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Shane M. Graber, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor
Department of Communication

Courses Taught

Media & Society; News Writing; Feature Writing


Ph.D.: University of Texas-Austin, 2019

MFA: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010

Research Interests

  • Critical / cultural issues in media
  • Race, gender, class, and sexuality in mainstream news

Publications and Media Placements

Graber, S. M., Figueroa, E., & Vasudevan, K. (2019). Oh, Say, Can You Kneel: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Colin Kaepernick's Racial Protest. Howard Journal of Communications, 0(0), 1–17.

Graber, S. M., & Whipple, K. N. (2019). Yes to bezique, no to aqueduct: A critical discourse analysis of how U.S. news covers sororities. Feminist Media Studies, 0(0), 1–16.

Graber, S. M. (2019). A puzzling problem: Symbolic annihilation in The New York Times crossword puzzle. Journalism Practice, 13(3), 383–395.

Graber, S. M. (2018). The Bathroom Boogeyman: A qualitative analysis of how the Houston Chronicle framed the Equal Rights Ordinance. Journalism Practice, 12(7), 870–887.

Graber, S. M. (2017). War of perception: A Habermasian discourse analysis of human shield newspaper reporting during the 2014 Gaza War. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 34(3), 293–307.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)