Kevin G. Barnhurst

Professor Emeritus

Kevin Barnhurst specializes in political communication, sociology of young audiences, journalism history, visual communication, and qualitative methods.

His books include The New Long Journalism (in progress); Media Queered: Visibility and its Discontents (New York: Lang), an edited collection; The Form of News, A History with John Nerone (New York: The Guilford Press - Honors: the ICA Outstanding Book (2003), MEA Suzanne Langer Award  (2002), and AEJMC Covert Award (2001) for media history); and Seeing the Newspaper (New York: St. Martin's Press – Honors: Mellett citation for media criticism, In These Times magazine best book of the year). Barnhurst has been featured in more than 100 scholarly publications, including several articles in the Journal of Communication; Media, Culture & Society; and Critical Studies in Mass Communication; two Journalism & Communication Monographs; numerous book chapters, and shorter pieces in English, Italian, and Spanish.

Barnhurst frequently lectures at universities in Latin America and Europe. His awards include Visiting Scholar, Tampere University, Finland (2010); Gæsteprofessor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2009); LSU Reilly Visiting Fellow (2008); Distinguished Fulbright Chair, Italy (2006); Shorenstein Fellow (2001) at Harvard University; Faculty Scholar (1999-2000) of the UIC Great Cities Institute; Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar (1991-1992) at Columbia University in New York City; and Senior Fulbright Scholar, Peru (1989).

  • PhD, University of Amsterdam
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Phone: 312-413-3231
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Email: kgbcomm@uic.edu