Reece Peck

Reece Peck

Assistant Professor
Center for the Arts (1P) room 232A
Telephone: (718) 982-2186
reece.peck (at)

Reece Peck's research examines the areas of television news, the conservative movement, populist rhetorical traditions and the cultural politics of class. As a doctoral student, he conducted field research at various Tea Party protests and think-tank-funded symposia in California and Nevada. He has published articles in top journalism studies and communication journals such as Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism and Media, Culture & Society. He has a forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press entitled Fox Populism: Branding Conservatism as Working Class (2019).

His research on political television has resulted in invitations to speak at the Columbia School of Journalism, Rutgers University and Institute for Public Knowledge. He was raised in Utah and provides commentary on media and politics to news organizations, including New York magazine and the AFP.

Recent Publications

Peck, Reece. “Usurping the Usable Past: How Fox News Remembered the Great Depression during the Great Recession.” Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. March, 2016.

“‘You Say Rich, I Say Job Creator’: How Fox News Framed the Great Recession through the Moral Discourse of Producerism,” Media, Culture and Society, volume 36 Issue 4 May 2014 pp. 526 – 535.