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Hanna E. Morris

University of Pennsylvania
United States
Email hanna.morris [at] asc [period/dot]

Hanna E. Morris is an interdisciplinary scholar of media, culture, and the climate crisis. Hanna’s research deciphers the historical roots of contemporary climate discourse and images and determines how these representations shape responses to the threats of climate change. Currently, she is a Ph.D Candidate (ABD) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, finishing her dissertation entitled, “Apocalyptic Authoritarianism in the United States: Power, Media, and Climate Crisis.” Her research has been recognized by the New Directions for Climate Communication Research Award, two Top Paper Awards from the International Communication Association, and the 2020 Best Student Paper Award from the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences.


Henrik Bødker & Hanna E. Morris. Forthcoming. ”Climate Change and Journalism: Negotiating Rifts of Time,” London, UK: Routledge (Forthcoming).

Hanna E. Morris. 2020. “Constructing the Millennial “Other” in United States Press Coverage of the Green New Deal,” Environmental Communication (September 2020).

Hanna E. Morris. 2014. “Environmental Advocacy 3.0,Earth Island Journal (August 2014).

Media Coverage

Hanna E. Morris discusses her research on media, power and the climate crisis with Kayla Hathaway.Research Review: Apocalyptic Environmentalism in the United States,” Cimpatico Studios, September 10, 2020.

Hanna E. Morris discusses her award winning paper, “Constructing the Millennial ‘Other’ in United States Press Coverage of the Green New Deal” with Dr. Chris Parsons. This year’s stars of environmental studies and sciences – the 2020 AESS award winners, AESS Podcast, September 3, 2020.

Hanna E. Morris interviewed by Brandon Baker about her research on the potential problems with Anthropocene discourse in United States journalism. The language of climate change—and the Anthropocene,” Penn Today, February 5, 2019.

Hanna E. Morris’ interdisciplinary research approach featured in “Doctoral Student Hanna Morris Uses Interdisciplinary Methods to Study Climate Change Communication,” Annenberg Now, March 22, 2018.

Hanna E. Morris discusses her research on the visual culture of climate change with Don Shafer. Interview with Climate Communication Scholar Hanna Morris,” Impact Radio, December 17, 2017.