Giant's Causeway,County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Jansen's teaching and scholarship focuses on issues of free expression
including: relationships of power and knowledge, social conditions and
institutional arrangements that promote participatory democracy and social
justice and the social and intellectual histories of mediated communication.
Her books include Walter Lippmann: A Critical Introduction to Media and
Communication Theory (2012), Critical Communication Theory: Power, Media,
Gender and Technology (2002) and Censorship: The Knot that Binds Power and
Knowledge (1988, 1991). She is co-editor of Media and Social Justice (2011) and
co-author of Humanism in Sociology (1978).
also published numerous articles and chapters, animated by two generative
questions: What do We Know and How do We Know it? This work addresses such topics
as the history of social justice movements in America, the social and
intellectual history of the progressive movement, international news,
propaganda, public diplomacy, nation branding and neoliberalism, gender,
science and technology, representations of race and masculinity in sports
media, market censorship, and censorship backfire.