Trump and Political Branding in the Tabloid Media of the 1980s and 90s

CHAT Donald Trump was a prominent media fixture long before he announced his candidacy for the presidency. While the tabloid culture of the 1980s often focused on the spectacle that surrounded him, it also portrayed Trump in a surprisingly political fashion. Professor of Media Studies and Production Geoffrey Baym explores how the tabloids helped lay the foundation for Trump’s political persona. Join us Thursday for the next installment of our Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series: “Tabloid Trump and the Political Imaginary, 1980-1999.

Center for the Humanities at Temple

The Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT) fosters innovative research and teaching by faculty and students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at Temple. Located in the middle of a vibrant urban campus, CHAT facilitates interdisciplinary exchange and debate among scholars from different departments and colleges who bring different perspectives to shared intellectual interests. Faculty and students in all schools and colleges at Temple are eligible to participate in the Center’s programs. Throughout the year, it offers research grants and fellowships, operates an ongoing research seminar, mounts public lectures and conferences, brings external distinguished scholars to campus, and forges intellectual partnerships with other regional and international universities. CHAT works to bridge the disciplinary divide between departments and colleges by promoting broad, humanities-based conversations that connect scholars from multiple scholarly fields.

The Center offers a rich and diverse range of activities, including:

  • Visits of distinguished scholars to campus
  • Public lectures and conferences in the humanities for the campus and the community by Temple faculty
  • Research grants to faculty and students
  • A year-long Fellows Seminar
  • Graduate Advanced Fellowship and Associate fellowship programs
  • Professional Development workshops for Graduate Students
  • Programs to strengthen interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate studies in the humanities
  • Contributions to planning and development across the humanities in the College of Liberal Arts
  • Cooperation with national and international humanities institutions

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Center for Humanities courses welcome qualified graduate students from other departments. All are taught by members of Temple's graduate faculty.