Adam Klein
Assistant Professor

E-mail: aklein@pace.edu

School/College: Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Department(s): Communication Studies
Primary Location:

Office Hours: (Spring 2017)
Tuesday, Thursday
12:10PM-1:40PM
Wednesday
3:00PM-5:30PM

Office Phone:
+1-212-346-1311

Education

PhD, Howard University, Washington, DC, 2010

Mass Communication & Media Studies

MA, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2003

Screenwriting

BA, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, 2001

English

Scheduled Courses

Spring 2019:
No courses scheduled.

View All Courses Taught
  • COM 111: Introduction to Communication
  • COM 113: Media, Culture, and Society
  • COM 200: Public Speaking
  • COM 213: Intercultural Communication
  • COM 228: Writing for Convergent Tech
  • COM 239: Milestones in Commun Rsrch
  • COM 245: Commctn and Popular Culture
  • COM 297: The Dark Side of Communication
  • COM 336: Propaganda
  • COM 393: Intern Program I
  • COM 393: Internship Program I
  • COM 393: Internship Program l
  • COM 394: Internship Program II
  • COM 395: Independent Study in Comm.
  • SPE 203: Persuasive Speaking
  • UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty
  • Research Interests

    Global Communication; News and American Politics; Social Movements & Cultural Conflicts; Propaganda and Hate Speech; Political-Economy of Media Systems

    Awards and Honors

    • NYSCA Annual Conference , October 15, 2015 - Top Paper Award

    MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

    • New York Times [Newspaper], May 25 2018
      Quoted, “Are we really still calling this shirt a ‘wife-beater’?” by Moises Velasquez-Manoff.
    • Newsweek [Magazine], October 18 2017
      Quoted, “Las Vegas shooting conspiracy theories now include the Illuminati and Antifa,” by Maria Perez.
    • Mother Jones [Magazine], October 17 2017
      Quoted/Interviewed, “Trump supporters are promoting insane conspiracy theories about the Vegas shooter,” by Bryan Schatz
    • Miami Herald [Newspaper], August 15 2017
      Quoted/Interviewed, “America’s voice of white supremacy,” by Alex Harris
    • Wired [Internet], May 31 2017
      Quoted/Interviewed, “To make your conspiracy theory legit, just find an ‘expert,” by Emma Ellis
    • NRP/WAMU [Radio], May 24 2017
      Interviewed, “In the wake of College Park murder campuses confront a new wave of bigotry,” by Patrick Madden.
    • WAMC / Northeast Public Radion [Radio], April 24 2017
      Interviewed on “The Academic Minute” discussing how hate groups have taken their message online. https://academicminute.org/2017/04/adam-klein-pace-university-hate-groups-go-online/
    • Wired [Internet], April 20 2017
      Quoted/Interviewed, "“Extremists’ Meme Armies are turning into Militias,” by Emma Ellis.
    • Wired [Internet], March 12 2017
      Quoted/Interviewed, “The Internet Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” by Emma Ellis
    • NPR's "The Takeaway" (WNYC) [Radio], June 23 2015
      On the rise of hate communities on the Internet as this subject related to the tragic shooting at a historic Black church in Charleston, SC, and the online influences of the 21-year-old shooter.

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • International Communication Association
    • National Communication Association
    • New York State Communication Association

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    Publications

    Klein, A. G. (2019). From Twitter to Charlottesville: Analyzing the Fighting Words between the Alt-Right and Antifa. International Journal of Communication. Vol 13 , pages 297-318.

    Klein, A. G. (2018, November). Fear more than hate feeds online bigotry and real-world violence. http://https://theconversation.com/fear-more-than-hate-feeds-online-bigotry-and-real-world-violence-106988

    Klein, A. G. (2018, March). The NRA's video channel is a hotbed of online hostility. http://https://theconversation.com/the-nras-video-channel-is-a-hotbed-of-online-hostility-92477

    Klein, A. G. (2017). Fanaticism, Racism, and Rage Online: Corrupting the Digital Sphere. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 200.

