Santa Clara University


Dr. Emile G. McAnanyEmile McAnany

Walter E. Schmidt, S.J., Professor of Communication

Academic/professional background: Before coming to Santa Clara in 1997, Dr. McAnany was Ben F. Love Professor at the University of Texas at Austin where he taught for seventeen years. Prior to that he taught in the Communication Department at Stanford University from 1972-78 where he earned his Ph.D. in communication in 1971.

Teaching areas/responsibilities:  Dr. McAnany teaches: International Commmunication (Globalization, International Television and Media, International News, Cultural Export and Trade Regimes); Mass Communication (Mass Communication Theory, Media Audiences and Introduction to Mass Communication); Methodology (Qualitative Methodology).

Research interests: He has focused his research on the social and cultural impacts of various communication technologies in Third World countries, especially Latin America. Recent publications include Mass Media and Free Trade: NAFTA and the Cultural Industries (University of Texas Press, 1996) and a number of articles in communication journals in the U.S. and Latin America. Since 1995 he has been involved with colleagues in Austin and Brazil on a multiyear research project on the social impact of television on fertility transitions. He also continues work on the expansion of cultural industries internationally and cultural consequences for global audiences.

Sample publications:

  • "Mass Media and Fertility Change." in J. Casterline, Ed. Diffusion Processes and Fertility Transition, National Academy Press, 2001 pp. 208-239 (co-author R. Hornik).
  • Cultural Industries in the Free Trade Age: A Look at Mexican Television" in Joseph, Rubenstein and Zolov Eds. Fragments of a Golden Age: The Politics of Culture in Mexico Since 1940, Duke University Press, 2001, pp.389-414 (co-author O. Hernandez
  • "Theories and Evidence: Mass Media Effects and Fertility Change" Communication Theory, 11, 4, 2001, 454-471.
  • "Globalization and Satellite Television: New Technology and Cultural Dominance." In International Relations and Cultural Communication (in Chinese). Beijing: Beijing BroadcastingInstitute, 2002, 148-169.
  • "Globalization and the Media: The Debate Continues." Communication Research Trends, 21(4), 2002, 1-19.

Emile G. McAnany
Arts and Sciences Building 228
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Tel. 408-551-1915 
Fax 408-554-4913