Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Karin Wilkins


ProfessorPh.D., University of Pennsylvania

Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Professor
Karin Wilkins

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Interests


Development and international communication, media and social change.

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, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Chair of the Global Studies Bridging Disciplines Program. 

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.

 

 

Courses


MES 342 • Dev Comm And Social Change

40910 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm CMA 3.116
(also listed as LAS 322)

If we are to improve our attempts to address serious global problems and resolve devastating conflicts, we must re-evaluate development communication as a practice and as an approach. Development communication involves the strategic application of communication technologies and processes to resolve social problems. This course surveys the field of development communication, from its historical conceptions within the US toward its current practice in developing countries.

MES 381 • Media And The Middle East

42417 • Fall 2013
Meets TH 1230pm-330pm CMA 6.172

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)

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

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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