Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
B.A. in Communication, Literature, Art History, Philosophy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1990
Ph. D. Candidate, ABD, in Communication, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1997
Lotta Kratz teaches classes in media studies, diversity, technology, and visual communication (still photography). Much of her teaching focuses on challenging students to reflect on, and take into account for their own lives, issues of power, privilege, and identity. In 2005, she received the SCU student-run Multicultural Center’s Faculty/Staff of the Year Award. She was nominated for Santa Clara University’s Inclusive Excellence Award in 2010. Originally publishing in the area of media use, over the years her interests have shifted into diversity, representation, identity, and visual communication. Kratz is an active photographer, especially using her iphone. Since 2010, she has shown photography on three continents, and in several states in the U.S. For more information, including links to social media, visit her homepage.
Introduction to Media Studies (Comm 2), Technology and Communication (Comm 12), Public Speaking (Comm 20), Intercultural Communication (Comm 107A), Diversity and Media (Comm 121A) Visual Cultural Communication (Comm 162B)