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Julian Kilker

Associate Professor
Department(s): Journalism and Media Studies
Office: GUA 2137
Mail Code: 5007
Phone: 702-895-3729
Email: julian.kilker@unlv.edu


Julian Kilker’s research focuses on the intersection of society, media technologies, and innovation—in particular, key stages of their interaction from design to obsolescence. A graduate of Cornell University and Reed College, and with 15 years’ experience living and working internationally, he teaches emerging technology, research methods, and visual journalism courses for undergraduate and graduate students in our school, as well as technology and society courses in the UNLV Honors College. Kilker has published both in academic journals (including Visual Communication Quarterly, Social Identities, Convergence, Leonardo, First Monday, IEEE journals, and The Public Historian) and in magazines, and he has exhibited documentary photography in Switzerland, Washington, DC, California, and Nevada. He has received awards from the Broadcast Education Association, Management Communication Quarterly, the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and the Nevada Press Association. He is a former head of the AEJMC Visual Communication Division and is currently on the editorial board of the A2RU interdisciplinary arts/research journal Ground Works.


  • Ph.D.: 1999, Cornell University