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Valerie Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, Ph.D.

Brief Bio

  • Dr. Valerie Scatamburlo-D'Annibale has a Combined Honours BA in Communication Studies and Sociology and an MA in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor. She earned her PhD at York University in Toronto.
  • Currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Film, Dr. Scatamburlo-D'Annibale served a six-year term as Department Head from 2011-2017. She was also Chair of the MA Program in Communication and Social Justice for six years (2002-2006; 2009-2011).
  • Dr. Scatamburlo-D'Annibale is the author of two books—Soldiers of Misfortune: The New Right's Culture War and the Politics of Political Correctness (1998) for which she received the 2000 American Educational Studies Association's Critics Choice Award and Cold Breezes and Idiot Winds: Patriotic Correctness and the Post-9/11 Assault on Academe (2011). Additionally, she has authored more than 35 book chapters and journal articles, many of which have been translated into various languages worldwide.
  • Dr. Scatamburlo-D'Annibale has received two major awards in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor—the Kathleen McCrone Teaching Award (2002) and the Faculty Meritorious Service Award (2016).


  • Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, V. 2019. "The 'culture wars' reloaded: Trump, anti-political correctness and the right's 'free speech' hypocrisy." Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 17(1): 69-119.
  • Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, V., Brown, B., McLaren, P. 2018.  "Marx and the philosophy of praxis." In P. Smeyers (Ed.), International Handbook of Philosophy of Education, Part I, pp. 549-567. Switzerland: Springer International.
  • Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, Valerie; McLaren, Peter; and Monzo, Lilia. 2018. "The complexity of Spivak's project: A Marxist interpretation." Qualitative Research Journal, 18(2): 144-156.
  • Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, V. 2015.  "Beyond discourse radicalism: Revolutionary critical pedagogy and the struggle for social justice." In M. Eryaman and B. Bruce (Eds.), International Handbook of Progressive Education, pp. 671-696. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V. 2010. “Class-ifying Race: The ‘Compassionate’ Racism of the Right and Why Class Still Matters.” In Handbook of Cultural Politics and Education. Ed. Z. Leonardo. Boston/Rotterdam/Taipei: Sense Publishers, pp. 113-140.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V. 2009. “Beyond the Culture Jam.” In Critical Pedagogies of Consumption: Living and Learning in the Shadow of the ‘Shopocalypse’. Eds. J. A. Sandlin & P. McLaren. New York: Routledge, pp. 224-236. 
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V. 2009. “Imagining the Impossible: Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy Against the 21st Century American Imperium.” In Peter McLaren, Education, and the Struggle for Liberation. Ed. M. Eryaman. Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press, pp. 19-54.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., McLaren, P. 2009. “The Reign of Capital: A Pedagogy and Praxis of Class Struggle.” In The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education. Eds. M. Apple, W. Au, and L. Gandin. New York: Routledge, pp. 96-109.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., Asquith, K. 2008. “Opening the Floodgates: Foreign Ownership, Neoliberal Ideology, and the Threat to Democratic Media Culture.” In Communication in Question: Competing Perspectives on Controversial Issues in Communication Studies, 1st edition. Eds. J. Greenberg and C. Elliott. Toronto: Thomson-Nelson, pp. 42-51. 
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., McLaren, P. 2008. “Contesting the New ‘Young Hegelians’: Interrogating Capitalism in a World of ‘Difference.’” In Worlds of Difference: Rethinking the Ethics of Global Education for the 21st Century. Ed. P. Trifonas. Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm Publishing, pp. 137-178.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V. 2007. “Peddling ‘Patriotic Correctness’ in the Post-9/11 Era: The Intercollegiate Studies Institute.” Public Resistance, vol. 3, no. 1 
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., Chehade, G. 2007. “Confronting the Nattering Nabobs of Neoliberalism and the Emissaries of Empire.” Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, vol. 5, no. 2
