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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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Faculty & Staff

Margie Thompson, PhD

Margie ThompsonOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies Building, Room 112

Phone: 303-871-3947


Areas of Focus: Margie Thompson is an associate professor in the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies, specializing in critical perspectives on gender, race and culture in media, multicultural and alternative journalism, multicultural and global media and communication, and women's and feminist activism in a global context. She has also worked as a multicultural and global journalist for more than 20 years with women's independent media in Central America, including FIRE (Radio Internacional Feminista or Feminist International Radio Endeavour) and ESCRIBANA, authoring numerous online and multimedia productions. In addition, Margie is a photojournalist and fine arts photographer, presenting photo exhibitions on nature and biodiversity, cross-cultural issues, women's social & political activism in Latin America, and popular resistance to neoliberalism, war and armed conflict.

Office Hours, Fall Quarter 2020: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. or by appointment. Email for the Zoom link.

Selected Classes: 

  • MFJS 2210: Introduction to Media and Culture
  • MFJS 3020/4550: Media Effects and Consequences
  • MFJS 3110: Audience Research Methods
  • MFJS 3440: Global & Multicultural Campaigns
  • MFJS 3652/4652: Culture, Gender, and Global Communication
  • MFJS 3655/4655: Multicultural Journalism
  • MFJS 3656/4656: Immigration, Communication & Border Cultures
  • MFJS 4560: Methods in Communication Research
  • MFJS 4654: Intercultural Communication


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Selected Publications:

  • Thompson, Margaret (Under contract). Multicultural Journalism: Critical Reflexivity in News Practice, Routledge.
  • Clark, Lynn S., Brennan, D. & Thompson M. (2015, May). Using Media to Make a Difference in the Relationships between Students of Color and Members of Law Enforcement (Research brief). Estlow Center for International Journalism & New Media, University of Denver.
  • Suárez-Toro, M. (Editor) and Thompson, M. (Associate Editor) (2014). Honduras: refundación ya (en tejido social emancipador en la resistencia)" (Honduras: Refoundation (in the emancipatory social fabric of the resistance). Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica.

Selected Accomplishments: 

  • Journalist and photographer, Escribana, a women's communications initiative based in Central America and the United States.
  • Journalist, multi-media producer and photographer, FIRE – Feminist International Radio Endeavour (Radio Internacional Feminista), 1998-2015. Produced by Latin American and Caribbean women, based on Costa Rica.
  • Estlow Fellow, 2014-2017
  • Driscoll Master Educator Award, 2012

Find out more about Dr. Thompson from her Faculty Spotlight article, featured in the Winter 2017 issue of the MFJS Newsletter: Faculty Spotlight: Associate Professor to Write Book on Multicultural Journalism.