Patricia Aufderheide

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Patricia Aufderheide "is a professor in the School of Communication at American University and director of the Center for Social Media. She earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., at the University of Minnesota. She has been the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, has served as a Fulbright Senior Researcher in Brazil, is a Woodrow Wilson Honorary Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Aufderheide has served as a visiting professor at the Center for International Studies, Duke University, and as a telecommunications policy analyst for the United Church of Christ Office of Communication, which is a leader in public interest policy. Professor Aufderheide now sits on the Board of Directors for Women Make Movies, the Film Advisory committee at the National Gallery of Art, and on several editorial boards. As a writer and editor she has worked with many nonprofit organizations, including World Resources Institute, The Arab American Anti Defamation Committee, Arab American Institute, and the Labor Institute for Public Affairs, The Center for Media Education, The Benton Foundation, and the Council on Foundations. Aufderheide's books include The Daily Planet: A Critic on the Capitalist Culture Beat, Communications Policy and the Public Interest: The Telecommunications Act of 1996, Anwar Sadat, Beyond PC: Towards a Politics of Understanding (Ed.), Latin American Visions (Ed.). She is a senior editor for In These Times newspaper. You may visit her web site at:" [1]

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  1. Academic Council, Center for Global Peace, accessed July 28, 2007.
  2. International Advisers, OneWorld, accessed January 29, 2008.
  3. 2006 Annual Report, Progressive Media Project, accessed February 25, 2008.