Our Faculty

Adam Klein

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Communication Studies

  • @New York City
Office Hours
New York City

Tue, Thu 12:10pm-1:40pm

Wed 3:00pm-5:30pm


PhD , Howard University , Washington, DC , 2010
Mass Communication & Media Studies

MA , University of Miami , Miami, FL , 2003

BA , Salisbury University , Salisbury, MD , 2001

Awards and Honors

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


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

Klein, A. G. (2017). Negative Spaces: Terrorist attempts to erase cultural history and the critical media coverage. Media, War & Conflict.

Klein, A. G. (2017, February). How Online Hate Infiltrates Social Media and Politics. The Conversation. Republished in Salon. 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.

Klein, A. G. (2016). Using the “Wife-Beater” Shirt to Teach about Hegemony and Counterhegemony. Communication Teacher.

Klein, A. G. (2016, November 7). In Trump, Extremism Found its Champion – And Maybe its Demise. The Conversation. Republished in Business Insider and Raw Story. http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-extremists-platform-demise-2016-11/

Klein, A. G. (2016, March 30). How Anonymous Hacked Donald Trump. The Conversation. Republished in The New Republic. 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.

Klein, A. G. (2014). "Participatory Media Impact on the Arab Spring". In Kehbuma Langmia et al. (Eds.) Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice. Rowman & Littlefield.

Klein, A. G. (2012). Measuring Media Compliance and Divergence in the Nondemocratic Press System. Communication Monographs.

Klein, A. G. (2012). Slipping Racism into the Mainstream: A Theory of Information Laundering. Communication Theory.

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.

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.


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

Klein, A. (2013, October 23). New York State Communication Association (NYSCA) Annual Convention. “A Comparative Content Analysis of YouTube Videos from the Green Revolution to the Arab Spring”. Ellenville, NY


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

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts


  • 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.


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


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  • POP TV [Faculty Advisor]
  • Academic Resources Committee [Committee Member]
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