Christopher Cimaglio's research interests include U.S. media and communication history, media and politics, race/class and media, journalism studies, and cultural studies. He recently defended his dissertation, which examines the representation of the white working class in U.S. politics from the 1930s to the 1990s: how American politicians, journalists, pollsters, pundits, academics, social movement groups, and others have studied, written about, and claimed to speak for white working class people and how this work has shaped American politics. Some of his other projects have focused on conservative media criticism in the 1970s U.S. and the growth of business journalism in the 1970s and 1980s. Before coming to Annenberg, Cimaglio earned a bachelor’s degree in Culture & Politics from Georgetown University.
Christopher Cimaglio is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication.