Our Faculty

Adam Klein

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Communication Studies

  • @New York City
Office Hours
New York City

Spring 2022

Tue 10:30am-12:00pm

Thu 10:30am-12:pm

Office Hours

Spring 2022

Office Hours

Spring 2022

Mon 9:am-12:00pm


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


Social Networks and the Challenge of Hate Disguised as Fear and Politics
Klein, A. G. (2021). Journal for Deradicalization.

Social media at a crossroads: Confronting Political Extremism
Klein, A. G. (2021, February). http://https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/responses/social-media-at-a-crossroads-confronting-political-extremism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Participatory Media Impact on the Arab Spring"
Klein, A. G. (2014). University Press of America. , pages 182-203.

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

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

A Space for Hate: The White Power Movement's Adaptation into Cyberspace
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.

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

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


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


Associated Press [Newspaper], September232020
Quoted, “Trump, Social Media, Right-Ring News Stir up Antifa Scares,” by Michael Kunzelman

Washington Post [Newspaper], June142020
Quoted, “Scant evidence of antifa shows how sweeping the protests for racial justice have become," by Isaac Stanley-Becker

Wired [Internet], June42020
Quoted, “The World was Primed for Protest Conspiracy Theories,” by Emma Ellis

Washington Post [Newspaper], June12020
Quoted, “U.S. at 'crossroads' as protests grip cities and police crack down, causing violent confrontations,” by Stanley Becker

Wired [Internet], March12019
Quoted, "Trump-era Congressional Hearings have Succumbed to Conspiracy Politics," by Emma Ellis.

New York Times [Newspaper], May252018
Quoted, “Are we really still calling this shirt a 'wife-beater'?” by Moises Velasquez-Manoff.

Newsweek [Magazine], October182017
Quoted, “Las Vegas shooting conspiracy theories now include the Illuminati and Antifa,” by Maria Perez.

Mother Jones [Magazine], October172017
Quoted/Interviewed, “Trump supporters are promoting insane conspiracy theories about the Vegas shooter,” by Bryan Schatz

Miami Herald [Newspaper], August152017
Quoted/Interviewed, “America's voice of white supremacy,” by Alex Harris

Wired [Internet], May312017
Quoted/Interviewed, “To make your conspiracy theory legit, just find an 'expert,” by Emma Ellis

NRP/WAMU [Radio], May242017
Interviewed, “In the wake of College Park murder campuses confront a new wave of bigotry,” by Patrick Madden.

WAMC / Northeast Public Radion [Radio], April242017
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], April202017
Quoted/Interviewed, "“Extremists' Meme Armies are turning into Militias,” by Emma Ellis.

Wired [Internet], March122017
Quoted/Interviewed, “The Internet Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” by Emma Ellis

NPR's "The Takeaway" (WNYC) [Radio], June232015
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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