Shawna M. Brandle (she/her)

Professor of Political Science at KCC

Associate Professor & Faculty Leader for OER at Kingsborough Community College.
PhD in Political Science from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Research areas include human rights, media coverage of human rights and refugee issues, and Open Educational Resources in higher education.

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Academic Interests

human rights, political communications, refugee studies, open educational resources


PhD, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2013

MA, Brooklyn College, 2006
BSFS, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2003
  • Associate ProfessorHistory, Philosophy, and Political ScienceKingsborough Community College

Seldom, Superficial, and Soon Gone: Television News Coverage of Refugees in the US, 2006-2015” co-authored with Dr. Janet Reilly, Refugee Survey Quarterly

Brandle, Shawna M, and Stacy Katz, Amy Beth, Cailean Cooney, Jacqueline DiSanto, Anne Hays, Linda Miles, and Abigail Morrison.  “But What Do the Students Think: Results of the CUNY Cross-Campus Zero-Textbook Cost Student Survey.”  Open Praxis

Brandle, Shawna M.  “Games, Movies, and Zombies: Making IR Fun for Everyone.Journal of Political Science Education

Brandle, Shawna M. 2018. “Opening up to OERs: Electronic Original Sourcebook Versus Traditional Textbook in the Introduction to American Government Course.” Journal of Political Science Education. doi:10.1080/15512169.2017.1420482.

Brandle, Shawna M. 2018. “Media Coverage of Human Rights in the USA and UK: The Violations Still Will Not Be Televised (or Published).” Human Rights Review 19 (2). doi:10.1007/s12142-018-0495-5.

Brandle, Shawna M. 2015. Television News and Human Rights in the US & UK : The Violations Will Not Be TelevisedNew York: Routledge.