Munster professor’s book offers perspectives on controversial 2009 Iranian demonstrations

Professor, Head of Purdue University Calumet’s Department of Communication and Creative Arts, and Munster resident Yahya R. Kamalipour has edited a published book—his 14th—that offers worldwide perspectives about the controversial, 2009 Iranian demonstrations.

The book, Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age: The 2009 Presidential Election Uprising in Iran, provides viewpoints Kamalipour collected from researchers, reporters, authors, and other experts from around the world.

Internationally recognized as a scholar, analyst and speaker about topics of global media, cultural and political significance, Kamalipour is director of Purdue Calumet’s Center for Global Studies. The Center serves to connect national and international researchers by advancing practices, strategies and trends in matters of global significance. Additionally, he is founder and director of the Global Communication Association, which fosters and promotes academic research in global studies and collaboration among universities worldwide.

Kamalipour’s scholarly research and interests include globalization, media impact, international communication, advertising, cultural diversity, stereotyping, Middle East media, and new communication technologies

“I truly enjoy what I do,” Kamalipour, who has served Purdue Calumet for nearly 25 years, said. “Being actively engaged in the process of producing, disseminating, collaborating and contributing is highly rewarding.”

Kamalipour earned undergraduate degrees from Marshalltown (IA) Community College and Minnesota State University and graduate degrees from University of Wisconsin-Superior and University of Missouri.

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