Research and Creative Interests:

  • Gender and Media
  • Media Psychology
  • Emotions and Media
  • Democracy and Media
  • Informed Citizenship
  • Election Campaigns
  • Media Images
  • Media and Social Class.

Most of Grabe’s scholarly work focuses on media images. 

Research + Teaching Interests

  • mass media and communication; influence of visual content and message packaging on comprehension

Regional Expertise

  • South Africa
Media Studies, Multimedia Communication, Journalism, Film Studies
PhD, Temple University, Mass Media and Communication, 1995
MA, Baylor University, International Journalism, 1992
MA, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, Communication, 1990
BA, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, English and Communication, 1984
media arts journalism newspapers violence interactive media mass communication electronic media democracy behavioral or experimental psychology emotions visual perception social media news media elections information processing
Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Vlaams

Kinsey Institute/School of journalism survey of sex researchers and journalists, Ford Foundation, 2005-2006

Indiana Campus Compact Scholarship of Engagement (Gender bias in reporting crime), Lilly Foundation, 2002-2002

Goldsmith Research Award (Network news portrayals of presidential candidates), Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), 2001-2002

International Communication Association
International Communication Association