McClennen interviewed by Mideast Beast on Satire and Trump

Are our leaders evil, stupid…or both? Whatever the answer, the world of satire has its hands full like never before. The newest episode of the Mideast beast podcast series sees the Editor of The Mideast Beast in conversation with Professor Sophia A. McClennen, who’s literally written the book on satire. They discuss satire in the age of Trump, why you shouldn’t worry too much about stupid people, and how to handle satire in a region where you can get hung for a cartoon. Go straight to So


McClennen to lecture at Tulane

Sophia McClennen will be offering two lectures at Tulane University’s Stone Center. On October 18 she speaks on her new book on Latin American Cinema and Globalization. On October 19 she speaks on the global rise of political satire and its implications for democracy.

McClennen speaks at MLRC Media Law conference

Sophia McClennen joined Roslyn Mazer, counsel to the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in Hustler v. Falwell; Len Niehoff, Professor, U. Michigan Law School; Signe Wilkinson, editorial cartoonist, Philadelphia Media Network; Matt Wuerker, editorial cartoonist, Politico and Jane Kirtley, Professor, University of Minnesota for a session on Hustler v. Falwell – 30 Years Later at the MLRC Media conference September 26-28, 2018.

McClennen Interviewed by Mark Susnow

Mark Susnow interviewed me on politics, satire and the age of Trump for his Inspire Possibility show. Have a listen here.

CSPAN covers my talk at UMN

The YouTube link for the CSPAN coverage of my talk at UMN’s State of Our Satirical Union event is live.  Check it out.

McClennen to lecture on new book at LASA

McClennnen lectures on her new book “Globalization and Latin American Cinema” at the LASA convention in Barcelona on May 25, 2018.

McClennen an invited speaker at UMN's "The State of Our Satirical Union"

A two-day symposium, April 20-21, 2018, at UMN’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  The event is sponsored by University of Minnesota’s Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, and the Minnesota Journalism Center. 

McClennen interviewed by WZBC Radio News in Boston

McClennen was featured on John Grebe’s Sounds of Dissent show for WZBC Radio News in Boston on her recent piece in Salon about our hyper focus on Russiagate. Have a listen here.

McClennen featured on Life Lessons

Interviewed by Rick Tocquigny for Life Lessons on satire, politics and the health of our democracy. Listen to the interview here.

McClennen joins Srdja Popovic for a leacture on Laughtivism and the Power of Satire

The College Arts & Humanities Institute at Indiana University is delighted to host a discussion with Serbian activist Srdja Popovic and acclaimed scholar Sophia McClennen on the contemporary power and functions of political satire. Details here.