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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies

Degree Programs

Faculty & Staff

Robert L. Handley, PhD

Office Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies, Room 125A

Areas of Focus

Sociology of news, cultural repair work, political economy and cultural/critical communication studies, U.S. foreign policy and the press, democracy and the media system


  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin (2010)
  • MA, Temple University (2003)
  • BS, Grand Valley State University (2001)

Selected Accomplishments

  • 2012 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Emerging Scholar Award
  • Continuing Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, 2008-2009
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Cultural and Critical Studies Division, Top Student Paper, 2nd Place, in 2008 and 2009