Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Robin Andersen
Ph.D., University of Califronia, Irvine

FMH 439

Courses Taught:

History and Culture of Advertising
Gender Images in Media
Peace, Justice and the Media
Environment and the Media
Media Analysis and Criticism
Advertising Critiques
Political Communication
Propaganda and Persuasion    

Robin Andersen is Professor of Communication and Media Studies and Director of the M.A. Program in Public Communication. She is also Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Fordham University. She is the author of 4 books and dozens of book chapters and journal articles. Her research interests include the ways in which media influence public opinion and social policy, including the links between advertising persuasions, consumer culture and environmental issues and policies. Her most recent research explores the influences of images of nature on ecotourism and the environment. She also writes about the relationship between media and war, including the interactions between fact and fiction, entertainment, information and video games. She often serves as a consultant for non-profit groups, and has helped develop strategic communication designs for humanitarian organizations. She is featured in numerous educational documentaries.

Selected Publications:
Consumer Culture and TV Programming  (Westview Press, 1995)
Critical Studies in Media Commercialism  (Oxford, 2000, co-edited)
A Century of Media: A Century of War  (Peter Lang, 2006), winner of the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for 2007.
Battleground: The Media, Vol.1&2  (Greenwood, 2008, co-edited)

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