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Douglas Kellner

Douglas Kellner

Douglas Kellner is George Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education at UCLA and is author of many books on social theory, politics, history, and culture, including Camera Politica: The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film, co-authored with Michael Ryan; Critical Theory, Marxism, and Modernity; Jean Baudrillard: From Marxism to Postmodernism and Beyond; works in social theory and cultural studies such as Media Culture and Media Spectacle; a trilogy of books on postmodern theory with Steve Best; and a trilogy of books on the media and the Bush administration, encompassing Grand Theft 2000, From 9/11 to Terror War, and Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy.

Author of Herbert Marcuse and the Crisis of Marxism, Kellner has edited collected papers of Herbert Marcuse, six volumes of which have appeared with Routledge.With Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Kellner had co-edited  Media and Cultural Studies. KeyWorks, Blackwell (second edition 2012), and with with Rhonda Hammer, Kellner has co-edited Media/Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches (Peter Lang Publishing, 2009).

Kellner’s Cinema Wars: Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush/Cheney Era was published in 2010 by Blackwells, and Media Spectacle and Insurrection, 2011: From the Arab Uprisings to Occupy Everywhere was published by Continuum/Bloomsbury in 2012.

Kellner’s latest book American Nightmare: Donald Trump, Media Spectacle, and Authoritarian Populism was published by Sense Publishers in 2016.  

His website is at which contains several of his books and many articles.