School of Communication Faculty
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Associate Professor (2011)
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.Phil. Stirling University
Ph.D. University of Maryland
Paul Mihailidis's research explores the nexus of media literacy, young people and engagement in civic life. He is the Director of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change, a program that annually gathers scholars and students from around the world to investigate media and global citizenship. His forthcoming book Media Litearcy and the Emerging Citizen: Youth, Engagement and Participation in Digital Culture (Peter Lang 2014) explores the competencies young citizens need to thrive in the digital age.
Mihailidis has published widely on media literacy, global media, and digital citizenship.In addition to Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen, he has edited two books: Media Literacy Education in Action: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives (w/Belinha DeAbreu, Routledge 2013) and News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and the Classroom (Peter Lang 2012). He has two forthcoming anthologies: The Civic Media Reader (MIT Press, w/ Eric Gordon) and the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy (Wiley, with Renee Hobbs)
Mihailidis sits on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), is the co-editor for the Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE), and the Associate Director of the Engagement Lab at Emerson College. Mihailidis has presented his research to the World Association of Newspapers (WAN), UNESCO, and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and traveled to China to join the board of the Academy for Global Media in Chongqing. As Director of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change, Mihailidis oversees a program that gathers over 60 students and a dozen faculty from five continents for three weeks every summer to create multimedia media literacy products that are used in over 100 countries around the world
At Emerson, Mihailidis teaches Media Literacy, Interactive Communication, and Digital Media and Culture.
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