Campus Address: Bishop Hall 230
Michael I. Niman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Buffalo State College and a syndicated columnist whose work has earned him two Project Censored awards. His writing regularly appears in The Humanist,Truthout, Alternet, ArtVoice and Coldtype as well as in dozens of other venues in the US, Canada, Europe and South Africa. Niman, a trained ethnographer, is author of People of the Rainbow: A Nomadic Utopia (2nd edition 2011 - Univ. of Tennessee Press), an ethnography of a nomadic utopian society stemming from qualitative research conducted in Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Minnesota, Vermont, Missouri, New York, California and Quebec, Canada. Niman’s research agenda currently focuses on propaganda, the impact of consumer culture, temporary autonomous zones, nonviolent conflict resolution and nonhierarchical societies and movements. Niman formerly worked as a journalist based in Costa Rica and has conducted fieldwork in Canada, Guatemala, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom, Cuba and Belize. Niman is the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Niman has delivered invited lectures and presentations at diverse venues such as Cornell University, Harvard University (Law School) and the Chautauqua Institute.