Douglas Kellner

Distinguished Professor

E-mail: kellner@ucla.edu Phone: 310-825-097 Office: Moore Hall 3022B Fields of interest: Education, technology, media literacy, social theory, gender

Douglas Kellner is a Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Education, Gender Studies, and Germanic Languages. Professor Kellner is engaged in an ongoing exploration of the disciplines of cultural studies and the philosophy of education, examining the relationships among technology, education, and society. Utilizing print literacy as a focus for literacy skills, he emphasizes the need for other basics in education, including media literacy and computer and information literacy, to better enable students to read and creatively interact with emergent technologies such as the Internet. Prof. Kellner is the author of a comprehensive range of books on social theory, politics, history and culture.


  • Ph.D, Philosophy, Columbia University, 1973
  • DAAD Fellowship, University of Tubingen, 1969-1971; study in Paris, 1971-1972
  • BA, Doane College, 1965 [Junior Year, University of Copenhagen]

Honors and Awards

- Fellow, Sudikoff Family Institute for Education & New Media – 2003-04

Selected Publications

  • Kellner, D., & Pierce, C. (Eds.).  (2010). Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Emancipation, Volume 5 of the Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kellner, D. (2009). Cinema Wars: Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush/Cheney Era. Oxford, England: Wiley-  Blackwell.
  • Hammer, R., & Kellner, D. (Eds.). (2009). Media/Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Kellner, D., Lewis, T., Pierce, C., & Cho, D. (Eds.). (2009). Marcuse’s Challenge to Education. Lanham, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
  • Kellner, D.,  Lewis, T.,  & Pierce, C. (2009). On Marcuse: Critique, Liberation, and Reschooling in the Radical Pedagogy of Herbert Marcuse. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.