Douglas Kellner
Moore Hall 3022B
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Douglas Kellner

Distinguished Professor


Distinguished Professor of Education (and of Gender Studies, and of Germanic Languages)


  • 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]

Teaching & Research Interests

I am 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, I emphasize 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. I am the author of a comprehensive range of books on social theory, politics, history and culture.

Select 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.