Our Faculty

Adam Klein

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Communication Studies

  • @New York City
Office Hours
New York City

Spring 2017

Mon 11:30pm-1:00pm

Mon 3:00pm-5:30pm

Wed 11:30am-1:pm

Office Hours

Spring 2017

Office Hours

Spring 2017


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

Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference, April 2019 - Top Paper Award: Political Communication Division
NYSCA Annual Conference , October 15, 2015 - Top Paper Award


Klein, A. G. (2020). Loaded words: NRATV and the Making of Liberal America as a Public Enemy. Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric.

Klein, A. G. (2020, June). Social networks aim to erase hate but miss the target on guns. http://https://theconversation.com/social-networks-aim-to-erase-hate-but-miss-the-target-on-guns-142121

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. (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.


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


Global Conflict and Communication; News and American Politics; Propaganda and Hate Speech; Political-Economy of Media Systems.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts


Associated Press [Newspaper], September 23 2020
Quoted, “Trump, Social Media, Right-Ring News Stir up Antifa Scares,” by Michael Kunzelman

Washington Post [Newspaper], June 14 2020
Quoted, “Scant evidence of antifa shows how sweeping the protests for racial justice have become," by Isaac Stanley-Becker

Wired [Internet], June 4 2020
Quoted, “The World was Primed for Protest Conspiracy Theories,” by Emma Ellis

Washington Post [Newspaper], June 1 2020
Quoted, “U.S. at 'crossroads' as protests grip cities and police crack down, causing violent confrontations,” by Stanley Becker

Wired [Internet], March 1 2019
Quoted, "Trump-era Congressional Hearings have Succumbed to Conspiracy Politics," by Emma Ellis.

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
Interviewed, 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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