Global media, media and the environment, ethnographic method, documentary media, and Latin American media and cultural theory
Patrick D. Murphy (Ph.D., Ohio University) is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. He is the former chair of the Department of Media Studies and Production in the Klein College and former chair of the Department of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Murphy has served as a visiting professor in the School of Communication and Humanities, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Querétaro, Mexico. Additionally, he was a Fulbright-Garcia Robles fellow in Mexico, served as a delegate for the Latin America team of the American Documentary Showcase series, and taught as a visiting professor for the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program.
His research interests include global media, media and the environment, documentary media, ethnographic method, and Latin American media and cultural theory. Murphy is author of The Media Commons: Globalization and Environmental Discourses (University of Illinois Press, 2017), winner of International Communication Association, Global Communication and Social Change Division’s Best Book Award, 2018. He is also the co-editor of Negotiating Democracy: Media Transformation in Emerging Democracies (SUNY, 2007) and Global Media Studies (Routledge, 2003), and his work has appeared in Environmental Communication; Communication, Culture and Critique; Global Media and Communication; Communication Theory; Popular Communication; Cultural Studies; Journal of International Communication; and Qualitative Inquiry, as well as chapters in many edited books. In addition to his own work he has translated into English articles by some of Latin America’s most prominent communication scholars. Currently he is working on a book about media activism and environmental transition discourses.