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Karin Wilkins

Professor Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Professor
Karin Wilkins

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Biography

Karin Gwinn Wilkins (PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1991) is a Professor with the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, holding affiliations with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Population Research Center. Currently, Wilkins holds an Abe Fellowship sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Other awards include those from Rotary International, St. Andrew’s Society, and Phi Beta Kappa. Wilkins serves as the Vice-Chair of the Intercultural/Development Division of the International Communication Association and the Treasurer/Secretary of the Chinese Communication Association.

Wilkins’ research focuses on development and international communication, as well as media and social change. Some of her work can be found in ReDeveloping Communication for Social Change (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), Communication Theory, Media, Culture & Society, Journal of Communication, International Journal of Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Media Development, Media Asia, Journal of International Communication, Peace Review, and the Asian Journal of Communication, among other venues.

 

 

Interests

Development and international communication, media and social change.

MES 381 • Media And The Middle East

42417 • Fall 2013
Meets TH 1230pm-330pm CMA 6.172
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The objectives of this course are to encourage students to examine critically existing information about the "Middle East" in U.S. media, and to learn about the roles media play in the Middle East. The themes we will address include media and modernity; film, television, and news industries in national, transnational, and global contexts; and representation of the Middle East in US news and US popular culture.

MES 322K • Dev Comm And Social Change-W

41690 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am CMA A3.124
(also listed as LAS 322 )
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Course Description

The objectives of this course are to encourage students to examine critically existing information about the "Middle East" in U.S. media, and to learn about the roles media play in the Middle East. The themes we will address include media and modernity; film, television, and news industries in national, transnational, and global contexts; and representation of the Middle East in US news and US popular culture.

 

Texts & Grading

To be provided by instructor.

MES 384 • Comm For Devel & Social Change

41770 • Spring 2012
Meets M 100pm-400pm PAR 210
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Course Description

The objectives of this course are to encourage students to examine critically existing information about the "Middle East" in U.S. media, and to learn about the roles media play in the Middle East. The themes we will address include media and modernity; film, television, and news industries in national, transnational, and global contexts; and representation of the Middle East in US news and US popular culture.

 

Texts and Grading

To be provided by instructor.

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