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., McLaren, P. 2007. “Class Dismissed? Historical Materialism and the Politics of ‘Difference.’ In New Paradigms and Methods in Educational and Social Research. Eds. B. Kozuh, R. Kahn, A. Kozlowska, W. Wolze. Los Angeles, California: University of California Graduate Education Initiatives, pp. 167-185. (Reprinted)
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., Suoranta, J., McLaren, P. 2007. “Excavating Hope Among the Ruins: Confronting Creeping Fascism in our Midst.” In Keeping the Promise: Essays on Leadership, Democracy, and Education. Eds. D. Carlson and C. Gause. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 79-116.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V. 2006. “Imagining the Impossible: Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy Against the 21st Century American Imperium.” International Journal of Progressive Education, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 21-46.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., Suoranta, J., Jaramillo, N., McLaren, P. 2006. “Farewell to the ‘Bewildered Herd’: Paulo Freire’s Revolutionary Dialogical Communication in the Age of Corporate Globalization.” Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 2 (30 pages).
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V. 2006. “The New ‘P.C’: Patriotic Correctness and the Suppression of Dissent on American Campuses.” In Bound by Power: Intended Consequences. Ed. J. Klaehn. Montreal, Canada: Black Rose Books, pp. 12-45.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., Boin, P. 2006. “New Media.” In Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication, 2nd Edition. Eds. P Attalah and L. Regan-Shade. Toronto, Ontario: Thomson-Nelson, pp. 235-249.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V. 2005 “In ‘Sync’: Bush’s War Propaganda Machine and the American Mainstream Media.” In Filtering the News: Essays on Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model. Ed. J. Klaehn. Montreal, Canada: Black Rose Books, pp. 21-62. 
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., Jamarillo, N., Suoranta, J., McLaren, P. 2004. “No Carnival Here: Oppressed Youth and Class Relations in City of God.” Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labor, Special Issue on ‘Youth’ as a Category Through Which Class is Lived, vol. 6, no.1 (32 pages)
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., McLaren, P. 2004. “Class Dismissed?: Historical Materialism and the Politics of ‘Difference.’” Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 36, no.2, pp. 183-199.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V. & Chehade, G. 2004. “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, But It Might Be Uploaded: The Indymedia Phenomenon.” In Seeking Convergence in Policy and Practice: Communications in the Public Interest, vol. 2. Eds. M. Moll & L. Regan-Shade. Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, pp. 363-379. 
  • McLaren, P. & Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V. 2004. “Paul Willis, Class Consciousness, and Critical Pedagogy: Toward a Socialist Future.” In Learning to Labor in New Times. Eds. N. Dolby and G. Dimitriadis. New York & London: Routledge Falmer, pp. 41-60.
  • McLaren, P., Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., Suoranta, J., Jaramillo, N. 2004. “Adios al ‘rebano desorientado’: La comunicacion dialogica de Paulo Freire en la era de la globalizacion corporative.” Nomadas, no. 21, pp. 24-37.
  • Suoranta, J. Fitzsimmons, R., Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., McLaren, P. 2004. “The Ethics of Insanity: Making Our Way Through the Swamp.” Lifelong Learning in Europe, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 252-259.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., McLaren, P. 2004. “Class Dismissed?: Historical Materialism and the Politics of ‘Difference.’” Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 36, no.2, pp. 183-199.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., McLaren, P. 2003. “The Strategic Centrality of Class in the Politics of ‘Race’ and ‘Difference.’” Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, vol. 3, no.2, pp. 148-175.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V., McLaren, P. 2002. “Adios a La Clase? El Materialismo Historico y la Politica de la Diferencia.” Revista Herramienta, no. 20, pp. 131-146.
  • Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, V. & Langman, L. 2002. “Fanon Speaks to the Subaltern.” In Bringing Capitalism Back for Critique by Social Theory: Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Vol. 21. Ed. J. Lehman. London and New York: JAI Publishing, pp. 253-284.