Disciplines: International Affairs
Sophia A. McClennen works on the intersections between culture, politics, and society. She is currently a Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature at Penn State University and founding director of the Center for Global Studies. Her work often analyzes the links between political events and their media representations, which has led her to critique the relationship between mainstream culture, politics, stereotypes, and social injustice. She has written several books; her latest (with co-author Remy M. Maisel), Is Satire Saving Our Nation? Mockery and American Politics, is about the role of satire in the current U.S. political landscape. She regularly writes for mainstream media outlets including Salon and the Huffington Post.