    Klein, A. G. (2017, May). Negative Spaces: Terrorist attempts to erase cultural history and the critical media coverage. Media, War & Conflict. Vol 11 (Issue 2) , pages 265-281.

    Klein, A. G. (2017, February). How Online Hate Infiltrates Social Media and Politics. http://www.salon.com/2017/03/21/how-online-hate-infiltrates-social-media-and-politics_partner/

    Klein, A. G. (2016). Threshold Event: Exploring a Commercial Sponsorship of LGBT Rights During the Sochi Olympics. (Special Issue on Social Science and the Olympic Games). Cogent Social Sciences. Vol 2 , pages 1-18.

    Klein, A. G. (2016). Using the “Wife-Beater” Shirt to Teach about Hegemony and Counterhegemony. Communication Teacher. Vol 30 (Issue 3) , pages 100-105.

    Klein, A. G. (2016, November 7). In Trump, Extremism Found its Champion – And Maybe its Demise. http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-extremists-platform-demise-2016-11/

    Klein, A. G. (2016, March 30). How Anonymous Hacked Donald Trump. http://newrepublic.com/article/132283/anonymous-hacked-donald-trump

    Klein, A. G. (2015). Vigilante Media: Unveiling Anonymous and the Hacktivist Persona in the Global Press. Communication Monographs. Vol 82 (Issue 3) , pages 379-401.

    Klein, A. G. (2014). "Participatory Media Impact on the Arab Spring". In Kehbuma Langmia et al. (Eds.) Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice. University Press of America. , pages 182-203.

    Klein, A. G. (2012). Measuring Media Compliance and Divergence in the Nondemocratic Press System. Communication Monographs. Vol 79 (Issue 1) , pages 115-136.

    Klein, A. G. (2012). Slipping Racism into the Mainstream: A Theory of Information Laundering. Communication Theory. Vol 22 (Issue 4) , pages 427-448.

    Klein, A. G. (2010, June). A Space for Hate: The White Power Movement's Adaptation into Cyberspace. Sacramento, CA, USA: Litwin Books, LLC. , pages 220.

    Klein, A. G. (2009). Characterizing “the Enemy”: Zionism and Islamism in the Iranian and Israeli Press. Communication, Culture & Critique. Vol 2 (Issue 3) , pages 387-406.

    Klein, A. G., Byerly, C. & McEachern, T. (2009). Counterframing Public Dissent: Analysis of Antiwar coverage in the U.S. Media. Critical Studies in Media Communication. Vol 26 (Issue 4) , pages 331-350.

    PRESENTATIONS

    Klein, A. G. (2016, November 9). National Communication Association. Threshold Event: Exploring the Commercial Response to Gay Rights Amidst the Sochi Olympics”. Philadelphia, PA

    Klein, A. G. (2015, October 17). New York State Communication Association (NYSCA) Annual Convention. Negative Spaces: Examining the Taliban's Attempts to Erase Cultural Sites. Callicoon, NY

    Klein, A. G., Lassman, K. A., Cantarella, L. V., Dory, J. & Dwyer, C. (2015, May 14). The Pace Faculty Institute. Towards Technically Fluent Graduates. Pace University, New York, NY

    Klein, A. G., Escalona, H. & Gelineau, R. (2015, January). Best Practices. “Combatting the Culture of Abuse: Students Teaching Students about Issues of Teen Dating Violence". Pace University , Westchester Campus

    Klein, A. (2014, November 20). National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention. "Vigilante Media: Unveiling Anonymous and the Hacktivist Persona in the Global Press”. Chicago, IL

    DEPARTMENT SERVICE

    • Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
    • Department Mentoring Grant Program [Committee Member]

    UNIVERSITY SERVICE

    • Academic Resources Committee [Committee Member]
    • Student Affairs Committee [Committee Member]
    • Academic Resources Committee [Committee Member]