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MAY 2017:

Presented at the International Communication Association in San Diego on Anger, News and the Tea Party Brand

On panel for the Community Coalition on Race to discuss race, media, and white privilege

Delivered plenary address on hope and politics for conference at Pendle Hill conference


APRIL 2017:

Moderated a panel of journalists at the 2017 Institute for Women Leadership Conference on Media, Gender and Politics

Published piece on breastfeeding for Role/Reboot


MARCH 2017:

On WURD radio with Solomon Jones to discuss Gloria Steinem and white feminism


FEBRUARY 2017:

On WURD radio to discuss HBCUs meeting with Trump on

Organized vigil to commemorate Trayvon Martin

Quoted in article on race and comedy

On WURD radio to talk about white feminism the silencing of Elizabeth Warren and Coretta Scott King letter in the Senate

On WURD radio with Keaton Nichols to discuss Paris uprising, police brutality, and black lives matters

Consulted on DA campaign for Larry Krasner


JANUARY 2017:

On the Leonard Lopate show to talk protest, art, and politics

Did Q&A for Vox on Trump rhetoric about Chicago

Presented on media and politics at NJ community alt-inauguration event

On WURD radio with Keaton Nichols to discuss Black nationalism and the recent "hotep" media war


DECEMBER 2016:

On WURD radio with Solomon Jones to discuss the potential plight of black women under a Trump administration


NOVEMBER 2016:

Began as part of first cohort for Program for Early Career Faculty Excellence at Rutgers

On WURD radio with Solomon Jones to talk about the turnout of black women for Hillary Clinton in November


OCTOBER 2016:

Wrote article on Hillary Clinton needing to acknowledge failures of Bill Clinton

Had a baby boy on October 21, 2016


JUNE 2016:

Presented on news, youth, and the Baltimore uprising at the Cultural Studies Association


MARCH 2016:

Wrote a piece on the Tea Party and media in the rise of Trump

Attended screening for upcoming PBS film on Jackie Robinson by Ken Burns and Florentine Films , for which I advised and consulted

Spoke with Solomon Jones on WURD radio about Hillary Clinton and the black women vote

Talked to The Daily Targum about the passing of NABJ founder Acel Moore


FEBRUARY 2016:

Music blog Musiqology published panel with Penn Dean John Lester Jackson and Black Star Film Festival Founder Maori Holmes on #oscarssowhite

Participated in a panel about lack of diversity at the Oscars at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia

Did interview with Rutgers Today on the media coverage of #OscarsSoWhite

Discussed media backlash to Beyonce video Formation on Wake Up With WURD


JANUARY 2016:

Interviewed for BBC article on Quentin Tarantino using of the word ghetto

On WURD Radio with Solomon Jones to discuss case of Gynnya McMillen, a 16 year-old African American girl who died in police custody


DECEMBER 2015:

Interviewed on WURD Radio about Sandra Bland and lack of grand jury charges for her death

My piece on police attack on girl in McKinney, Texas made Role/Reboot top 10 pieces of 2015

Wrote essay on the decision to not bring charges on the killing of Tamir Rice


NOVEMBER 2015:

Presented paper on Black women in reality TV at the National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas

Invited to Athens, GA to begin two-year conference on television with other scholars using the the Peabody Awards archive

Organized and participated in Faculty Teach-In at the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers University in New Brunswick

Did field research in Baltimore with colleague Rebecca Reynolds, interviewing young people about Baltimore Uprising and local news

Quoted in NJ Star Ledger in article on the influence of social media in Black student protests nationwide

Published piece in Role/Reboot on how to talk to kids about race


OCTOBER 2015:

Appeared on the Wake Up with WURD show on Philadelphia radio to discuss cultural implications of Meryl Streep wearing a rebel/slave t-shirt for new film

Wrote piece titled This Girl Dont Got Nobody for Role/Reboot about girl attacked by police officer in a South Carolina classroom

Future Women, the piece I produced for OpenTV, is shown in the Chicago Ethnographic Film Festival as part of the Best of the Fest feature evening


SEPTEMBER 2015:

Wrote a piece for Quartz on police attack on professional tennis player , James Blake, during US Open

Invited to present paper on Tea Party, race, and new at Race and Media conference at the University of New Mexico

Co-wrote a roundtable discussion on the new television sitcom The Carmichaels with scholars Al Martin and Phillip Cunningham for the media and cultural studies blog Antenna


AUGUST 2015:

Invited to co-host the Solomon Jones show on African-American owned WURD radio station in Philadelphia, PA

Produced "Future women", an episode for an ongoing Open TV web series about Honey Pot Performance in collaboration with Prof. Aymar Jean Christian at Northwestern University.

A special screening of "Future Women" took place at the University of Chicago Arts +Public Culture Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture


JULY 2015:

Wrote a piece on the killing of Cecil the Zimbabwean Lion and its intersection with #BlackLivesMatter

Fun piece on wedding engagements published at Role/Reboot, republished at Mamamia.com, and cited at The Billfold


JUNE 2015:

Interviewed on the NPR show All Thing Considered about race, passing, and the public discussion of Rachel Dolezal

Was cited in Essence magazine for opinions to read on Rachel Dolezal

Published piece at Quartz on Rachel Dolezal and the Question of Transraciality

Participated in panel on the Vice News program Emphasis Added about media representations of the Baltimore riots

Wrote piece about Black women and the demand for breastmilk for Role/Reboot

Published a piece about the police officer attack on black girl in McKinney, Texas in Role/Reboot. Republished in ForHarriet.

Published in Quartz a revised essay about police officer attack on girl in McKinney, Texas.


MAY 2015:

Presented two papers on Missing White Women research and Tea Party at the International Communication Association conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Quoted in San Jose Mercury News on Internet Racism Targeting President Obama

Quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about racism directed at President Obama

My first group of Video Storytelling students at Rutgers produce their news segments on Alcohol on Campus, Adderall Abuse and on Students with Disabilities on Campus


APRIL 2015:

Delivered invited lecture on the news coverage of missing white women for the Department of Geography at Penn State University

Participated in panel titled Race and Violence as Portrayed (and Perpetuated) by the Media at the University of Pennsylvania

Wrote a piece about the Baltimore Uprising at Role/Reboot


MARCH 2015:

Published piece on the Starbucks Race Together Initiative at Role/Reboot

Begin work as a consultant for the PBS Jackie Robinson film by Ken Burns and Florentine Films http://kenburns.florentinefilms.com/films/jackie-robinson/

Served as an advisor to Reuters leadership on diversity in journalism and recruitment


FEBRUARY 2015:

Participated in panel on #BlackLivesMatter at Drexel University

Published a paper theorizing the construct of belongingness as a communicative radicalization process in marking public space in the journal Urban Geography

Interviewed by Rutgers Today on why Black History Month continues to matter.

Wrote piece on the condition of Black girls in America for Role/Reboot.

Interviewed by Rutgers Today on the news coverage of the Academy Awards.

Piece on the marginalization of Black girls in America is published in The Washington Post.


JANUARY 2015:

Interviewed on WURD radio about the news media's exclusion of Shaneka Nicole Thompson in reporting on the shooting spree of Ismaiyl Brinsley, who also shot two NYPD officers.

Interviewed by Vox on the influence of social media on Ferguson and the #blacklivesmatter movement for an article titled Twitter Forced the World to Pay Attention to Ferguson.


DECEMBER 2014:

Interviewed on WURD radio about the controversy over the UVA rape story in Rolling Stone.

Published piece in Quartz on why Obama's new top cop, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, is wrong for the job.

Compiled a Black feminist reading list for Role/Reboot.

Wrote about getting my feminism from my mother for Role/Reboot.


NOVEMBER 2014:

Interviewed on Philly African-American radio station WURD to discuss the cultural politics of Kim Kardashian and the exploitation of Black women images.

Published essay in Quartz on why the Black community cannot stay neutral on the Bill Cosby rape allegations

Wrote a piece for Quartz about why, in the face of Ferguson, Black Americans still have a reason to be hopeful.

Wrote piece in Role/Reboot case reflecting on the decision to not indict Darren Wilson, the admitted killer of Michael Brown.


OCTOBER 2014:

Invited to present on representations of White women in news at University of Wisconsin at Madison in its Race and Media Conference 2014.

Published article discussing racial implications of the viral catcalling video in Quartz

Wrote Role/Reboot piece in response to the dismissal of charges against the police officer who killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones.


SEPTEMBER 2014:

Began teaching Rutgers class on Gender, Race, and Class in the Media

Wrote Role/Reboot piece on the public response to the video depicting Ray Rice attack on his wife

Published an article in The Atlantic and Quartz on social media responses to the Adrian Peterson child abuse case as a part of African-American culture

Published an article in Quartz discussing the importance of the Ray Rice video

Interviewed by NPR program Here and Now about racial rhetoric regarding corporal punishment

Published Role/Reboot essay discussing the public response to the video depicting Ray Rice attack on his wife.

Posted an article in Role/Reboot about the media coverage of the Los Angeles Police Department detention of Django actress Daniele Watts and the impossibility of black woman victimhood

Interviewed on Los Angeles Public Radio show Take Two with Alex Cohen and A. Martinez about Adrian Peterson Child abuse case and discipline in the African American community

Interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio show Here and Now with Robin Young about Adrian Peterson Child abuse case and discipline in the African American community


AUGUST 2014:

Published Role/Reboot article listing unarmed Black women killed by police officers and another piece responding to media discussions of domestic violence involving Black women.


JULY 2014: Started an apprenticeship with editor savant Lewis Erskine on the upcoming Jackie Robinson film produced by Ken Burns as part of research on documentary film editing

Wrote Role/Reboot piece on TV interview with Rachel Jeantel and a culture of blaming Black women. Also posted commentary describing the bad reasons that women get married.


JUNE 2014:

Book manuscript sent out for review on university press

Published Role/Reboot piece on video depicting Justin Bieber saying the word nigger


MAY 2014:

Published paper titled Fade From Black: Becoming Africana in the Journal of Pan African Studies. Paper analyzes the cultural significance of the nomenclature shift from Black Studies to Africana Studies.

Presented paper on Beyonce and Black feminist thought at the Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association

Wrote farewell letter to Maya Angelou in honor of her passing.

Published Role/Reboot piece on the conservative response to #bringbackourgirls and an article discussing the media response to photos of the teenaged daughter of Will and Jada Smith.


APRIL 2014:

Wrote an article on why we need to stop using the hashtag #firstworldproblems for Role/Reboot piece

Published Role/Reboot piece on the Stephen Colbert move to late-night and the way television continues to be cultivated around a white male audience . Also wrote an essay about the and an essay on the importance of women making time for themselves.


MARCH 2014:

Presentation at Society of Cinema and Media Studies on the news media coverage of White women. On a panel about race and representation with the brilliant scholars Ralina Joseph, Robin Means Coleman, and Jane Rhodes.

Published Role/Reboot essay on being born to a single mother


FEBRUARY 2014:

Invited to speak on Tea Party and News at Northwestern University's School of Communication in its Media, Technology, and Society series.

Published Role/Reboot piece on deciding not to celebrate Black History Month and an article on remembering Trayvon on the second anniversary of his death


JANUARY 2014:

Published Role/Reboot piece on apology from MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and and an essay on feminism and breastfeeding


DECEMBER 2013:

Published Role/Reboot pieces on a police detention of white and black youth in Texas and the anniversary of my father's death


NOVEMBER 2013:

Presented at the National Communication Association

Published Role/Reboot piece on media controversies over race and the NFL


OCTOBER 2013:

Participated in panel on Race and Social media at Rutgers University's Center for Race and Ethnicity.

Contributed a piece on how to talk to your kids about children and race for the Katie Couric Show

Published Role/Reboot pieces on the Affordable Care Act and halloween racism in the media


SEPTEMBER 2013:

Published Role/Reboot piece on Tiana Parker and getting kicked out of school for natural hair

Joined Role/Reboot as a a Regular Contributor


AUGUST 2013:

Served as a speaker at March on Washington Commemoration in Philadelphia

Presented on Tea Party women at the AEJMC 2013 Conference in Washington, DC

Published Role/Reboot piece about what President Obama is doing for Black Americans

Published Role/Reboot reflection essay about the March on Washington


JULY 2013:

Rachel Jeantel piece is shared and goes viral!!

Spoke with WURD Radio Host Michael Coard about Trayvon Martin vigil

Organized Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Published piece If I Could Have a White Daughter Instead of a Black Son

Piece If I Could Have a White Daughter recommended by Bill Moyers & Co

Interviewed for an article in The Root on talking to children about race


JUNE 2013:

Chaired Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division panel at the International Communication Association conference in London, England

Published An Open Letter to Rachel Jeantel on Role/Reboot


APRIL 2013:

Received Emerging Diversity Scholar Citation from the National Center for Institutional Diversity


MARCH 2013:

Presented on Tea Party Branding in News at SCMS


FEBRUARY 2013:

Accepted offer to join Rutgers University School of Information and Communication!!!


AUGUST 2012:


Published an op-ed on the Occupy Movement and urban policy in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Published a review of the film "Sparkle" and Black female representation at NewBlackMan

Published piece on Senatorial candidate Todd Akin and "legitimate rape" policies at Role/Reboot.


JULY 2012:

Conducted interview research in South Africa on race and journalism in the post-apartheid era.


JUNE 2012:

Presented paper on citizen journalism at International Conference on Journalism Studies in Santiago, Chile.

Published new book chapter in collection on the language of sound and noise.


MAY 2012:

Graduation!


MARCH 2012:

Honored to receive a Women of Color at Penn award.

Interviewed by Dynamo Magazine about social media activism.

Interviewed on local African-American radio station WURD about activism, politics, and city policies that target the poor and people of color in Philadelphia.


DECEMBER 2011:

Invited by the Social Science Research Council to contribute to a new digital forum on the Occupy Wall Street and the broader occupy movement. My initial contribution to the effort is here.

Interviewed by the "Philadelphia Inquirer for a year-end story about social media and its role in protests.


NOVEMBER 2011:

Interviewed about the Occupy movement in The New York Times.

Presented on the Tea Party at the National Communication Association conference.


OCTOBER 2011:

Quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer about social engagement and new media.

Quoted in the Metro and WHYY's Newsworks about the proposal to extend the unjust Philly curfew laws.

Was a guest appearance on the Comcast public service program Voice of Reason with Larry Kane about Occupy Philadelphia.

Was a guest on radio station WURD in Philadelphia talking about the Occupy Philly movement.




AUGUST 2011:

Presented paper on Tea Party at the International Association of Media and Communication Research in Istanbul.


MAY 2011:

Began my term as a board member and co-secretary of the Ethnicity and Race In Communication (ERIC) Division of the International Communication Association.

Presented paper on Australian Blackness at the International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.


MARCH 2011:

Presented paper on interventionist representations of Black middle class women in film at Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Published piece on Michelle Obama in thirdspace:a journal of feminist theory and culture.

 
 

 

   
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