763
Office: Somerset Building, Rm. 414F

Fall 2018 Office Hours

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Wednesdays
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Thursdays
Also by appointment


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


Kevin M. Carragee teaches courses focusing on 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. 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.

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