Robert W. Jensen

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Robert Jensen "is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and director of the Senior Fellows Honors Program of the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.

"Jensen joined the UT faculty in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in media ethics and law in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics.

"In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power. Much of his work has focused on pornography and the radical feminist critique of sexuality and men’s violence, and he also has addressed questions of race through a critique of white privilege and institutionalized racism.

"In addition to teaching and research, Jensen writes for popular media, both alternative and mainstream. His opinion and analytic pieces on such subjects as foreign policy, politics, and race have appeared in papers around the country." [1]


  • All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice (Soft Skull Press, forthcoming).
  • Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007).
  • The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005).
  • Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004).
  • Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Peter Lang, 2001).
  • Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality (Routledge, 1998) - co-authored with Gail Dines and Ann Russo.
  • Freeing the First Amendment: Critical Perspectives on Freedom of Expression (New York University Press, 1995) - co-edited with David S. Allen.

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  1. Biography, University of Texas, accessed March 15, 2009.