Christopher Cimaglio

Christopher Cimaglio

Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type
Faculty
Service
- Present
Biography

Chris Cimaglio’s teaching and research examine media, politics, and popular culture from critical/cultural and historical perspectives. He is currently working on a book on the politics of representing the white working class in U.S. news media and political discourse since the 1930s: how journalists, politicians, pundits, pollsters, social movement groups, and others have claimed to speak for and about white working-class people, how dominant understandings of white working-class identity have changed over time, and why varied political actors have so often invoked white workers in debating fundamental questions around the state’s sphere of responsibility, the legitimacy of the economic system, normative American identity, and the contours of power and marginalization. Some of his other projects have focused on political media criticism in the U.S., business news, and the TV series Roseanne. Chris earned his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Degree(s)
B.S., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania