A TV Smarty
I love the media. As a little girl I dreamed of working in television and movies. Today I'm lucky to be a university professor specializing in the entertainment industry. That means that I get to research the world of entertainment media, stay up to date with media industry news, and I get to help my students realize their dreams of becoming media professionals.
My areas of expertise are diverse representations in popular culture, i.e. images of women, people of color, and LGBT in television, music, and film. I also am interested in the economics that keep the media industries running.
As the news reminds us, there is a need for increasing discussion about race, gender, and sexuality in the media. Contact me if you need help having these discussions on or off the air.
Educational, work, & publication history
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Vlogs where I talk about the current media industry buzz
Delivered May 2015 in Greensboro, NC.: SPARKED by the images of women in the media.
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