Dr. Kathryn Montalbano

Contact and Overview

Email Address


Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm


Ph.D., Communications, Columbia University (2016)
M.Phil., Communications, Columbia Univeristy (2014)
M.A., Communications, Columbia University (2011)
B.A., English, Sociology (minor), Haverford College (2009)




Currently Teaching (Fall 2020)

COM 1300: Journalism Matters
COM 3305: Communication Law

Research & Teaching Interests

Media Law & Policy
Communication History
Religion & Media
Surveillance Studies



Montalbano, K. (2018). Government surveillance of religious expression: Mormons, Quakers, and Muslims in the United States. New York, NY: Routledge.

Book Chapter

Montalbano, K. (2019). The FBI and the AFSC: Surveilling United States religious expression in the Cold War era. In R. Heynen and E. van der Meulen (Eds.), Making surveillance states: Transnational histories (pp. 238-260). Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

Montalbano, K. (2019). Islamophobia in reactionary news: Radicalizing Christianity in the United States. Open Library of Humanities, 5(1): 61, pp. 1–49. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/olh.473

Montalbano, K. (2018). Net neutrality, the Fairness Doctrine, and the NRB: The tension between United States religious expression and media regulation. Media and Communication, 6(1), 5-12.

Montalbano, K. (2015). Misunderstanding the Mongols: Intercultural communication in three thirteenth-century Franciscan travel accounts. Information & Culture: A Journal of History, 50(4), 588-610.

Title: Assistant Professor, Journalism
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8878

Office address
Walker Hall 240