Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies
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Garrett Broad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. His research investigates the impacts of globalization, storytelling and communication technology in shaping contemporary communities and networked movements for social change. Much of his work focuses on the challenges and possibilities of environmental sustainability in the digital age, with particular attention granted to local and global food systems. His first book, More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change, was published by the University of California Press in early 2016. Garrett's research and teaching blends the theoretical foundations of media and cultural studies with applied social science methods, all in an effort to advance social and environmental justice, promote diversified media storytelling, encourage community health and foster civic vitality. His writings on community organizing, environmental controversy, animal rights and media storytelling have been featured in a number of high-quality peer-reviewed journals. His teaching has covered a host of interdisciplinary topics, including environmental communication, civic media and intercultural communication, among others. Garrett received his PhD from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2013. While at USC, he was a member of the Metamorphosis Project research team, in which he drew from multi-method and multi-level approaches to study the city of Los Angeles and its diverse citizenry. He also served as the George Gerbner Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. An engaged scholar, Garrett's work often involves research collaborations with community-based non-profit organizations devoted to progressive social change.