Areas of Expertise

Professor Carr's expertise include, broadcast production and programming, writing for theater and film and documentary filmmaking.

Teaching Interests

Post-WWII American Cold War cinema, with emphasis on narrative and genre studies, and Post-WWII American social and cultural movements and its representation through film and television.

Professional and Creative Work

Professor Carr first started working in broadcasting at age 19. His professional credits include KABC in Los Angeles, where he produced live news, sports and public affairs programming. Sample credits include "Sports Talk", "The Michael Jackson Show", "Open Mind", "The Ray Briem Show" and "Dodger Talk". Other credits include news director, announcer and host. His documentaries have screened internationally.


Professor Carr is presently investigating "New Media" and its potential in documenting communities through the use of Podcasting and other wireless technologies, and critical approaches to the role of the internet in shaping our ideological and political perceptions. He also writes on the role of media in crisis communication.

Representative Publications

  • Culture as Crisis Communication: Tokyo Electric Power Company and Its Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, Crisis Communication: Transboundary Cases from Nonwestern Perspectives, (John Wiley & Sons), 2015
  • Media for Crisis Communication on Japan’s 2011 Tohoku Earthquake: A Critical Textual Analysis, in Sandra Duh’s (Editor), New Media and Public Relations, 2nd ed. (New York: Peter Lang, 2012).
  • Bringing the Government Down: Managing Thailand’s Political Crisis, Case Studies in Crisis Communication: International Perspectives on Hits and Misses. (New York: Routledge, 2012).
  • Managing a Crisis of Confidence in Nigeria's Banking and Financial Industry, Public Relations Review, 37, December, 2010; Issue 37


MFA, School of Theater, Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., Department of Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles