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Sue Curry Jansen

‌‌‌Professor of Media and Communication, Muhlenberg College

Sue Curry Jansen focuses on freedom of expression and its obstacles, the sociology of knowledge, gender and technology, and the social and intellectual history of the Progressive Era.

Her books include "Stealth Communications: The Spectacular Rise of Public Relations" (2016), a critical assessment of PR; "Walter Lippmann," a rethinking of Lippmann’s legacy for media studies (2012) "Media & Social Justice: (2011, co-editor), "Critical Communication Theory: Power, Media, Gender & Technology" (2002, Chinese edition 2008), "Censorship: The Knot that Binds Power and Knowledge" (1988, 1991), and "Humanism in Sociology: Historical Roots and Contemporary Problems" (1978, co-author).

Recent chapters include “Every Idea is an Incitement: Holmes and Lenin” in "Censorship Moments," edited by G. Kemp (2014); “‘The World’s Greatest Adventure in Advertising’: Walter Lippmann’s Critique of Censorship and Propaganda” in "The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda" edited by J. Auerbach & R. Castronovo; and “Redesigning a Nation: Welcome to E-stonia, 2001-2018” in "Branding Post-Communist Nations: Marketing National Identities in the 'New' Europe" (2012) edited by N. Kaneva.

Recent articles have appeared in the International Journal of Communication, Communication Theory, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Social Identities, and Critical Studies in Media Communication.


  • –present
    ‌‌‌Professor of Media and Communication, Muhlenberg College