He also does consulting, research and writing in the related areas of violence prevention, media violence, diversity education, peace and conflict studies, and cross-cultural conflict resolution. He is the author of Rating Sex and Violence in the Media: Media Ratings and Proposals for Reform, a report of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and Empowering Diversity a middle school violence prevention curriculum commissioned by the Santa Barbara County Board of Education.
former Co-Director of the Center
for Communication and Social Policy at the University of California,
Santa Barbara, Dr. Federman was project director for the National
Television Violence Study. For that three-year effort (1995-98),
he coordinated a team of more than 200 individuals at four major research
universities -- the Universities of California, North Carolina, Texas
and Wisconsin -- to produce the most comprehensive study of television
violence to date.
Dr. Federman has
led numerous cross-cultural conflict resolution workshops, including a
year-long Palestinian-Jewish dialogue at the University of Southern California.
He is a former member of the board of directors of the
Peace and Justice Studies Association, a national consortium of university-based
peace and conflict studies programs. His writing has been published in
the Los Angeles Times; the Encyclopedia of Communication and
Information; the Yearbook of the UNESCO International Clearinghouse
on Children and Violence on the Screen; Campaigns and Elections; and
Humanities in Society. He has appeared on CNN, the NBC and CBS
Nightly News, and C-Span.